Assistant Academic Research Scientist - School of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering

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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
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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.


The Haynes lab for Chromatin Epigenetic Engineering is seeking bright and talented scientists to fill a Staff Scientist position of up to 3 years. This position is an exciting opportunity to work at the cutting edge of biomedical synthetic biology. This position involves a project focused on the design and use of noncoding RNA to control chromatin and gene regulation.


Staff Scientist Responsibilities:

  • Completion of cell culture and molecular biology assays assigned by the PI
  • Analysis of data using modern software
  • Training new and junior personnel in the lab
  • Assisting the PI with project management

Environment: The Haynes lab is part of the joint Emory/ GA Tech W.H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. We are located in a new state-of-the-art facility in the Health Sciences Research Building. The space is furnished with benches, a dedicated tissue culture room, shared autoclaves and a cold room, and office desks located in a food-friendly area adjacent to the lab. Core facilities for mouse models, next-generation sequencing, flow cytometry, are located on the same campus. A state-of-the-art and microscopy core (including wide-field and confocal) is located in the same building one level below the Haynes lab.


Include in application: Please send as a single PDF document:

(1) a cover letter identifying which position you are interested in (postdoc or staff scientist) and how you expect the associated Responsibilities (listed above) to support your career development, and summarize how your background fits the Requirements outlined above;

(2) your cv (in academic format, no page limit);

(3) contact information for up to three references (one page).



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 master's degree and two years of professional level experience in a technical or research lab OR Bachelor’s degree and four years of professional level experience in a technical or research lab

  • Laboratory experience should be related to area of assignment.

  • Internship experience or experience prior to attaining the qualifying degree is not considered eligible work experience for this job classification.


  • PhD in molecular biology or a related field.
  • Publication track record that shows strong evidence of data analysis experience/ capability.
  • Strong proficiency in mammalian tissue culture, molecular cloning, chromatin analysis, and gene expression analysis.
  • Outstanding proficiency in modern data analysis software (e.g. GraphPad Prism, R, etc.).
  • Strong evidence of scientific writing in English.

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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