Senior Research Data/Informatics Specialist, Biomedical Informatics (BMI)

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: BMI: Admin
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Information Technology
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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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.



  • Designs and implements information technology solutions to support and advance the research and data needs of researchers within a specific department.
  • Actively collaborates with investigators to identify and document needs and translate them into sustainable and reliable technology solutions.
  • Designs data management solutions that may include the creation of databases, the extension and modification of data structures, development and generation of extracts, queries and reports, and the implementation of quality controls to ensure the integrity and reliability of data.
  • Builds systems and processes to facilitate data quality control and management.
  • Designs and executes data reporting functionality to provide stakeholders with relevant data on key measures associated with regulatory and compliance standards.
  • Designs and customizes research-based information technology solutions leveraging existing solutions whenever possible.
  • Investigates and evaluates emerging technology and practices to optimize research and data management practices within the department and across the university.
  • Manages informatics projects from conception to completion.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

Additional Details:

  • Demonstrates high-performance computing experience on both local and cloud (GCP, AWS, and/or Azure) environments in a research setting.
  • This role requires command-line, shell scripting, Python programming, and web development proficiency and benefits from MATLAB programming, machine learning and statistical programming, database experience, and scientific computing experience.
  • Demonstrates expertise in designing, developing, and maintaining software, databases, and interfaces.
  • Collaborates and communicates with internal and external research and engineering team members and supports the organization and timely progress of their efforts.
  • Provides direct technical support and helps guide, implement, and maintain further improvements to software, databases, and interfaces and works with the entire team to diagnose and fix related issues.
  • Documents code and data, develops and maintains websites, contributes to research articles, and responds to external queries via email, the web, and through managed lists.
  • May assist in grant and other funding applications, as necessary and appropriate.
  • Demonstrates ability to function as part of a team as well as to function independently under supervision.



  • A bachelor's degree and five years of experience supporting technology in a clinical, research or health industry or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in translating business requirements into technical solutions, extracting and manipulating data and implementing quality controls.
  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, statistics, science, or a related field is preferred.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future.  Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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