Research Specialist - School of Medicine, Human Genetics

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

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 Sloan, Andersen, and Birey Labs at Emory University are recruiting a motivated individual to join our teams as a Research Specialist working with human pluripotent stem cells and 3D brain organoid cultures. Our groups together are interested in understanding the cellular and molecular basis of how the human brain is constructed in health and disease using state-of-art brain organoid cultures. Ideal candidates for this position will join an enthusiastic and multi-disciplinary tri-lab team, will work under the direction of a Lab Supervisor and will be accountable for daily maintenance, quality control, and routine experiments to support the stem cell culture needs of the three labs. In addition to technical and scientific support, this position will include responsibilities to track and stock laboratory supplies and reagents, maintain equipment, and assist with writing and optimizing lab protocols.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Under general supervision, performs a variety of defined research and laboratory tests and experiments according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules.
  • Sets up experiments as prescribed by a principal investigator.
  • May be required to participate in laboratory maintenance activities such as sterilization and cleaning of equipment, ordering of supplies, inventory and media preparation.
  • Maintains records, files and logs of work performed in laboratory notebooks and computer databases.
  • Compiles data and records results of studies for publications, grants and seminar presentations.
  • Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required by principal investigator.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific field OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

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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