Assistant Professor/Research Faculty in Bioinformatics

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Job Location
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MSC 7933
San Antonio, TX 78229
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 direct a competitive bioinformatics service program. The candidate will apply bioinformatics techniques to analyze the next-generation sequencing, microarrays and other high-throughput profiling data to gain insights into the biology of diverse organisms with an emphasis on cancer research. Candidate will also manage a 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.

Perform a combination, but not necessarily all, of the following duties:

Direct the bioinformatics research program for the next-generation genome sequencing facility;

Provide management for bioinformatics services and collaborations within UTHSCSA, regional and national bioinformatics efforts and initiatives;

Analyze genome-wide high-throughput data, such as data from gene expression, DNA mutation, and epigenetics studies;

Provide and develop educational contents for the next-generation sequencing techniques in cancer and medical applications;

Pursue the development or adoption of new bioinformatics technologies in areas such as basic research, cancer research, and clinical/translational research;

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.

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 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.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, at least three letters of reference, and a letter describing their background, research interests, and relevant experience to:

Elizabeth A. Rolling
Project Coordinator
Attn.: Bioinformatics Position
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl, MSC 7933
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
[email protected]

About Our Organization

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