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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Supervisor, Research Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future.We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


The Supervisor, Research Specialist 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.


  • Manage Research Laboratory: maintain all safety and other lab certifications/inspections, maintain lab records, maintain equipment, place orders, maintain lab supplies, ship samples to the outside, assist with lab budget.

  • Conduct Bench Research: cell culture, PCR, qPCR, DNA/RNA isolation/analysis, isolate single cell suspensions from tissues or bone marrow, Western Blots, Incucyte, Flow cytometry, microscopy, design and conduct novel experimental methods.

  • Animal Research: work the mice, prepare and maintain animal protocols with IACUC, maintain mice/colonies, possible breed mice, irradiate mice, ability to do or learn tail vein injection.

  • Writing: write methods sections for papers.

  • Training: teach lab techniques to new post-docs and students.

  • Extensive experience with bench research; experience, with many but not necessarily all techniques in our lab.

  • Experience with cell culture required.

  • Skilled in flow cytometry or be willing to learn.

  • Work with mice required, prepare/maintain IACUC protocols/approvals, irradiate mice, must either be able to do tail vein injections, or be willing to learn and become proficient.


  • 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.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 58062

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Peds: BMT

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

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

Campus Location (For Posting) : Location US-GA-Atlanta