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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Assistant Academic Research Scientist in Atlanta, Georgia

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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.



  • Under minimal supervision, the Assistant Academic Research Scientist performs a wide range of highly technical and complex tasks necessary to advance basic and/or translational research programs.

  • Responsible for working with experimental platforms specific to the hiring Program.

  • Duties will include but are not limited to experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation and communication of results of basic and/or translational research.

  • Will be required to review literature and apply advanced knowledge, skills, and input necessary for protocol development.

  • May assist in grant and other funding applications, as necessary and appropriate.

  • Performs other responsibilities as required.


  • Organize, process and analyze the human samples via flow cytometry methodology

  • Responsible for planning the development process, writing of methods

  • Execution and development of assays and protocols on human samples from the clinical trial correlative studies

  • May be responsible for validation of the method and support delivery of analytical testing, as needed

  • Responsible for assay troubleshooting for process optimization

  • Demonstrates knowledge to provide input and leadership in troubleshooting

  • Led both written and oral scientific communication to interpret analytical data

  • Recognized as a scientific contributor and an owner or contributor for SOPs governing clinical sample analysis

  • Expect to supervise the junior lab staff along with the center growth

  • Flexible working hours to be compatible with the schedule of human sample collection

  • Leads technical projects of low to moderately complexity and oversees the work of those assigned to the project to ensure deliverables are achieved

  • Supports the maintenance and operational standards of lab equipment

  • Maintains laboratory notebooks under applicable regulatory standards and good documentation practices


  • PhD or MD OR Master's degree and five years of professional level experience in a technical or research lab. Internship experience or experience prior to attaining the qualifying degree is not considered eligible work experience for this job classification.

  • Laboratory experience will be based on area of assignment.

Applicants applying with a M.D. or equivalent degree must be eligible for a Georgia medical license to meet the minimum qualifications.


  • Prior research experience with flow cytometry based assay, PCR, ELISA, Lumina and cell analytic methods

  • Prior experience with cell manipulation/cell therapy research

  • Ability to analyze and interpret data with software as Flow Jo, GraphPad or other similar analytical software

  • The ideal candidate will be motivated, detailed, goal-oriented and possess excellent organizational including the ability to handle a variety of tasks in a fast-paced environment

  • Sound trouble shooting capabilities

  • Good computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word

  • Strong organizational skills, and close attention to detail are essential

  • Ability to maintain the independence to complete assigned tasks and projects

  • Ability to bring projects and deliverables to completion under timeline expectations

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with any team member and leadership

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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Job Number 80756

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Peds: Gene Therapy

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Laboratory

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

Campus Location (For Posting) : Location US-GA-Atlanta