Job: Bioinformatics Associate/Postdoctoral

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: TBD

Location: Baltimore, MD

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Location: Baltimore, MD


The Department of Embryology at the Carnegie Institution seeks an organized individual with excellent communication skills to join our Bioinformatics team.  This successful applicant will collaborate with a team of genomics and bioinformatics specialists to provide analysis support and training to 10 research labs applying next-generation sequencing and single cell analysis to study fundamental mechanisms in coral biology, genome organization, lipid metabolism, molecular ecology, muscle regeneration, and stem cell biology.

The successful candidate will work with members of the genomics and bioinformatics team to support researchers using a mix of existing Unix workflows and custom analysis with R/Bioconductor.  Emphasis will be placed on conducting reproducible analyses and creating comprehensible reports.

Equally important is the training of our scientists in the latest data science methodologies through a combination of in person and online training.  Our partnerships with Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Maryland, and Clovis Community College provide several opportunities to reach larger communities and help train the next generation of biologists.


– MS in Bioinformatics or PhD in Biology with bioinformatics experience

– Excellent communication and task management skills

– Proficiency with R/RStudio and Bioconductor

– Basic experience with reproducible research tools (e.g. Git, Notebooks)

– Empathy teaching computational skills to biologists new to data analysis

– Experience creating sequencing libraries and using single-cell technologies is desired

How to Apply

  1. Cover letter including brief description of a bioinformatics collaboration or experience teaching bioinformatics
  2. CV, including a link to GitHub repository if available
  3. Examples of an analysis report and teaching material if available
  4. Contact information for three references

Additional Information

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

At Carnegie, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We believe academic environments should be places where diverse groups of people with various viewpoints and ideas can thrive and work together. As such, we encourage applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply.

The Department of Embryology is one of six departments comprising the Carnegie Institution for Science. The department functions as a private, non-profit research institute affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University and is located adjacent to the JHU Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. The Department consists of 10 laboratories studying a variety of questions in cell and developmental biology, with a new emphasis on symbiosis. For more information about the Department, visit