Instructor - Human Genetics

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: Hum Gen: Admin
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Working with animals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.
Required Documents
Cover letter, List of References, Research Statement

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Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine


Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Human Genetics


Department of Human Genetics (DOHG) at Emory University School of Medicine invites applications for research track faculty positions at Instructor rank. We seek outstanding, interactive, and creative scientists in genetics and genomics to join our faculty. DOHG will offer competitive salary, benefits and start-up funds, laboratory space, access to state-of-the-art core facilities and extensive opportunities for collaboration both within Emory and with neighboring institutions, including CDC and GA Tech.


The DOHG has 48 full-time faculty members and extramural funding exceeding $28 million per year. The majority of the research in the Department focuses directly on human genetic disease and has major strengths in neurogenetics, metabolic disease, and translational research. The DOHG recently created the Center for Computational and Quantitative Genetics that will catalyze research at the interface between statistical/computational sciences and genetics across Emory University. The DOHG also has a vibrant clinical program including numerous weekly general and specialized outpatient clinics and in-patient consultations in several metro Atlanta hospitals. The Department has ACGME-accredited clinical genetics residency and medical biochemical fellowship programs and offers training in all ABMGG laboratory subspecialties. There is an ACGC-accredited program that graduates 10 new genetic counselors a year. The unique combination of a well-established basic research faculty along with the comprehensive clinical genetics division, places the DOHG at the forefront of contemporary translational research and predictive health.


Emory University and hospitals along with the CDC are located in a lovely wooded Atlanta suburb. The Atlanta metropolitan area is home to 5 million people and has an active art, music, food, and cultural scene with a delightfully mild climate.


Candidates with expertise in experimental genetics must have a PhD and/or MD with significant research training in an appropriate field, postdoctoral experience, and an outstanding record of research accomplishments. A demonstrated ability to secure external research funding and publication in top peer-reviewed journals is expected.


Interested candidates should submit an online application to include a Cover Letter indicating his/her research interest, Curriculum vitae, Statement of research accomplishments and goals (2 pages), and names of 3 potential references. for additional inquires email to Faculty Search Committee (recruit.dohg@emory.edu).


The Department of Human Genetics, together with Emory University School of Medicine, is fully committed to the shared values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve and sustain excellence. We firmly believe that we best promote excellence by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of faculty and staff promoting a sense of inclusion and belonging for every member of our community. This climate for diversity, inclusion and excellence is critical to attaining the best scholarship, teaching, and research.

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