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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Bioinformatics Analyst - School of Medicine, Microbiology/Immunology in Atlanta, Georgia

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Our labs study epigenetic and transcriptional programs that regulate immune responses using cutting edge molecular and cellular immunology approaches, genomics, and bioinformatics. Specific projects include: i) the epigenetic regulation of memory B cell responses in murine influenza models; ii) B cell dysfunction in human autoimmune diseases; iii) the role of epigenetic modifying complexes and transcription factors in plasma cell differentiation, and iv) factors influencing MHC-II and PD-1 gene expression.

We are seeking a bioinformatician to join our growing team to analyze next-gen sequencing datasets. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in 10x single-cell platforms, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, and DNA-methyl-seq. Additional experience in statistical genetics, eQTL analysis, or working with genomic variation will be considered. Our bioinformatics team serves a core group of 6-12 investigators by facilitating initial data processing and QC, data management, data sharing within the group, developing algorithms and computational workflows, developing and maintaining software, and analyzing and integrating transcriptome and epigenomic data using a variety of state-of-the-art statistical and data mining techniques. This position will contribute to the development and application of computational workflows for processing, analyzing, and visualizing data. A successful candidate will be able to synthesize data for publication and work closely with bench scientists. This position will provide opportunities for multiple publications, cross-disciplinary collaborations, and experience in integrating multiple data with clinical outcomes and other –omics data. Performs related responsibilities as required. Preference will be given to candidates with immunology background, experience with 10x single-cell workflows, R/Bioconductor programming, Shiny apps, and GitHub/Bitbucket.


  • 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 biology, biostatistics, chemistry, biochemistry, bioinformatics or related science or IT-based discipline; some student-related experience gained through formal Master's-level academic training.

NOTE: Position tasksaregenerallyrequired tobeperformed in-person at an Emory Universitylocation. Remote workfrom homedayoptionsmaybe grantedatdepartmentdiscretion.Emoryreserves the right to changeremoteworkstatuswith notice to employee.

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Job Number 121370

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Micro/Immun: Admin

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Laboratory

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor