Research Assistant Professor, Non-Tenure Track, Software Development & System Integration - McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics

Houston, TX

Research Assistant Professor, Non-Tenure Track, Software Development & System Integration - McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics

Location: Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics

Requisition #: 230002WL

McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics (MSBMI)atUTHealth Houstonis recruiting for a full-time Research Assistant Professor specializing in software development, front-end capabilities, and system integration within the context of translational AI research.

The successful candidate will play a crucial role in converting advanced AI theories into applicable real-world solutions, ensuring they are user-centric and accessible.


· Develop and refine software prototypes based on emerging AI theories, ensuring a seamless and intuitive user interface.

· Design, implement, and test front-end components to ensure optimal user experience and engagement.

· Seamlessly integrate AI-driven models into existing systems, focusing on both backend functionality and frontend accessibility.

· Adopt responsive web design principles, ensuring AI tools are accessible across multiple devices and platforms.

· Collaborate with UX/UI designers to ensure the developed tools are user-friendly, adhering to the latest design trends and standards.

· Continuously monitor and enhance system performance through feedback, real-world testing, and user experience metrics.

· Engage with cross-functional teams to understand domain-specific needs and adapt AI tools accordingly.

· Stay updated with the latest advancements in AI, front-end technologies, and design principles.

· Contribute to research discussions, sharing insights on practical challenges and recommending software-driven solutions.

· Document and present findings, contributing to both academic and industry-focused publications.


· Ph.D. or equivalent in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or a related field.

· Strong background in software development with a focus on AI-driven solutions.

· Proficiency in front-end technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and familiarity with frameworks like React or Vue.js.

· Demonstrable experience in system integration, optimization, and front-end development.

· Familiarity with the translational aspects of research, ensuring theoretical advancements have practical applications.

· Excellent collaboration and communication skills, both written and verbal.


· Experience in applying AI tools in sectors such as healthcare, finance, or other related industries.

· Proven UX/UI design understanding or collaboration experience.

· A track record of publishing research in reputable journals and conferences.


Competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience.

As part of the application process, the candidate should provide a current curriculum vitae, a research statement, contact information for three references, and a cover letter describing qualifications and career goals.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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