Research Specialist-School of Medicine: Biomedical Engerineering

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

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  • 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.


Preferred Qualifications (optional):

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s (much preferred) degree in a scientific field related to biomedical engineering with a strong background in cell biology.
  • Experience in managing teams and laboratories would be required. Also, experience working with stem cells, particularly iPSCs, would be necessary.
  • Skills in synthesis of biomaterials would be beneficial.
  • Experience and skills in 3D printing and bioprinting including digital design, 3D printing processes (extrusion and stereolithography), and post-print processes (crosslinking, tissue culture) would be a plus

Additional Job Details:

  • Serving as a lab manager to conduct the regular and routine activities related to maintaining and operation of a research lab (ordering, inventory monitoring, scheduling, communications with the team, training new members, safety and maintenance tasks, etc.).
  • The person will contribute to extensive ongoing iPSC culture works in the lab.
  • Tasks include maintaining stem cells, running various differentiation protocols, and performing characterization assays on the cells.
  • The person will be also contributing to the synthesis of biomaterials in the lab, specifically the synthesis of gelatin methacrylate (GelMA) and PEGDM.
  • Works with 3D CAD modeling software to prepare the digital models for printing.
  • 3D prints and bioprints the medical models using a variety of 3D printing systems.
  • 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 presentations.

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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