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Research Specialist Position


The Paiardini laboratory at the Emory National Primate Research Center (ENPRC) and Emory School of Medicine is currently seeking full-time Research Specialists. Our research consists of utilizing non-human primates (NHPs) as a pathogenic model of HIV infection to characterize cellular and anatomical niches of viral persistence amid antiretroviral therapy (ART), which informs pre-clinical trials to achieve viral remission upon ART cessation. Interested candidates are encouraged to directly email Dr. Paiardini with a cover letter, their CV, and contact information for three references. The position title and pay will be commensurate with related experience.



  • 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.


  • Experience in applied immunology research (i.e. tissue processing, flow cytometry, ect.) or data management (i.e. GraphPad Prism or FlowJo).

  • Background with BSL-2 and/or BSL-3 standard operating procedures.

  • Knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices, and methods.

  • Excellent problem-solving and team working skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrate attention to detail and organizational skills.

  • Experience working in a biosafety environment.


  • Work is performed in a BSL-2 and/or BSL-3 laboratory environment and requires work with blood and tissues.

  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions

  • Requires the ability to bend, kneel, and/or squat 

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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