Post Doctoral Fellow- Biomedical Engineering

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: BME: Admin
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with animals.

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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.



The Santangelo laboratory in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory University, within the School of Medicine and Emory Vaccine Center is seeking several highly motivated and detailed scientists with interest in gene modulation, mRNA therapeutics, lipid nanoparticle (LNP) formulation, immunology, and treatments for cancer, autoimmune disorders, and infectious disease. The Santangelo lab routinely publishes in high-impact journals such as Nature Biotechnology (Blanchard et al., 2021), Nature Materials (Rotolo et al., 2023), Molecular Therapy (Lindsay et al., 2020), ACS Nano (Beyersdorf et al. 2022), Advanced Science (Vanover et al., 2023), and more. The laboratory is outfitted with state-of-the-art testing equipment to enable mRNA preparation, LNP formulation, therapeutic testing, and more. In addition to federal funding, the Santangelo lab works with industry leaders in the mRNA synthesis, LNP formulation, and therapeutic spaces. We are actively expanding the ability of the laboratory to investigate multiple types of mRNA drugs in parallel. Emory University offers a highly collaborative work environment with strong research and career development opportunities. 

Job Duties 

  • Works alongside scientists and technicians to design and test novel mRNA based drugs 
  • Document and present detailed experimental designs and results 
  • Prepares technical updates for reporting updates to funding agencies 
  • Works with our domestic and international colleagues to plan and execute mRNA drug testing experiments 
  • Prepares figures and authors manuscripts for submission to high impact journals 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 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.

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