Assistant/Associate Professor in Neuroinformatics and Gene Editing

San Antonio
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October 02 2018
Life Sciences, Genetics
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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Two Faculty Positions in Neuroinformatics and Gene Editing at
The University of Texas at San Antonio
(Assistant/Associate Professor)

The University of Texas at San Antonio Brain Health Consortium (BHC) is seeking applications for up to two tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in the areas of neuroinformatics and gene editing. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degrees and the ability to direct an independently-funded research program exploring any aspect of neurobiology and brain health. Candidates in neuroinformatics with experience in all computational areas are strongly encouraged to apply, especially statisticians and computer scientists focused on genetic disorders in general and technical proficiency and in-depth understanding of GWAS or systems-level understanding of integrated genetic, transcriptomic, and phenotypic datasets. It is highly preferred that the candidate in gene editing have experience in cutting-edge methodologies in CRISPR/Cas9 and transcriptional regulation (inducible dCas9 regulators). The successful candidate will also teach courses in his/her field of expertise within or outside the department.

Highlights of the BHC include:

  • A robust basic research environment using in vitro models of disease that enable us to screen and identify relevant therapeutics which is a critical foundation to cure diseases using precision medicine.
  • State-of-the art facilities and shared equipment for image analysis, cellular and molecular biology is available in the newly established UTSA Stem Cell Core for the creation of patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells and differentiation of neuronal subtypes of the human CNS.
  • Integration with programs across the College of Sciences, Engineering, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Education and Human Development and multiple departments including Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Psychology, Chemistry, and Computer Science, providing outstanding opportunities for collaborative research.

    BHC, founded in 2018, is a bold new interdisciplinary research effort at UTSA designed to revolutionize brain health and treat disease. Jenny Hsieh, Ph.D. & Director, is recruiting outstanding individuals dedicated to solving fundamental problems in brain health. The BHC is housed across UTSA including a new state-of-the-art Science and Engineering building, which is part of the vibrant and collaborative research environment with a major focus on neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease, Epilepsy, Autism, and TBI. The University of Texas at San Antonio is one of the nation's most diverse universities with a strong emphasis on expanding signature research foci and the BHC is one of those foci.

    Please submit a letter of application, CV, a 2-page summary of past accomplishments and research plans, a 1-page summary of teaching interests, and list of names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 references. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled, with priority being given to applicants who submit completed packets by Dec 1, 2018. Tenure is contingent on Board of Regents approval.

    Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates committed to our mission of exceptional education standards and mentorship serving a diverse student body.

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