Supervisor, Research Specialist - School of Medicine: Hematology

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: HMO: Hematology
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Working in a laboratory, Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.
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 Laboratory of Dr. Andrea Moffitt, located in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology and the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University, is looking for motivated and skilled research staff who will contribute to the laboratory’s translational research program focused on genomic methods for assessing and monitoring patients with hematologic malignancies. Dr. Moffitt’s laboratory develops genomic tools for measuring treatment response and predicting clinical outcome through non-invasive liquid biopsy clinical samples.


This position combines basic and translational research in cancer biology with the management of laboratory operations. Ideal candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field. Four years of experience in an academic or biotechnology research laboratory with at least one year of supervisory experience is required. Preferred candidates will have experience with handling patient samples, sequencing library preparation, flow cytometry, cell culture, among other basic laboratory procedures in molecular or cancer biology. Successful candidates will also have experience managing laboratory budgets and supplies, organizing equipment purchases, and training laboratory staff. Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills are required.



  • Administers research programs/studies by: hiring and supervising research personnel; participating in project planning; and developing, implementing and evaluating research protocols, techniques and procedures.
  • Supervises staff by orienting, training and providing performance feedback.
  • Provides expertise and training in methodology, basic laboratory procedures and equipment operation.
  • Prepares and monitors research related budgets.
  • Assists in developing and submitting grant proposals and in monitoring grant expenditures. Advises principal investigator of changes in reporting or accounting requirements and assists researchers in meeting requirements.
  • Develops models for patents, licensing and manufacturing agreements with researchers.
  • Monitors and enforces the contracts and monetary returns for products developed through research.
  • Performs a wide range of laboratory tests, specimen preparation and experimental procedures for routine and specialized studies.
  • Selects or develops effective research methodologies.
  • Collects and analyzes results of studies and provides interpretation of results.
  • Co-authors or authors publications based on laboratory research and findings.
  • Recommends new equipment and supply purchases; investigates equipment malfunctions and schedules maintenance/repair. Monitors quality control of media, reagents and cleaning procedures and addresses any problems.
  • Keeps abreast of safety procedures and monitors the handling, storage and disposal of hazardous substances.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required. Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related science field and four years of research experience of which one year is in a supervisory role in a laboratory, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

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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