Assistant Professor/Tenure-Track Faculty
- Program: Bioinformatics
- Hours: Full time
- Position Status: Open
Candidates are invited to apply for this faculty position in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. A research faculty position is available at the rank of assistant professor level.
This position of bioinformatics faculty will have an academic appointment at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (DEB) at the School of Medicine of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), but will conduct research at the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute (GCCRI). The candidate will have overall responsibility for strengthening our collaborative research at GCCRI, and contribute to a competitive bioinformatics service program. The candidate will apply bioinformatics techniques to analyze the next-generation sequencing and other high-throughput profiling data to gain insights into the biology of diverse organisms with an emphasis on pediatric cancer research. The tenure-track faculty candidate will promote the development of interdisciplinary bioinformatics research in translational, clinical and community settings, and provide oversight and guidance to research staff and post-graduate student to conduct independent research.
The successful candidate will join an energetic team of researchers in the GCCRI and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The interdisciplinary environment of GCCRI and DEB are ideal for quantitative science, statistical, and bioinformatics advances for an early career research faculty. GCCRI is also a part of the Cancer Therapy and Research Center, an NCI-designated Cancer Center at South Texas that facilitates cancer research and breakthrough discoveries to cancer treatment. Many technology core facilities at GCCRI, such as the Genome Sequencing Facility, have become a hub of collaborative research at UTHSCSA
Perform a combination, but not necessarily all, of the following duties:
- Provide and develop educational contents for the next-generation sequencing techniques in cancer and medical applications;
- Analyze genome-wide high-throughput data, such as data from gene expression, DNA mutation, and epigenetics studies, especially in pediatric cancer research;
- Pursue the development or adoption of new bioinformatics technologies in areas such as basic research, cancer research, and clinical/translational research;
- Participating bioinformatics services and collaborations within UTHSCSA, regional and national bioinformatics efforts and initiatives;
- Participate in extramurally-funded research in bioinformatics; provide planning, management and consultation to bioinformatics-related collaborative research programs and proposals;
Candidates must have a PhD in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD and 2-year post doctorial experience in bioinformatics and next-generation sequencing data analysis.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Candidate must have a minimum of one year of post-doctorial research or equivalent experience in an academic setting. A successful candidate is expected to have broad experience in next-generation sequencing data analysis spanning gene discovery, gene expression and regulation, sequence alignment, and homology detection, with scientific achievement demonstrated by journal publications, preferably with a focus on genome-wide profiling analysis, and proficiency in R, MATLAB, or Perl/Python programming in a Linux environment. Candidate shall demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to perform self-directed bioinformatics research, and excellent collaborative skills with unrelenting enthusiasm for genomic science. Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience in obtaining extramural funding in the computational biology and bioinformatics area.
Work is performed in an office environment. The position requires occasional travel to attend professional and grant meetings, as well as meetings for the University of Texas System. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, at least three letters of reference, and a letter describing their background, research interests, and relevant experience to:
Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, at least three letters of reference, and a letter describing their background, research interests, and relevant experience to:
Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
8403 Floyd Curl, MSC 7984
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
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