Assistant Scientist, Microscopy Core

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Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: Core Labs
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
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Campus Location (For Posting) : City
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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.


We seek a motivated individual to join the Robert P. Apkarian Integrated Electron Microscopy Core (IEMC) at Emory University as an Assistant Scientist. The IEMC houses an array of electron microscopes and ancillary instrumentation at two sites on Emory’s main campus. This position will assist IEMC users in all steps of electron microscopy projects. This staff member will report to the Core Director and will assist in routine IEMC activities, project management, daily operations, and coordination of the maintenance of IEMC equipment. The position will be filled at the Assistant Scientist level with a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


  • Work collaboratively with IEMC users in discussing their project needs to advance their research goals within the electron microscopy framework.
  • Manage the scheduling of experiments and training using Stratocore’s PPMS system.
  • Document protocols and write standard operating procedures for instrument use and method development.
  • Plan and execute experiments and assist core users in electron microscopy sample preparation and imaging.
  • Contribute to the implementation of new experimental methods in electron microscopy and sample preparation.
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate data recording, maintenance, and delivery from studies for IEMC customers.
  • Guide users in sample preparation, data collection, and the use of current image processing programs.
  • Maintain the operation and coordinate the routine maintenance of the electron microscopes and other IEMC equipment with vendors.
  • Participate in the organization and maintenance of the IEMC infrastructure.
  • Work with the Core Director on project management and billing of services.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 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.


  • Masters or Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, physics, or a related field.
  • Experience in the operation of electron microscopes and equipment for electron microscopy sample preparation.
  • Expertise in the current methodologies used in electron microscopy applications.
  • Excellent technical, communication, and training skills.

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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