Assistant Academic Research Scientist | School of Medicine (SOM)

Job Number
Job Type
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.
Job Category
Laboratory Research
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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This is a recruitment of the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at Emory University School of Medicine for an ASSISTANT SCIENTIST who has demonstrated expertise in biomedical science. It is anticipated that the appointment will also be made as a senior lab member in assisting Dr. Yong Wan for lab operation. Part of mission of this position will be to support Dr. Yong Wan for his leadership in coordination of Breast Cancer Research Program at Glenn Family Breast Center/Winship Cancer Center. Your primary responsibility is to pilot research projects that investigate the role of post-translational modifications (e.g., ubiquitin-proteasome, protein glycosylation, protein methylation) in tumor immunology, tumor microenvironment and therapeutics and develop the next generation of impactful treatment strategies for cancer treatment. It’s anticipated to apply new systems such as microfluidic-organoid-on-chip to study the interplay between tumor with adipocytes, various immune cells such as T cell, microphage and MDSC, and tumor-associate fibroblast. This candidate will take responsibility to conduct animal experiments including transgenic mouse models and breast cancer preclinical mouse models (xenograft, PDX, humanized and organoids) and drug development. This candidate will also handle biomedical data process and analysis. It is anticipated that the candidate will team up with Dr. Wan and expand your research to develop collaboration with other Faculty in the Department, across Winship and the University with a focus on translating breast cancer research from bench to bedside and back.


The candidate will participate academic research activities at both Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology and Winship Cancer Center. Together with Dr. Wan, the candidate is expected to work with the clinical team lead by Dr. Kevin Kalinsky, for pre-clinical investigations that can serve as the rationale for early phase clinical trials, and to develop team-science programs in breast cancer for federal funding. This candidate will participate in supervision of student, post-doc and medical fellow and some lab organization such as animal protocols, IBC-rDNA, lab major devices and coordination of lab academic activities. The candidate is highly encouraged to develop and submit grant as co-PI or PI. 


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.

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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