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Pediatric Immunogenomics Faculty Position

Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
Closing date
Oct 16, 2021

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Life Sciences, Genomics, Immunology
Position Type
Full Time
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The Center for Immunity and Applied Genomics (CIAG), a joint entity within Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine, invites applications for a tenure eligible position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, in the broad area of Clinical Genomics (MD and/or PhD required).

Faculty appointment will be primarily in the Department of Pediatrics within the Emory University School of Medicine, with the possibility of joint appointment in the Department of Human Genetics. We offer a highly interactive collegial research environment with state-of-the-art facilities, as well as proximity to and collaborations with the Winship Cancer Institute, the Emory Vaccine Center, Emory Lowance Center for Immunology, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Visit our website: for more information on our faculty, department, and resources.

Areas of particular interest relate to the clinical diagnosis of pediatric immune disorders applying genomic approaches such as targeted or whole genome sequencing, RNA sequencing, and other functional genomic assays. Single cell biology is also an area of growth as it relates to understanding the biology of immune disease. Applicants will be expected to build a clinical diagnostic program focused on some aspect of neonatal or infant immunology, such as very early onset autoimmunity, primary immune deficiency, and chronic inflammation. The candidate will be expected to develop an innovative, externally funded research program, as well as engage in cross-disciplinary initiatives. Interested applicants should attach their CV, research and teaching statements, as well as a diversity statement and the names of 3 references to Dr. Subra Kugathasan (

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University have worked together since 1956, facilitating leading-edge pediatric research, training, and innovation. Together, our partnership advances research and facilitates evidence-based quality care for children. In 2020, the Emory Department of Pediatrics was the #1 ranked pediatric department in National Institutes of Health research funding.

This job posting is part of our ambitious $200M investment to substantially grow our team of world class child health researchers over the next five years. To learn more about our plan to recruit 30 new world-class child health researchers over the next five years please visit: , or contact with inquiries and for more information. Access this link to submit your application:

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

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. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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