Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine
Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Human Genetics
The Department of Human Genetics (DOHG) at Emory University School of Medicine invites
applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor,
or Professor rank. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in experimental
genetics or quantitative genetics who have strong track records in disease-driven research and
a commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion in STEM. DOHG provides a 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 Georgia Tech.
The DOHG has 40 full-time faculty members and extramural funding exceeding $30 million per
year. Departmental research focuses mainly on human genetic disease and has major
strengths in neurogenetics, metabolic diseases, and translational research. The DOHG
contains the Center for Computational and Quantitative Genetics that catalyzes research at the
interface between statistical/computational sciences and genetics across campus. Moreover,
faculty with research programs in neuroscience will have opportunities to interact with the newly
established Brain Health Personalized Medicine Institute. The DOHG also has a vibrant clinical
program including numerous general and specialized outpatient clinics and in-patient
consultations in several metro Atlanta hospitals, offering opportunities for collaborations in
translational research. The Department has ACGME-accredited clinical genetics residency and
medical biochemical fellowship programs and offers training in all ABMGG laboratory
subspecialties. 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 has an active art, music, food, and cultural scene with a
delightful climate. The Atlanta metropolitan area continues to be rapidly growing, culturally
diverse, and inclusive, offering an excellent and affordable quality of life.
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. Candidates with expertise in quantitative genetics must have a
PhD in a related field (such as biostatistics or epidemiology) and an outstanding record of
research accomplishments. Candidates working with single-cell RNA sequencing and long-read
sequencing data are especially encouraged to apply.
Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.
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