Emory University Peds Institute - Precision Medicine BioInformatics Faculty in atlanta, Georgia


The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Emory University Department of Pediatrics invites interested individuals to apply for an open faculty position for an outstanding researcher in the field of Bioinformatics. The successful candidate will collaborate with the Precision Medicine Program and the research labs of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, as well as have the opportunity to develop/continue his or her own research program.

The envisioned focus of this position will be the development and/or implementation of computational algorithms for the analyses of large data sets, such as from high-throughput sequencing or highly-dimensional flow cytometry, although other computational expertise may be highly valued.

This position will allow collaborations and affiliations with the Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics of the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, as well as Emory’s NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Winship Cancer Institute, offering a wealth of opportunities for research collaborations.

The successful candidate will join one of the strongest pediatric hematology/oncology programs in the country:

  • Our oncology program cared for more than 400 new cancer cases last year. We represent the pediatric arm of Emory’s NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Winship Cancer Institute.

  • We have the largest pediatric hematology program in the country (including 1800 active patients with sickle cell disease) and one of the four largest pediatric oncology programs in the country.

  • Our blood and marrow transplantation program performed over 80 transplants last year.

  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta—the only tertiary pediatric center in the dynamic metropolitan Atlanta area—serves a population of nearly 6 million people, providing a strong basis for clinical programs in rare disorders. Successful candidates will have

  • PhD or equivalent degree in bioinformatics, computer science or related field, from an accredited institution

  • A record of scholarship demonstrating independent or collaborative research in genomics or a related field

  • A record of scholarship and funding, either independent or as a collaborator

Candidates at the Associate or Full Professor level will be expected to have

  • A strong record of scholarship and appropriate funding as an independent investigator

  • A strong history of mentorship of trainees

Salary and rank at Emory University School of Medicine will be commensurate with experience and accomplishment.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a letter describing their research and career interests along with a curriculum vitae.

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Job Number 18427

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Peds: Leukemia Lymphoma

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

Required Documents List of References, Research Interests, Research Statement

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