Scientist, Sr. (AR) SOM

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: Surgery: Transplant
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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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.


The candidate would primarily be involved in research. Research activities would support an existing large (20+ member) team, with opportunities for professional development and leadership. Provides input to study protocol development. May assist in grant and other funding application preparation. Review literature for related research developments and techniques. Assistance with management and conduct of funded projects, including NIH R01 and other federal mechanisms. Serves as a technical source for other team members, staff, students, post-doctoral and pre-doctoral fellows, and coinvestigators. Designs, develops and conducts large and/or complex research projects. Analyzes and interprets the results of studies. Investigates and recommends alternative approaches to improve the quality of results. Trains research staff and students in specialized procedures and theoretical concepts key to epidemiologic or health services research investigations. Recommends new analytical methods needed for quantitative analysis. Leads in the development of new methods and collaborations. Co-authors and lead author on publications and may present findings with other collaborators at national level meetings/conferences. This is not a bench science laboratory position and education should reflect substantial epidemiologic/statistical training.



  • The Senior Academic Research Scientist is recognized as an authority in the scientific field both inside and outside of Emory University and requires significant achievements in leadership and recognition in support of Emory research or translational science or original scientific research together with a demonstrated ability to manage major components of the Emory scientific mission.
  • Duties will include designing, developing, and conducting laboratory or translational research experiments, as well as overseeing and managing all technical aspects of the laboratory.
  • The Sr. Academic Research Scientist will monitor quality control and recommend new processes or equipment to help improve laboratory operations.
  • The Senior Academic Research Scientist will be expected to assist in grant and other funding applications as necessary and appropriate, and will be expected to have significant authorship on publications.
  • May have supervisory responsibilities. Performs other responsibilities as required.
  • Assist Dr. Patzer in expanding research in improving data collection and quality in a surveillance registry for kidney disease and conducting large, pragmatic interventions in the Southeastern U.S. and nationally, and evaluating health policies locally, regionally, and nationally with the intent to improve equity in access to transplantation;
  • Co-lead the Transplant Outcomes research team by further aligning and determining strategic goals, designing special projects, and mentoring junior team members in epidemiologic and/or health services research methods;
  • Collaborate with other faculty and coinvestigators across Schools (e.g., School of Medicine, School of Public Health, etc) to plan and develop publications and general dissemination of research findings;
    Mentor junior team members in methods and writing for peer review research;
  • Author and co-author research publications, and help the Director manage the program of research funding.


  • PhD or MD and fifteen 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.
  • NOTE: Applicants applying with a M.D. or equivalent degree must be eligible for a Georgia medical license to meet the minimum qualifications.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department of work. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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