Singer Lab Research Scientist

Position ID: 38244
Georgia Institute of Technology
Biomedical Engineering
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Singer Lab Research Scientist Job Description

College/Division/School:   The College of Engineering

Department:  The Wallace H Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering 

Application deadline:  Until Filled

Department Description

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University was created jointly by the Emory University School of Medicine and the Georgia Tech College of Engineering. As such, we offer the best of both internationally renowned institutions. The partnership between the two has created an outstanding undergraduate program — which is now recognized as #1 in the nation. Our excellent graduate program is also top ranked at No. 3.

We are united by our dedication to improving the health and wellbeing of all by fostering the next generation of leaders in biomedical engineering worldwide. We are highly collaborative, interdisciplinary innovators in basic and translational research and education. We are far-sighted educators, dedicated to creating biomedical engineers equipped for success today and in the future, across all realms of the burgeoning field.

Job Description

The Singer Lab is seeking a RESEARCH SCIENTIST for projects testing novel neuromodulation methods and their effects on neural activity, memory, and the brain’s immune system in rodents and humans.  Part of this research aims to develop new ways to treat Alzheimer’s disease and will be done in collaboration with investigators at Emory.  An ideal candidate will have experience managing research study logistics and staff.  Individuals with domain experience that allows them to provide critical feedback on research study design and results are preferred but this is not required. The Singer Lab is part of the dynamic, exciting, and collaborative neuroscience and neuroengineering communities at Georgia Tech and Emory University.


Ideal candidate would have

  • Background in neuroscience, neurology, neuroengineering, bioengineering and/or psychology
    • Expertise related to learning and memory, Alzheimer’s disease, neuroimmunology, and/or neuromodulation technology are a plus
  • Experience with human and/or rodent research
  • Experience with responsibilities listed under “Major Responsibilities”
  • Excellent organization, time management, and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience as research scientist, lab manager, clinical study manager or similar

Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include

  • Study management from design through completion
    • Coordinating with collaborators on key decision or gathering important information for study design
    • Implementing IRB, IACUC protocols and other regulatory paperwork
    • Set and manage deadlines for projects
    • Generating budgets, managing accounts working with finance department
    • Coordinating with study staff on logistics and implementation
    • Identify eligible study subjects from database or recruitment events
    • Generate internal study documentation for tracking subjects and procedures
    • Scheduling shared facilities and staff
    • Managing, sharing, transferring data
    • Coordinating with device company
    • Managing GT/Emory interactions like IACUC and IRB approvals, access to data, etc
    • Ordering equipment/supplies
  • Coordinating with GT/BME facilities – scheduling, communications
  • Handling regulatory compliance like EHS
  • Working with donors/sponsors as initial point of contact
  • Managing innovation reporting
    • Gathering required information for disclosures, provisional patents, etc
    • Working with GT Office of Industry Engagement and attorneys to determine if innovation is patentable and move patenting process forward
  • Grants, papers, and presentations
    • Preparation of slides and figures
    • Statistical analyses
    • Gathering information from relevant lab members for grants, manuscripts, and manuscript revisions
    • Editting grants and papers
    • Submitting grants and grant regulatory paperwork
    • Submitting papers and paper revisions
    • Tracking and meeting deadlines for grant and paper revisions or compliance paperwork
  • Train lab members and study staff (includes graduate students, post-docs, technicians and undergraduate students) in
    • Compliance, ethics, time management, communications, project management
    • Critical thinking and seeking out and receiving criticism
    • Communicating research via writing and speaking

Responsibilities may include research, depending on interests and experience, for example:

  • Processing, imaging, and analysis of brain tissue via histology
  • Execute animal or human imaging or EEG with technical staff
  • Analyze and interpret rodent / human MRI and EEG
  • Identifying relevant literature
  • Rodent surgery/handling/behavior
  • Seek out constructive criticism of on-going research to improve research
  • Assess study design in light of study goals and feasibility

Application Procedure/How to Apply:

If you meet these requirements and are interested in this position, please provide your detailed CV, a cover letter stating your research interests, and names and contact information for two references to Annabelle Singer:

Georgia Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 


CIP Discipline Code: 
Neurology Residency Program
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
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University System of Georgia
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Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

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