Open Rank Faculty Position, Computational Biology & Data Science

San Antonio, Texas
Generous startup package including personnel, hardware, and laboratory support.
August 25 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Genetics at Texas Biomedical Research Institute, invites applications for an open rank faculty position in the areas of computational biology. Applications will be considered for Assistant to Full Scientist (equivalent to Assistant-Full Professor). We are particularly interested in candidates with active research programs in the following areas:

  • Integrative systems biology
  • Statistical and quantitative genetics
  • Evolutionary and population genomics

In addition to fostering an independent research program, the candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with other investigators in the Department of Genetics, the Department of Virology and Immunology, and the Southwest National Primate Research Center. These house vigorous research programs on infectious disease biology (including work on Ebola, Zika, HIV, TB, malaria and schistosomiasis), on human and non-human primate genomics and complex disease genetics. The investigators and their teams will have access to the AT&T Genomics Computing Center (GCC), a dedicated facility at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute. The GCC includes a high performance parallel computing cluster with over 6000 processors and extensive data storage capability to support genomic, proteomic, metabolomic, and bioinformatic analyses of large and complex datasets. Applicants with both wet lab and computational programs are encouraged to apply and those focusing on proteomic or metabolomics analysis will have access to cutting edge mass spectrometry equipment housed in the Department of Genetics. The new investigators will have a generous startup package including personnel, hardware, and laboratory support.

Texas Biomed is located in San Antonio, Texas, a vibrant expanding city with a strong scientific community frequently ranked among the top cities in which to live in the US. Texas Biomed is undergoing dynamic change and growth (including data sciences). It has longstanding partnerships with regional institutions, such as UT Health San Antonio, and the University of Texas at San Antonio. Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, AD&D, and long-term disability insurances.  Educational assistance program, paid holidays, vacation, sick/emergency leave, retirement plan are additional employee benefits.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Qualified applicants must have a doctoral degree, (e.g., Ph.D., D.V.M., M.D., etc.) in any biological discipline, statistics, or computational sciences, and proven record of a federally funded independent research program in the areas of computational analysis of biological data, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, or related areas of research, as evidenced by appropriate funding and publications. Experience in high performance computing, and cluster infrastructure support and usage will be highly beneficial.

OTHER: This is a full-time salaried (exempt) position. Texas Biomed business hours are Mondays through Fridays – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time. Submit curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, and a portfolio summarizing past research experience with your application.

Apply online at Application packets are accepted electronically or in hard copy. A completed application packet is a requirement for all positions. Texas Biomed is committed to a drug free workplace. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status.

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