Assistant Academic Research Scientist | School of Medicine, Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

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.

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.


  • May also be involved in preparation of interim reports and data collection mandated by the FDA and for communications with the IRB at Emory University.
  • Attendance at clinical conferences may also be required.
  • Serving as project supervisor, assisting Emory faculty in coordinating a multidisciplinary team of diagnostic imagers, technologists, PET radiochemists, medical physicists and research nurses to recruit and scan patients, follow-up patient results, analyze data and prepare manuscripts.


  • 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.


  • Successful candidate will have at least an MD degree or MD equivalent with clinical research experience (Experience in imaging research project is a plus)
  • Excellent spoken and written English language skills, a proactive attitude, excellent people skills with patients and members of the research team
  • Experience with setting up/maintaining a database and data analysis
  • Computer skills using Microsoft access, Excel, PowerPoint and data analysis software is required

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

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