Emory University Research Specialist in atlanta, Georgia



  • Under general supervision, performs a variety of defined research and laboratory tests and experiments according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules.

  • Sets up experiments as prescribed by a principal investigator.

  • May be required to participate in laboratory maintenance activities such as sterilization and cleaning of equipment, ordering of supplies, inventory and media preparation. Maintains records, files and logs of work performed in laboratory notebooks and computer databases.

  • Compiles data and records results of studies for publications, grants and seminar presentations.

  • Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required by principal investigator.


  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific field OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

Additional Details

A research specialist position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Cassandra Quave at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Research in the Quave Lab is focused on natural product drug discovery for infectious disease targets. Information about the lab can be found on the group website:

Prior research laboratory experience in microbiology preferred.

  • A diploma and a BS in microbiology, biology or a related field

  • Fluency in spoken and written English and excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills, prioritization of multiple tasks, meeting strict deadlines

Qualified candidates should submit an application, including a current curriculum vitae, the names and contact info of three references (minimum), a cover letter explaining the candidate’s interest in the position, and statement of accomplishments. The candidate should also submit PDF copies of any first or co- authored research or review papers published in peer-reviewed journals, if applicable.

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Job Number 21150

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Dermatology: Admin

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

Job Category Laboratory

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322