Assistant Professor/Research Faculty in Bioinformatics

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Job Location
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MSC 7933
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX 78229

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Job Description

This position of bioinformatics faculty with a primary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (DEB) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) School of Medicine, will have overall responsibility for strengthening our collaborative research and directing a competitive bioinformatics service program. The candidate will apply bioinformatics techniques to analyze data from next-generation sequencing, microarrays and other high-throughput profiling technologies to gain insights into the biology of diverse organisms with an emphasis on biomedical research. Candidate will also manage the analytical service component of our next-generation sequencing facility. The bioinformatics faculty 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 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute (GCCRI). The interdisciplinary environment of DEB and GCCRI is ideal for quantitative science, statistical, and bioinformatics advances for an early career research faculty. GCCRI is part of the Cancer Therapy and Research Center, an NCI-designated Cancer Center at South Texas that facilitates interdisciplinary research and breakthrough discoveries to advance human health. The next-generation sequencing facility and computational research facility at GCCRI has become a hub of collaborative research at UTHSCSA.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. and at least 2-years of post-doctoral experience in bioinformatics and next-generation sequencing data analysis.

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. 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 is essential. Candidate shall demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, 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.

How to Apply

Candidates are invited to apply for this faculty position in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the UTHSCSA. Submit a curriculum vitae, at least 3 letters of reference and a letter describing your background and relevant experience to:

Elizabeth A. Rolling

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

7703 Floyd Curl, MSC 7933

San Antonio, TX 78229-3900

About Our Organization

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities. We are committed to cultivating and supporting a diverse and expert workforce in all areas at UTHSCSA.  All faculty appointment are designated as security sensitive positions. 

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