Emory University Senior Research Specialist in atlanta, Georgia


Independently performs a wide range of highly technical and complex research and laboratory tests and procedures.Will be responsible for procuring brain tumor tissue samples from the Neurosurgeons and Neuropathologists of the Children`s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), and transporting these fresh tumor specimens from the CHOA operating room suites to the Emory pediatric neuro-oncology research laboratories for the purpose of laboratory research, and will perform analysis of this tumor tissue, including molecular assays, sequencing and database construction, generation of brain tumor slice cultures, drug screening, and propagation of tumors as patient-derived mouse brain xenografts.

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Technical training and experience in molecular cancer biology, molecular assays and genomics, cell culture, flow cytometry, PCR/cloning, and mouse xenografting and imaging preferred.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in a scientific field and four years of research experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

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Job Number 18888

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Peds: Neuro-Oncology

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

Job Category Laboratory

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled