Open Rank Research Faculty, Non-Tenure Track, Precision Medicine and Bioinformatics - Center for Precision Health, School of Biomedical Informatics

Texas, USA

Open Rank Research Faculty, Non-Tenure Track, Precision Medicine and Bioinformatics - Center for Precision Health, School of Biomedical Informatics

Location: Texas

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Assistant Professor

UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics

Requisition #: 2300008S

The Center for Precision Health (CPH)at UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI), seeks an exceptional candidate for an open-rank research faculty, non-tenure track position in the areas of precision medicine and bioinformatics.

UTHealth Houston, a leading academic health center,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 Ph.D. and Masters degrees; it also features certificate programs in biomedical and health informatics.


The successful candidate is expected to have strategic thinking and scientific rigor to plan, coordinate, and conduct research in bioinformatics, genetic and genomic medicine, and related areas within the CPH.

The candidate will provide technical expertise to lead in the development of study design, sample or data collection, pipeline development, data analysis, results interpretation, manuscript writing, and grant proposal preparation. Collaborative research with other faculty in the Center for Precision Health, at SBMI, and across UTHealth Houston and the Texas Medical Center (e.g., MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine, etc.) is also strongly encouraged. This position provides opportunities to supervise postdoctoral fellows and lead projects or team research initiatives, as well as develop grant applications.


The candidate should possess a doctoral degree in one of the following areas: bioinformatics, genomics, genetics, computational biology, biomedical informatics, bioengineering, medicine, biostatistics, computer science, or a related discipline. A record of verifiable and published research and method development in bioinformatics, genetics, or genomics is required; Candidate who has a machine learning and single-cell omics background is desired. The potential to obtain extramural funding is strongly preferred. Excellent teamwork and communication skills are required.


Note that all application materials must be submitted through UTHealth Houston online system. 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.


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


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

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

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