Yerkes National Primate Research Center is a seeking a Research Specialist to join the Emory Vaccine Center. An individual who is a team player, dedicated to the work, and willing to work hard to reach goals will be successful and position themselves for long-term growth with the team and organizations. JOB DESCRIPTION: + 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. Additional Details: The Research Specialist will assume a number of tasks, such as helping with cleaning and autoclaving glassware, ordering and tracking of supplies and reagents (Emory Express required), utilizing our in-house ‘Orders’ database to keep track of expenditures, preparation of buffer solutions and agar plates, aliquoting reagents, helping to defrost freezers, cleaning freezer filters, possibly performing radioactive wipes, performing periodic evaluation of thermal cyclers, etc. Apply Now
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_Yerkes National Primate Resear_
_YRK: Emory Vaccine Center_
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
_Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with radioactive materials or devices._