Emory University Assistant Scientist - School of Medicine, Human Genetics in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Requisition ID:



725000:SOM: Hum Gen: Admin

Job Description:


This position is to work on and help initiate research studies on the genetic basis of cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial disorders. The successful applicant will be expected to manage study coordination including recruitment, screening, and consenting study subjects; maintaining IRB compliance and other regulatory documentation (MTAs, etc.); collecting family, health, and medical history data; phenotyping; biospecimen collection (saliva); entering data into an electronic database; manage study DNA samples; development and maintenance of the study website; analysis of study data; participate in the writing of manuscripts and grants. Travel to Scottish Rite (CHOA) may be required.


  • 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 reviews 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 MD OR Master's degree and five years of professional level experience in a technical or research lab.

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

  • Laboratory experience will be based on area of assignment.


  • PhD or MA in Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, or related field.

  • Prior experience working in a research environment with human studies research is highly desirable.

  • Previous experience with Progeny software, REDCap, or the candidate must have outstanding communication and organization skills and be able to work independently, troubleshoot data collection and management issues, analyze data, and contribute to manuscripts and grant proposals.

Operating Unit/Division:

School Of Medicine

Job Title:

Assistant Scientist - School of Medicine, Human Genetics

This position involves::

Involve working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Not Applicable

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Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).