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.
Under minimal supervision, the Assistant Scientist, Bioinformatics (ASB) performs a wide range of highly technical and complex informatics procedures. Qualification for this position requires demonstrated expertise in designing and developing software, databases, and interfaces for analyzing and manipulating research data applications including expertise with programming using a combination of the following: Python, MATLAB, machine learning and statistical programming, web-development, database query through SQL, high-performance computing, and scientific computing. This role requires internal and external collaboration with researchers to develop reproducible data processing and analysis capabilities, operating on Linux on local compute clusters and in the cloud (GCP, AWS, and Azure) using and developing command-line tools. The ASB is responsible for database construction, searching, and the computational analysis of resulting data. The ASB provides direct technical support and helps guide, implement, and maintain further improvements to informatics software, databases, and interfaces and works with the entire research and engineering team to diagnose and fix related issues. The ASB facilitates communication between the research and engineering team members and supports the organization and timely progress of their efforts. The ASB will document code and data, contribute to research articles, respond to external queries via email, the web, and through managed lists. The ASB may assist in grant and other funding applications, as necessary and appropriate. Demonstrated ability to function as part of a team is important. Performs other responsibilities as required.
NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department of work. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.
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