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Associate Academic Research Scientist | School of Medicine - Pediatrics

Emory University
Northlake, GA
Closing date
Jul 23, 2024

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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 Associate Academic Research Scientist performs a wide range of highly technical and complex research duties and has documented scientific achievements and increasing technical, management, leadership, and professional expertise necessary to advance basic and/or translational research programs.


Demonstrated knowledge of research and experimental platforms for analyzing, design and interpreting results Investigates and recommends potential alternative approaches to improve the quality of results of basic and/or translational research.

Demonstrates increased responsibility through management of teams and leadership of scientific projects by applying advanced knowledge, skills, and input necessary for protocol development, as well as facilitating in some training aspects of other team members.

Aids in writing IACUC, IRB, Biosafety and other approval documents.

Oversees quality assurance of research conducted by other team members.

May assist in grant and other funding applications as necessary and appropriate, or with approval of the responsible faculty director, may have their own research projects and/or have full responsibilities for specific areas of instrumentation or methodology development and user support.

With the approval of the responsible faculty director, may be principal investigators on funded proposals.

Performs other responsibilities as required.


Writing code/performing analysis of data acquisition trends (scan success rate by age, imaging modality, time of day, etc.) to inform process improvements and/or prepare manuscripts on pediatric neuroimaging data acquisition best practices

Investigate and recommend potential alternative approaches to improve data quality of results (via regular audits, analysis of new data, supervision of trainees, etc.)

Team management (assistance with hiring, retention, career advancement, training)

Leading and/or contributing to manuscripts relating to pediatric neuroimaging operations (data collection & recruitment best practices, qualitative studies of parent perspectives)

Writing and maintaining IRB protocols

Overseeing quality assurance of data collected

Assisting with preparation of grant applications and/or leading own grant applications, particularly within the areas of community engagement and dissemination

May develop own research projects related to process improvements, data collection and/or participant experiences


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

Laboratory experience will be based on area of assignment.

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

NOTE: Applicants applying with a M.D. or equivalent degree must be eligible for a Georgia medical license to meet the minimum qualifications.

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