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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Supervisor, Research Specialist - School of Medicine: Hematology in Atlanta, Georgia

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The Department of Hematology and Oncology within Emory’s School of Medicine is searching for a Supervisor, Research Specialist to oversee various aspects of the Dhodapkar lab research, including personnel supervision and training, technical optimization, lab equipment maintenance and repairs, ordering and inventory of lab supplies and reagents, monitoring of grant expenditures, biosafety and animal safety protocol management, service contracts, oversight and help with specimen preparation and routine assays, regulating contamination issues and biohazard disposal. Preferred candidate will have an immunology background and experience with mouse colony management and experiments on mouse models.

Specific Details: Principal duties will include mouse colony inventory management in two animal facilities, mouse intrafemoral injections, training staff/students on mouse handling and procedures, overseeing breeding management services and inventory, oversight of experiments on germ-free mice in BSL2+ animal facility, analysis of IVIS imaging on mouse tumors, maintaining myeloma cell lines, handling compliance tasks and equipment maintenance/service requests, supervising/training work-study students and research staff at the bench, record keeping and animal protocol updates.


  • Administers research programs/studies by: hiring and supervising research personnel; participating in project planning; and developing, implementing and evaluating research protocols, techniques and procedures. Supervises staff by orienting, training and providing performance feedback.

  • Provides expertise and training in methodology, basic laboratory procedures and equipment operation. Prepares and monitors research related budgets.

  • Assists in developing and submitting grant proposals and in monitoring grant expenditures.

  • Advises principal investigator of changes in reporting or accounting requirements and assists researchers in meeting requirements.

  • Develops models for patents, licensing and manufacturing agreements with researchers.

  • Monitors and enforces the contracts and monetary returns for products developed through research.

  • Performs a wide range of laboratory tests, specimen preparation and experimental procedures for routine and specialized studies.

  • Selects or develops effective research methodologies.

  • Collects and analyzes results of studies and provides interpretation of results.

  • Co-authors or authors publications based on laboratory research and findings.

  • Recommends new equipment and supply purchases; investigates equipment malfunctions and schedules maintenance/repair.

  • Monitors quality control of media, reagents and cleaning procedures and addresses any problems.

  • Keeps abreast of safety procedures and 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 related science field and four years of research experience of which one year is in a supervisory role in a laboratory, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


  • Significant work experience in immunologyand immunologic assays including flow cytometryand mouse research

  • Effective communication and team management

  • Ability to perform with a high degree of organizational detail

  • Flexibility on time management (animal work could require weekend visits occasionally)

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 120197

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: HMO: Hematology

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

Job Category Laboratory

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor