The Department of Genetics invites applications for a senior faculty position at the SCIENTIST level (equivalent to Full Professor) to direct the Genomics Computing Center (GCC) at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, a private non-profit research institute in San Antonio, TX. The GCC, located in a dedicated 6,500 sq ft facility, maintains a state-of-the-art high performance parallel computing cluster with over 7000 processors and extensive data storage capability to support genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics analyses of large and complex datasets, and 14 current staff members, including faculty, staff scientists, analysts, programmers, and support staff. The Director is expected to direct and coordinate both day-to-day and overall research activities at the GCC in coordination with faculty in the Department of Genetics and at Texas Biomed, and lead an exemplary interactive research program aimed to explore the genetic regulation and modulation of cellular function and dysfunction in complex diseases. Available datasets include existing phenotype and sequence data on human and non-human primate cohorts, with comprehensive transcriptomic, DNA methylation, proteomic, and metabolomic profiling data. The primary goal of the GCC is to develop and implement novel analytical approaches that will facilitate the integration of these complex large-scale datasets to explore the functional impact on disease-associated causal sequence variants.
The new Director will have significant protected time, with salary support provided by the Institution, the ability to recruit additional new faculty members to the GCC within the next 18 months, and a generous startup package including personnel and hardware support. The Director is expected to contribute to existing research programs and develop new collaborative research programs within the Department of Genetics, with other scientists at Texas Biomed, and with investigators outside the institution.