Bioinformatics Analyst – Atlanta, GA 30322

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Dedicated to discovering causes, prevention, treatments, and cures, Yerkes National Primate Research Center (NPRC) is fighting diseases and improving human health and lives worldwide.

One of seven NPRCs funded by the NIH, Yerkes conducts studies that make breakthrough discoveries possible.

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The Division of Microbiology & Immunology and Emory Vaccine Center within Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a full time Bioinformatics Analyst to join Dr. Steven Bosinger’s lab to work on experimental vaccines against HIV in the context of NHP HIV models of infection.

This position will work as part of a large, NIH funded multi-center consortium and will employ advanced computational analysis of B cell repertoire data.

The position will allow for the successful applicant to obtain any necessary additional bioinformatic or computational training to complete the project.

The position will also offer the opportunity to write and publish several manuscripts from this and other projects.




These three simple words capture what we do at Yerkes to help advance science and improve the health and well-being of humans and non-human primates.

If you are someone with data analytics experience who is familiar with bioinformatics analysis of NGS data this is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community.

The ideal candidate should be motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, have a positive attitude and passion for research.

The Bioinformatics Analyst will be a team player who is willing to learn on the job and collaborate with lab members and center members.

The Bioinformatics Analyst will work to ensure the highest quality of laboratory research support, and has good communication skills with co-workers, the management team, PI’s, research staff, students, and other support services.


Duties include working with:


Single-cell RNA-Seq data

Whole genome sequence data

10X Genomics single-cell and phased sequence data

T lymphocyte and B lymphocyte repertoire sequences

Data from other Next Generation Sequencing applications

Management and dissemination of datasets

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.


A Master’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, bioinformatics or related field.

Two years of experience in bioinformatics and/or computational chemistry.


Applicant with a background in bioinformatics and strong computer science with an advanced degree in computational biology, bioinformatics or a related computer science discipline preferred

Demonstrable experience writing code to solve biological problems

R/Bioconductor proficiency highly preferred

Experience working with RNA-Seq is a significant strength

Programming experience in R, Python, Java or PERL is a significant plus

Excellent communication and writing skills


Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse

Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals


Yerkes NPRC in conjunction with Emory University conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which may include an INA and criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications, drug screening, and health assessment.

Employment is contingent upon a clear background screening.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University location as needed.

Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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