Emory Healthcare/Emory University Senior Research Specialist (Genomics) in Atlanta, Georgia
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The Genomics Core within the Emory National Primate Research Center (ENPRC/EPC) at Emory University is currently seeking a skilled and enthusiastic Senior Research Specialist to join our dynamic team and support our laboratory in conducting high-quality genomic analyses. In this role, you will play a crucial role in assisting researchers with their projects and your responsibilities will primarily be focused on executing the library preparation and associated assays involved in producing high quality genomic and transcriptomic data.
While prior next-generation sequencing experience is a plus, the successful candidate will receive training in a broad array of techniques such as single cell sequencing via droplet capture, operation of advanced liquid handling robotics, spatial transcriptomics, and sequencing on the Illumina MiSeq and NovaSeq6000 systems.
Independently performs a wide range of highly technical and complex research and laboratory tests and procedures.
Devises highly specialized research procedures by applying a knowledge of advanced research techniques and equipment.
Provides input to protocol development.
Serves as a technical resource for other research personnel.
Analyzes and interprets the results of studies.
Investigates and recommends alternative approaches to improve the quality of results.
Trains research staff in specialized procedures and theoretical concepts for unique tests.
Recommends new equipment and supplies needed for specialized procedures.
Provides input into the development of departmental goals and objectives.
May assist in grant and other funding application preparation.
Review literature for related research developments and techniques.
Prepares written materials, charts and graphs on specialized techniques and research results for publication or presentation.
Oversees quality assurance of research performed by others.
Monitors the handling, storage and disposal of hazardous substances.
Performs related responsibilities as required.
Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.
- Bachelor's degree in a scientific field and four years of research experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
Prior experience working in a research laboratory conducting molecular biology assays.
Attention to detail to ensure accurate sample handling and reproducibility of results.
Skill in identifying and addressing technical issues and challenges that may occur in the laboratory.
Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work effectively in a team and follow established safety and quality procedures.
Work environment involves working with biohazardous blood and tissues.
Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
Work is normally performed in a typical laboratory environment.
Emory NPRC in conjunction with Emory University conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which may include an INA and criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications, drug screening, health assessment, requirement of various vaccinations (including COVID-19 plus one booster if job requires hands-on contact with animals/NHP). Employment is contingent upon a clear background screening.
NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.
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Job Number 121017
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Division Emory Primate Center
Department EPC: Genomics Core
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., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.
Job Category Laboratory
Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta
Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
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