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Dedicated to discovering causes, prevention, treatments, and cures, Yerkes National Primate Research Center (NPRC) is fighting diseases and improving human health and lives worldwide. One of seven NPRCs funded by the NIH, Yerkes conducts studies that make breakthrough discoveries possible. Learn more at

The Division of Neuropharmacology and Neurologic Diseases within the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a full time Associate Scientist to join our laboratories. Our research consists of collaborative studies of the brain changes that underlie the movement problems in Parkinson’s disease.

Collaborate. Innovate. Serve. These three simple words capture what we do at Yerkes to help advance science and improve the health and well-being of humans and non-human primates. If you are someone with laboratory research experience who is familiar with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease, this is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community.

The position will include management of an extended collaborative research program that involves several participating institution. The program itself is part of a nationwide research network. Communication among project members, and with the larger external research network will be a major responsibility of the successful candidate for this position. In addition, as time allows, the position will also include help with regulatory tasks (such as writing and submission of IACUC, IRB, Biosafety and other approval documents), and may include participation in local research efforts (such as data analysis or the interpretation of locally generated materials). The ideal candidate should be motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, and have a positive attitude and passion for collaborative research. The Associate Scientist will be a team player who is willing to learn on the job and collaborate with members of the local laboratories and those who are part of the collaborative research network. The Associate Scientist will work to ensure the highest quality of laboratory research support, and has good communication skills with co-workers, the management team, PI’s, research staff, students, and other support services.


  • The Associate Academic Research Scientist performs a wide range of highly technical and complex research duties and has documented scientific achievements and increasing technical, management, leadership, and professional expertise necessary to advance basic and/or translational research programs.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of research and experimental platforms for analyzing, design and interpreting results Investigates and recommends potential alternative approaches to improve the quality of results of basic and/or translational research.

  • Demonstrates increased responsibility through management of teams and leadership of scientific projects by applying advanced knowledge, skills, and input necessary for protocol development, as well as facilitating in some training aspects of other team members.

  • Aids in writing IACUC, IRB, Biosafety and other approval documents.

  • Oversees quality assurance of research conducted by other team members.

  • May assist in grant and other funding applications as necessary and appropriate, or with approval of the responsible faculty director, may have their own research projects and/or have full responsibilities for specific areas of instrumentation or methodology development and user support.

  • Serve as the bi-directional communication channel between the funding agency staff and their Team (for example, reporting on progress and any potential barriers or resource needs).

  • Manage Team Rosters, ensuring that profiles of team members are up to date within the funding agency’s online system, with an eye toward promoting interaction within and between teams.

  • Keep Research Outputs up to date within the online system to ensure that resources generated by the project collaboratos are accurately reported.

  • Ensure that researchers at Emory communicate with their project collaborators, and members of the scientific community about current work plans, problems, and resource needs; create groups and ad hoc discussions as necessary.

  • Organize and moderate team meetings; report and follow up on action items, ensuring the team is on track with milestones.

  • Assist with editing and posting presentations for easy and quick access by other teams and external associates.

  • Coordinate subgroup meetings with outside investigators as needed, working with project PIs to set the agenda, take notes, and follow up on action items.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • PhD or MD and five years of professional level experienceOR

  • Master's degree and ten years of professional level experience in a technical or research lab. Laboratory experience will be based on area of assignment.

  • Internship experience or experience prior to attaining the qualifying degree is not considered eligible work experience for this job classification.


  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills


  • Work is normally performed in typical office or laboratory environments


Yerkes NPRC in conjunction with Emory University conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which may include an INA and criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications, drug screening, and health assessment. Employment is contingent upon a clear background screening.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 79553

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Yerkes National Primate Resear

Department YRK: NND-Neuroscience

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