Position: RESEARCH SPECIALIST, LEAD
Candidate in this position will be working on a project aimed at
characterizing genetic diversity of vaccine antigen genes of P falciparum
from various places. A Master's level individual with experience in DNA
isolation, PCR, sequencing and sequence analysis is desired. Interest in
evolutionary biology and/or malaria is desired. The position is advertised
at the Department of Biology, Emory University, Posting No: 125939
JOB DESCRIPTION: 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
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree in a scientific field. Two years
of research experience.
Ananias A. Escalante
Department of Biology,
aescalante at biology.emory.edu <mailto:aescalante at biology.emory.edu>
Division of Parasitic Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
abe1 at cdc.gov <mailto:abe1 at cdc.gov>
Phone: 770-4884030 / Fax: 770-4884454