Emory University's School of Medicine: Division of Animal Resources (DAR) is seeking a Research Specialist to join their Quality Assurance and Diagnostic Lab team!
JOB DESCRIPTION: Under general supervision, the primary responsibility involves implementing the colony health surveillance program within the DAR. The DAR health surveillance program incorporates a variety of animals housed within the DAR, including mice, rats, other rodents, birds and fish. Coordinates and collects samples as part of the surveillance program. Manages data and testing schedules using Microsoft Excel and Access. Communicates health status information as needed. Back-up responsibilities for other staff within the quality assurance team, including animal transfers (import/export) and quarantine. Performs additional responsibilities within the DAR as required. This job involves work with animals, including rodents, birds and aquatic species and possibly animal husbandry. Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents. Weekend work required in rotation.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in a scientific field or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. Animal handling and database management experience preferred.