Research Specialist - School of Medicine, Pharmacology

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Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: Pharmacology: Admin
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Working in a laboratory, Working with animals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.
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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.


A position is available in the laboratory of Renee Read in the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia USA. Successful applicants will join our collaborative translational research team to study the genetics and biology of pediatric and adult glioblastoma.


We are hiring a Research Specialist to work with human organoid models and mouse models of glioblastomas to examine the interactions of tumor stem cells with glia in the neural microenvironment in the brain. Our research program uses a multidisciplinary approach to analyze how developmental cell-signaling pathways interface with mutant variants of receptor tyrosine kinases in glial tumorigenesis, and to understand how cell-cell interactions in the nervous system shape therapeutic responses. Our approach uses several brain tumor model systems, including human patient-derived human glioblastoma stem cells and tissues, novel human organoid tumor models, and genetic animal models of glioblastoma. Members of our lab will have opportunities to learn more about therapeutics, neural stem cell biology, epigenetics, functional genomics, and bioinformatics in team oriented projects that involve collaborations with other neuro-oncology research groups in the Departments of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Pathology, and Human Genetics.


Experienced candidates interested in lab management, mouse models of neurologic disease, and neural stem cell biology are preferred. We welcome scientists from diverse backgrounds who seek to enter this dynamic field, and we provide an inclusive and supportive learning environment.


See our webpage www.reneereadlab.org or Twitter account @RRead_Lab for more information and updates.


Applicants interested in translational research and science education are particularly encouraged to apply. This is a great position for someone with cell culture experience or mouse model experience who is seeking a longer term research position related to neuroscience, stem cell biology, and/or cancer biology. Former research specialists from the Read lab have advanced to medical school, graduate school, and research scientist positions in industry.



  • Under general supervision, performs a variety of defined research and laboratory tests and experiments according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules.
  • Sets up experiments as prescribed by a principal investigator.
  • May be required to participate in laboratory maintenance activities such as sterilization and cleaning of equipment, ordering of supplies, inventory and media preparation.
  • Maintains records, files and logs of work performed in laboratory notebooks and computer databases.
  • Compiles data and records results of studies for publications, grants and seminar presentations.
  • Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required by principal investigator.


  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific field OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University locationRemote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee. 

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