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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Research Specialist - Emory Vaccine Center in Atlanta, Georgia

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Dedicated to discovering causes, prevention, treatments, and cures, Emory National Primate Research Center (EPC) is fighting diseases and improving human health and lives worldwide. One of seven NPRCs funded by the NIH, Emory conducts studies that make breakthrough discoveries possible. Learn more at http://www.yerkes.emory.edu

The Emory Vaccine Center within the Emory National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a full time Research Specialist to join the laboratory of Dr. Mehul Suthar. Our research consists of studying the immune response to emerging viral infections. For many years, we have focused on mosquito-borne flaviviruses, including West Nile virus, Zika virus, Dengue virus and Yellow Fever virus, and more recently COVID-19. We use both in vitro and in vivo model systems to dissect host factors and viral factors that regulate infection, immunity, and infection outcome. Currently, this position will involve supporting ongoing COVID-19-related research efforts. This includes cataloging samples, preparing samples, cell culture, training in a BSL3 environment, and analyzing data and preparing reports. We are looking for a highly motivated, collaborative, productive and an energetic individual who can work in a fast-paced environment. Previous laboratory experience is desired (1-5 years’ experience).

Collaborate. Innovate. Serve. These three simple words capture what we do at Emory to help advance science and improve the health and well-being of humans and non-human primates. If you are someone with academic research experience who is familiar with studying the immune response to infections, this is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community.

The ideal candidate should be motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, have a positive attitude and passion research. The Research Specialist will be a team player who is willing to learn on the job and collaborate with lab members and center members. The Research Specialist will work to ensure the highest quality of laboratory research support, and has good communication skills with co-workers, the management team, PI’s, research staff, students, and other support services.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

• Under minimal supervision, the Research Specialist performs a wide range of highly technical and complex tasks necessary to advance basic and/or translational research programs.

• Responsible for working with experimental platforms specific to the hiring Program.

• Duties will include but are not limited to experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation and communication of results of basic and/or translational research.

• Will be required to reviews literature and apply advanced knowledge, skills, and input necessary for protocol development.

• May assist in grant and other funding applications, as necessary and appropriate.

• Performs other responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor's degree in a scientific field

OR

equivalent combination of experience, education, and training

PREFERRED/DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills

• Basic background in Immunology\Cell Biology

• Preferred background in working with human tissues and processing human blood.

• Ability to problem solve and proactively improve lab procedures is particularly important.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

• 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

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING STATEMENT:

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, and health assessment. Employment is contingent upon a clear background screening.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

To ensure the safety of our campus community, the COVID-19 vaccine is required. For more information on the University and Hospital policies and potential exemptions, please see our website.

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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Job Number 97758

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory Primate Center

Department EPC: Emory Vaccine Center

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with animals., 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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