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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Assistant Academic Research Scientist (EPC - Emory Vaccine Center) in Atlanta, Georgia

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Dedicated to discovering causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of disease, Emory National Primate Research Center (EPC) is improving human and animal health and lives worldwide. One of seven NPRCs funded by the NIH, EPC conducts studies that make breakthrough discoveries possible. Learn more at http://enprc.emory.edu

The Vaccine Center at Emory National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking two full-time Assistant Scientists to join our lab. Our research consists of studying the immune response to emerging viral infections. We use both in vitro and mouse models to understand host and viral factors that control immunity and infection outcomes. Currently, this position will directly involve supporting ongoing COVID-19-related research efforts. For this position, we are looking for a highly motivated, collaborative, productive, and energetic individual who can assist with laboratory assays, cell culture, molecular biology, and various immune assays (ELISAs, flow cytometry, and Mesoscale Discovery). This position requires the ability to lead a project, analyze data and help with writing papers. Previous laboratory experience is desired (2-5 years experience) and BSL3 experience is preferred but not required.

Collaborate. Innovate. Serve. These three simple words capture what we do at EPC to help advance science and improve the health and well-being of humans and non-human primates. If you are someone with basic laboratory research experience and familiarity with the basics of the immune system or microbiology, this is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community.

The ideal candidate should be motivated, responsible, detail-oriented, have a positive attitude, and works well with others. The Assistant Academic Research Scientist should be a team player who is willing to learn on the job and collaborate with lab members and center members. The Assistant Scientist will work to ensure the highest quality of laboratory research support and has good communication skills with co-workers, the management team, PIs, research staff, students, and other support services.


  • 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 the 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.


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

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

  • Laboratory experience will be based on the area of assignment.

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


  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills


  • Work environment involves working with biohazardous blood and tissues

  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions

  • Work is normally performed in a typical laboratory environment

  • Requires the ability to bend, kneel, and/or squat


Emory NPRC in conjunction with Emory University conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which may include an INA and criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications, drug screening, the requirement of various vaccinations, and health assessment. Employment is contingent upon a clear background screening.

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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Job Number 111134

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory Primate Center

Department EPC: Emory Vaccine Center

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working in a laboratory, Working with animals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.

Job Category Laboratory

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor