Emory University hiring Bioinformatics Analyst in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Job Description


  • Maintains software, hardware and the network in a bioinformatics setting or molecular modeling laboratory.
  • Supervises regular updates and recommends state-of-the-art enhancements.
  • Analyzes high throughput screening data and performs structure activity analyses to generate predictive correlations.
  • Applies a limited range of molecular modeling tools to refinement of high throughput screening hits.
  • Presents the models in a form that allows users to make decisions concerning the direction of an experimental program.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

Additional Duties

  • Provide principal research support to the Principal Investigator in the implementation and completion of funded projects;
  • Plan and coordinate the advanced computational and statistical analysis of research projects providing technical expertise in novel and/or revised analytical methodologies and techniques and plan the processing and analysis of research data obtained;
  • Design analysis strategies to perform genomic, epigenomic and multi-omic analyses of large population databases;
  • Generate documentation related to analysis;
  • Assist in preparation of progress reports for funding agencies;
  • Co-author research papers and manuscripts for publication and collaborate in the development of posters and data presentations at conferences and workshops;
  • Complete additional research duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, bioinformatics or related field
  • Two years of experience in bioinformatics and/or computational chemistry

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Epidemiology or an equivalent amount of experience to perform statistical analysis of high-throughput biomedical and health data.
  • Experience with analysis of large health science databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in the design, execution, and analysis to study the genomics and epigenomics of human disease in large population-based samples.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and oral and written communication.
  • R and/or Python programming experience, working knowledge of Unix/Linux file system and environment.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight, and work effectively in teams.
  • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is required.

NOTE:This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employees.

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