Research Specialist / Lead Research Specialist, School of Medicine: Pediatrics

Emory Healthcare/Emory University

Atlanta, GA 30309

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

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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 Research Specialist or Lead Research Specialist position will involve regular maintenance of mice colonies in the laboratory, assisting in planning and performing research procedures on mice, and performing other related laboratory and research tasks.


+ 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.


+ Under minimal supervision, performs a variety of specialized and complex research and laboratory tests and procedures.

+ Uses independent judgment in applying or adapting scientific techniques.

+ May assist in protocol design. Investigates and proposes alternative experimental procedures for consideration by a principal investigator.

+ Assists in planning and scheduling research procedures. Analyzes and interprets results of studies.

+ Demonstrates and trains others in the proper use/operation of laboratory techniques and equipment.

+ Calibrates, troubleshoots and performs routine repair and maintenance of equipment.

+ Reviews literature for related research developments and techniques and compiles findings.

+ Monitors laboratory processes to maintain quality assurance standards.

+ Records results of studies, compiles and analyzes data and prepares charts and graphs.

+ 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.


+ Both levels require a Bachelor's degree in a scientific field OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

+ The Lead role also requires two years of research experience.


+ Prior experience in animal models.

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** _93538_

**Job Type** _Regular Full-Time_

**Division** _School Of Medicine_

**Department** _SOM: Peds: HemThrom_

**This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:** _Not Applicable_

**Job Category** _Laboratory_

**Campus Location (For Posting) : City** _Atlanta_

**_Location : Name_** _Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor_

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