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Emory University Health Scientist - Human Genetics in Atlanta, Georgia



As a member of the Emory University Genetic Metabolic Nutrition Program in the Department of Human Genetics, Division of Medical Genetics, the Health Scientist manages and oversees operations of the Medical Nutrition Therapy for Prevention (MNT4P) program for patients with inherited metabolic disorders. In addition, manages and participates in various projects and funded initiatives.

  • Independently uses a specialized knowledge of, and experience, with public health principles to analyze, develop, implement, and promote solutions to public health issues/problems.

  • Establishes and develops vendor relationships.

  • Manages different types of purchasing and legal contracts. Develops plans for and leads meetings of various sizes.

  • Represents the program at conferences and speaking engagements.

  • Develops and executes strategic plans, goals, and initiatives.

  • Oversees development, preparation, and production of marketing materials.

  • Provides direction to consultants and team members.

  • Collects and analyzes data.

  • Prepares proposals, protocols, data analysis plans, reports, manuscripts, and presentation of study findings.

  • Addresses public health issues by providing education, technical assistance, advocacy, public awareness, and research.

  • Works with programs or studies designed to evaluate the prevalence or surveillance of public health issues and the effectiveness of targeted interventions.

  • May provide technical assistance to organizations to include presentations, websites, strategies, and educational forums to address specific public health issues.

  • May design, develop, and conduct targeted training initiatives.

  • May collaborate with external organizations to develop action plans and goals to achieve specific objectives.

  • Identifies new potential projects, studies or partners.

  • Under minimal supervision, performs a wide range of highly technical and complex tasks necessary to advance basic and/or translational research programs.

  • Duties will include but are not limited to experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation and communication of results of basic and/or translational research.

  • Will be required to review literature and apply advanced knowledge, skills, and input necessary for protocol development.

  • May assist in grant and other funding applications, as necessary and appropriate.

  • Performs other responsibilities as required.


  • PhD or MD OR Master's degree in public health and five years of professional level experience.

  • Internship experience or experience prior to attaining the qualifying degree is not considered eligible work experience for this job classification.

  • Laboratory experience will be based on area of assignment.


Applicants applying with a M.D. or equivalent degree must be eligible for a Georgia medical license to meet the minimum qualifications.

Additional Details

  • Strong project management, organization, detail oriented, and customer service skills preferred.

  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite required.

  • Experience using project management tools (i.e. Trello, MS Project) and statistical analysis software (i.e., SAS, SPSS) is preferred. Interest or background in nutrition is encouraged.

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Job Number 32703

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Hum Gen: Admin

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

Job Category Research & Research Administration

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322