Research Assistant Professor, Non-Tenure Track, Computational Histopathology - McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Research Assistant Professor, Non-Tenure Track, Computational Histopathology - McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics

Requisition #: 240001OV

McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics (MSBMI)at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston)is recruiting for a full-time Research Assistant Professor specializing in computational histopathology within the context of translational AI research. The successful candidate will be crucial in converting advanced AI theories into applicable real-world solutions, ensuring they are user-centric and accessible.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop innovative algorithms and models to extract human-interpretable components from histopathology images, such as cells, tissue patterns, and microarchitectures.

  • Refine and integrate AI/ML models, evaluating model behavior and robustness to improve model performance and generalizability.

  • Design and implement computational pathology pipelines to support data-driven cancer research.

  • Curate internal and external histopathology data, developing cross-modality data integration solutions.

  • Collaborate with other departments and team members to promote synergy between computer science and cancer research.

  • Engage with cross-functional teams to understand domain-specific needs and share insights on adapting AI tools accordingly.

  • Stay updated with the latest advancements in AI, front-end technologies in computational pathology, and relevant domain knowledge.

  • Contribute to research publications, grant writing, and conferences in the field.

UTHealth Houston is in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center (TMC) located in cosmopolitan Houston, Texas, the fourth largest city in the United States. SBMI currently offers Master's and Ph.D. Degrees, along with a certificate program in biomedical and health informatics.

APPOINTMENTS/BENEFITS:

This position is a full-time, 12-month appointment on the non-tenure track, renewable yearly.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The individual should possess a doctoral degree in one of the following areas: bioinformatics, genomics, genetics, computational biology, biomedical informatics, computer science, medicine, biostatistics, or related disciplines. A record of verifiable and published research in bioinformatics and genomics and the potential for obtaining extramural funding are preferred. Excellent teamwork and communication skills are required. Please provide a CV and a research statement.

SALARY:

Competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience.

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.

UTHealth Benefits

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