Assistant Scientist (Academic Research), School of Medicine: Medical Oncology

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: HMO: Med Onc
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Working in a laboratory, Working with animals.
Job Category
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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An Assistant Scientist position at Emory University (Job Number 100634) is open in the Gilbert-Ross laboratory
(https://orcid.org/0000=0002-1960-8302) in the Department of Hematology & Medical Oncology in the Emory University
School of Medicine. Hem/Onc is housed in the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, an NCI-designated
Comprehensive Cancer Center, and is home to five academic and clinical units. Dr. Gilbert-Ross is a member of the Basic and
Translational Science unit and the Translational Lung and Aerodigestive research program at Winship which includes basic
researchers, clinicians, pathologists, and biostatisticians.


The Assistant Scientist will lead research efforts to understand the mechanistic role played by endocytic
tumor suppressors in limiting the progression of human cancer. A variety of techniques may be used to answer
complex questions including but not limited to genetics (mouse and Drosophila), cell biology, advanced microscopy,
genomics and bioinformatics, 3D cell culture, and pre-clinical trials. The Gilbert-Ross lab is a welcoming and inclusive
environment where individuals from all backgrounds are valued and respected. In particular, our lab offers a supportive
working environment for parents.


Dr. Gilbert-Ross is a Winship Cancer Institute member and therefore has access to resources from the cancer institute,
including discounted rates in cores. Multiple core facilities are available to support this project including Integrated Cellular
Imaging, Cancer Animal Models (Directed by Dr. Gilbert-Ross), Cancer Tissue and Pathology, Integrated Genomics Core,
Integrated Computational Core, Biostatistics Core, and the Winship/Pediatrics Flow Cytometry Core.
Application instructions: Qualified candidates should email their CV to Melissa Gilbert-Ross (mmgilbe@emory.edu).


  • 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.


  • 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. NOTE: Applicants applying with a M.D. or equivalent degree must be eligible for a Georgia medical license to meet the minimum qualifications
  • Demonstrated productivity in the form of peer-reviewed publications
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Experience with mouse models


  • PhD in the Biological Sciences and experienced cancer researcher.
  • Excellent computer, software, data analysis, writing and communication skills.
  • Experience with 3D cell culture, confocal microscopy, live-cell, or other advanced imaging techniques 

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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