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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Biostatistician in Atlanta, Georgia

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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.

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. Learn more at

Collaborate. Innovate. Serve. 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 laboratory research experience who has a passion for data analysis and design of statistical models this is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community.


The Division of Microbiology & Immunology within the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a full time Biostatistician to join our lab. Our research is focused on studying mechanisms of HIV persistence during ART -treated infection, with an emphasis on identifying mechanisms that promote HIV latency for development of therapeutic interventions. Our laboratory uses in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo (Non human primate) platforms to characterize these mechanisms.

The ideal candidate should be highly self-motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, have a positive attitude and passion for high parameter statistical analyses in HIV research. The Biostatistician will be a team player who is willing to learn on the job and support the research of lab and center members. The Biostatistician 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.


  • Develop statistical plan for priority research questions in coordination with senior group leaders.

  • Review code and statistical analyses performed by other team members and consult with core statisticians as needed.

  • Oversee hosting of all OMICs data for public use.

  • Lead data analysis and design of statistical models.

  • Contribute to manuscript writing and data evaluation.

  • Contribute to developing new research questions and conducting analyses.

  • Consult and collaborate with the program leaders on overall project management, including research question prioritization, data analysis and interpretation, and dissemination.

  • Develops and analyzes a variety of research data using statistical methods.

  • Assists researchers in developing appropriate study protocols and computer analyses.

  • Manages computer systems, writes programs, and trains others in the use of systems.

  • Provides statistical expertise in the areas of study design and data analysis to investigators/researchers interested in conducting clinical or experimental studies.

  • Works effectively within a group setting in areas of design of data collection instruments, study design, database management, statistical programming, analysis of data, statistical graphics, and writing of reports which include explanations of methods used and interpretation of results obtained.

  • Consults with investigators to determine questions of interest and data needed to address those questions. Determines and carries out appropriate statistical analyses.

  • Interprets and presents data descriptions and analysis results including the explanation of statistical techniques used, the assumptions made and the generalization of results.

  • Documents methods and results through preparation of interdepartmental memoranda and reports.

  • Performs related responsibilities as assigned.


  • A bachelor's degree in statistics, biostatistics, computer science, or a related field and


  • Two years related experience, or andequivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.


  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills

  • A MS or PhD in biostatistics, computer science, informatics or related fields with strong quantitative components is preferred.

  • Knowledge of statistical models such as Principle Component Analysis, t-Distributed Stochastic Neighbor Embedding, Generalized Linear Model, Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator, and Machine Learning approaches is strongly desired.

  • Experience with SAS, R, Python preferred.


Work environment involves working with biohazardous blood and tissues

Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions

Work is normally performed in a typical laboratory environment

Requires the ability to bend, kneel, and/or squat


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: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 89813

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory Primate Center

Department EPC: Microbiology & Immunology

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Job Category Laboratory

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor