Emory Stem Cell Core (ESCC) Senior Research Specialist

Emory Stem Cell Core (ESCC), who aims is to provide induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and their genetically modified or differentiated progenies to researchers in Georgia and nationwide, is looking for a highly motivated candidate to join our team as a Senior Research Specialist. This position will report to the core director and participate in the daily operations of ESCC, making sure that the projects are completed in time and at a high quality. The position will be filled with a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


·       Independently performs a wide range of highly technical and complex research, including and laboratory tests and procedures.

·       Devises highly specialized research procedures by applying a knowledge of advanced research techniques and equipment.

·       Provides input to protocol development.

·       Serves as a technical resource for other research personnel. Analyzes and interprets the results of studies.

·       Investigates and recommends alternative approaches to improve the quality of results.

·       Trains research staff in specialized procedures and theoretical concepts for unique tests.

·       Recommends new equipment and supplies needed for specialized procedures.

·       Provides input into the development of departmental goals and objectives.

·       May assist in grant and other funding application preparation.

·       Reviews literature for related research developments and techniques.

·       Prepares written materials, charts and graphs on specialized techniques and research results for publication or presentation.

·       Oversees quality assurance of research performed by others.

·       Monitors the handling, storage and disposal of hazardous substances

·       Performs related responsibilities as required.

·       Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field and four years of research experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.



·       Hands-on experience with cell culture and maintenance. iPSCs, organoids, microglia, cardiomyocytes and neurons cell culture experience is a plus

·       Molecular biology skills including mammalian DNA/RNA extraction, PCR

·       Knowledge of cellular biology techniques including immunostaining, confocal microscopy, western blot

·       Strong organizational and interpersonal skills


Adriana Harbuzariu, MD

Core Director I

Emory Stem Cell Core (ESCC)


The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.
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