Postdoctoral Fellow

Emory University
Job Location
1760 Haygood Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
Job Description

A postdoctoral position is available immediately for research on orphan diseases. The project will include the generation of cellular model systems that are suitable for high throughput drug screening. Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years. Candidates with a strong and documented background in molecular and cell biology are encouraged to apply. Prior experience with genome editing techniques (such as CRISPR/Cas) is strongly preferred. Must have excellent communication and writing skills. Must be able to work independently and creatively on intellectually challenging problems, and must be able to work effectively and collegially with others.


A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.

How to Apply

Apply online at Emory University's website or by emailing your cover letter and CV to Jennifer Vazquez ([email protected]).

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