Emory

Research Specialist, Thompson Laboratory

Job Number
54199
Job Type
Temporary Full-Time
Division
Oxford College
Department
Academic Affairs-Personnel
Location : Name
Oxford College
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Working with animals.

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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.

 

One of Emory University’s four schools partnering in undergraduate education, Oxford College provides 975 first- and second-year students of high academic profile an intensive liberal-arts program for the first two years of their Emory bachelor’s degree. We are interested in candidates with a commitment to working with a remarkably diverse student body in an inclusive learning community that values excellence in teaching and close student-faculty interaction. Applications from women and historically underrepresented minorities are particularly welcome.

 

Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on Emory’s original campus in Oxford, Georgia, Oxford College invites applications for A Research Specialist. 

Description

The Thompson Laboratory at Oxford College of Emory University is seeking a one-year term limited Research Specialist in Psychology, Neuroscience and/or Behavioral Biology. The laboratory investigates the neuroendocrine mechanisms underlying social behavior in several fish species, including goldfish and zebrafish. The Research Specialist will be responsible for conducting research experiments and assisting with studies conducted by other lab members, as well as maintaining the daily infrastructure of the laboratory.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Primary responsibilities will include managing laboratory fish tanks and conducting research experiments under the direction of Dr. Thompson. Those experiments will include surgical and behavioral procedures in goldfish and zebrafish, as well as histological and molecular biology procedures. Secondary responsibilities will include maintaining inventory of laboratory supplies and assisting with the training of undergraduate students in laboratory procedures.

  • 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.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent interpersonal and laboratory management skills;
  • Experience working with animals;
  • Experience with histological techniques;
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently.

 

Additional Details:

A cover letter is desired with the application.

The position will be on-campus at the time of hire (all social distancing and max. person occupancy guidelines will be followed).

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