Lead Research Specialist, School of Medicine: Pediatrics

Lead Research Specialist, School of Medicine: Pediatrics

Emory University | Atlanta, GA, 30301, US
Salary Range:$40,000 – $53,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

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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.


We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to join our team in the labs of Drs. Reyes and Brown. Dr. Reyes' lab is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying myocardial dysfunction in chronic kidney disease, with specific interests in arginine metabolism, endothelial dysfunction, mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress. Dr. Brown's lab focuses on the role of chronic oxidative stress in modulating immune responses.


* 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.


* Bachelor's degree in a scientific field and two years of research experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
* Two years of research experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


* The preferred candidate will have prior experience in whole blood processing, tissue homogenization, DNA/RNA isolation, RT-PCR, immunoblotting and colorimetric assays.
* Experience in Agilent Seahorse XF analysis/interpretation and endothelium dependent vascular relaxation in rodents would be considered a major plus.
* Educational background and lab experience in molecular or cellular biology.

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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