Associate Director, Research Projects (Community Engagement) -Emory College of Arts and Sciences

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Regular Full-Time
Emory College
ECAS: Chemistry
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.



  • Reports to a principal investigator of sponsored projects. Exercises considerable latitude and independent judgment in overseeing the day-to-day operation of the research core.
  • Serves as a consultant and provides technical expertise in scientific theory, research and methods of collection and analysis of data sets for a variety of research projects.
  • Using an advanced knowledge of research methodology and techniques, provides leadership in the planning and development of survey instruments, guidelines, and procedures to collect required data.
  • Coordinates various aspects of the study. Routinely develops research protocols. Reviews and edits text for studies. Conducts extensive literature searches and effectively summarizes reported research findings and their applicability to the research.
  • Coordinates research and intervention activities with the team. Provides direction to consultants and team members.
  • Coordinates and conducts special meetings. Develops and conducts presentations, represents Emory at national meetings, and co-authors publications. Collaborates on or authors reports and papers. Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Sociology, Psychology or a related discipline and five or more years of research/professional experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
  • Effective writing, analytic, presentation and organizational skills. Experience managing and executing multiple projects and working with senior health policy makers and executives is preferred. Experience conducting focus groups.


Our NIH sponsored center is committed to advancing the field of mechanobiology through the development of new probes and techniques that will transform our understanding of cell mechanics and its relationship with human health.


The responsibilities of the candidates will include the following:

  • Strategic communications: This will involve dissemination of methods and techniques cell biology end users as well as industry partners and academic driving biological project leads.
  • Organizing training for the community: This includes annual bootcamp training for junior trainees in diverse fields. Coordinating efforts across multiple national biological projects with our partners.


  • A Ph.D. or equivalent experience is preferred and past experience in science communication is desirable.
  • Please submit a cover letter and CV to k.salaita@emory.edu. 

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote 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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