Research Technical Specialist - Genomics Core

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 Emory NPRC Genomics Core within the Emory National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a Reserach Technical Specialist to join our team. The successful candidate would plan experiments and perform Next Generation Sequencing assays using Illumina NovaSeq, MiSeq and 10X Genomics platforms. Candidate would be trained and execute a broad array of assays such as RNA-Seq, single-cell RNA-Seq, droplet capture, and usage of advanced robotics platforms. Background in biology, immunology or molecular biology is required. Candidate will support several large scale clinical trials and genome sequencing projects. Previous lab experience, particularly in molecular biology or NGS techniques is preferred.

 

The ideal candidate should be motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, have a positive attitude and passion for research.  The Research Technical Specialist will be a team player who is willing to learn on the job and collaborate with lab members and center members. The Research Technical 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.

 

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

 

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

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Functions as a skilled individual contributor or lead researcher on one or more research projects, serving as an expert in specialized area(s).
  • Designs, develops and conducts large and/or complex research experiments.
  • Reviews progress of research and evaluates results.
  • Shares expertise in equipment operation and laboratory techniques.
  • Refines/adapts methodologies to fit specific experiment requirements.
  • Collaborates in the development of new techniques.
  • Co-authors publications and may co-present findings with Principal Investigator at meetings/conferences.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor's degree in a scientific field.
  • Seven years of professional research experience.

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, health assessment, requirement of various vaccinations (including COVID-19 plus one booster if job requires hands-on contact with animals/NHP). Employment is contingent upon a clear background screening.

 

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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