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Emory University Assistant Scientist - Metabolics Division Lead in Atlanta, Georgia



  • 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 reviews 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.


  • 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.

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Emory Integrated Metabolomics and Lipidomics Core Division

Assistant Scientist – Metabolomics Division Lead

The Emory Integrated Metabolomics and Lipidomics Core (EIMLC) seeks to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated, and experienced metabolomics expert at the assistant scientist level. This individual will lead the Metabolomics Division and be responsible for the daily supervision of research staff and metabolomics services offered by the core facility. Duties include maintaining equipment, developing and following standard operating procedures, coordinating study sample handling, custody and analysis, and communicating with EIMLC customers and core users regarding analytic processes.

Specific duties in daily operations of the EIMLC include preparing MS samples, running automated high-throughput LC-MS protocols, batch processing and interpretation of MS spectra, statistical analysis, automation of protocols, and other projects and duties as assigned. The Metabolomics Division lead will be a contact point and liaison for EIMLC researchers interested in metabolomics research. With close coordination in support of the Scientific Director, responsibilities are to provide guidance on technical aspects, advising users on study designs including sample preparation and options for handling and interpreting data, providing reports to administration for annual review, training staff and researchers, supportinggrant proposals.

Perferred Requirements:

  • Develop and implement liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) based methods for targeted and non-targeted metabolomics to support cell culture, animal model and human clinical research.

  • Work closely with the Scientific Director as well as independently for design of experiments, developing protocols for extraction, separation, mass spectrometry and data analysis, documenting work in electronic project and data notebooks and generating study reports.

  • Have knowledge and experience in relating chemical structures to mass spectrometry data, in methods developed for metabolite identification, and in metabolism, statistical analysis and pathway analysis.

  • Strong organization and communication skills and effective interpersonal skills.

  • Willing to work in a collaborative environment and be capable of handling multiple tasks while meeting timelines and adapting to changing priorities.

  • Opportunities to collaborate in writing grant proposals with faculty seeking to engage in metabolomic research are also possible.

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Job Number 23762

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Core Labs

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

Job Category Laboratory

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