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Emory UniversityAtlanta, GA
$100 - $125 Full-time
  • Discover Your Career at Emory University 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.
  • Description The Gordon Laboratory seeks a motivated Assistant Scientist to spearhead cutting-edge mass spectrometry studies.
  • Our lab focuses on de-novo pathway mapping, utilizing functional assays and mass spectrometry to systematically dissect pathways impacting pathogen infection and immunity.
  • We pursue diverse projects spanning both academic and industry collaborations, and offer publication opportunities on questions pertaining to both basic and translational research.
  • We believe that the best science emerges from an environment of generous collaboration, reinforced by a culture of learning, curiosity, and the sharing of advice and skills.
  • In considering new members of our group, we value a positive can-do attitude, evidence of previous success in laboratory environments, attention to detail, and cultural fit.
  • JOB DESCRIPTION: 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.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 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.
  • NOTE: Applicants applying with a M.D. or equivalent degree must be eligible for a Georgia medical license to meet the minimum qualifications.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Utilization of cutting edge mass spectrometry platforms, including time-of-flight (TOF), ion trap, and orbitrap-based instruments.
  • High-pressure liquid chromatography and nanoLC instrumentation.
  • Experience preparing mass spectrometry samples for proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics, or glycomics analysis.
  • Analysis of mass spectrometry data to identify biological macromolecules, utilizing state-of-the art software tools (e.g. Spectronaut, Proteome Discoverer, MetaboScape, MaxQuant, etc
  • Experience using command line and data analysis tools (e.g. R, Python, Perl, etc
  • Integrative analysis of orthogonal / high dimensional datasets.
  • Structural analysis of protein-protein and/or protein-ligand interactions.
  • An ideal candidate should have a strong background in one or a combination of the following areas: biochemistry, analytical chemistry, computational biology, bioinformatics, statistics, mass spectrometry, immunology or virology.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have a solid understanding of biochemistry, have prior experience in -omics data analysis, and those who have structural biology experience.
  • 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.
  • Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture To ensure the safety of our campus community, the COVID-19 vaccine is required.
  • For more information on the University and Hospital policies and potential exemptions, please see our website.
  • 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.
  • Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
  • To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404
  • Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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