Emory University Research Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Requisition ID:



820540:YRK: Research Tech Services

Job Description:


  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Zoology or animal sciences is preferred.

  • Experience working with animals; i.e. handling animals, giving injections, collecting blood and other biological samples--is strongly desired.

  • Good observational and organizational skills are essential.

  • Must be able to work independently and as a team in accomplishing daily tasks.

  • Must have good working knowledge of research design and implementation, pay close attention to detail and accuracy, have good writing skills, neat penmanship and excellent communication skills.

  • Must be able to rapidly move from one task to another.

  • Flexibility within daily structure is essential to meet the needs of varying research protocols.


  • 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.


Bachelor's degree in a scientific field OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.DATE CREATED/MODIFIED/REVIEWED: 06/08/06 AMM

Operating Unit/Division:

Yerkes National Primate Resear

Job Title:

Research Specialist

This position involves::

Involve working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Involve working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp., Involve working with radioactive materials or devices., Involve working with animals.

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Additional Job Details:

Work environment is in non-human primate facilities (animal biosafety levels 2 and 2+) and in a communal office within the Yerkes National Primate Research Center on Emory's main campus.

Work shift can be from: Monday--Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM or 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM but with flexibility to come in earlier as needed by management. Please note that evening, weekend and/or Holiday work is required on a rotating basis within the team.