Open Faculty - Computational Biology and Informatics

Location
San Antonio, Texas
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
September 21 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) is seeking to double its faculty over the next 8 years by recruiting multiple faculty to enhance and expand each of the institute’s Scientific Research Programs in Host-Pathogen Interactions, Disease Intervention and Prevention, and Population Health (see https://www.txbiomed.org/research/). Successful faculty candidates will be expected to synergize with faculty and staff in existing Programs to foster Texas Biomed’s efforts to become national/international leaders in infectious disease research, including research on susceptible populations. Texas Biomed is a free standing, private nonprofit research institute. It supports BSL2, BSL3 and BSL4 programs with unparalleled resources, and is the host institution for the Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC), one of the seven National Primate Research Centers supported by NIH in the U.S.

Texas Biomed seeks to recruit open rank faculty to develop/expand a successful and impactful independent research program in Computational Biology that will be supported by federal and independent agency funds. Established investigator candidates with evidence of a strong collaborative research program and leadership skills will be provided resources to recruit a team of two additional faculty with complimentary interests and expertise to expand the capabilities of Texas Biomed in this specific discipline. Texas Biomed currently has several investigators whose laboratories employ computation approaches to population genomics linkage analysis, and single and bulk cell transcriptomics, and we recognize that computational approaches will be central to future research growth at the Institute. Research themes of interest include, but are not limited to, single cell and spatial transcriptomics in a variety of tissue models, microbiome biology, and pathogen evolution. Applicants that combine experimental and computational approaches are encouraged to apply. Research interests should synergize with the Institute’s three Scientific Research Programs:

Host-Pathogen Interactions: The basic biology of infection in humans and animals; the immediate intersection of host and pathogen.  

Disease Intervention and Prevention: Development of diagnostics, treatments and vaccines to reduce the severity of/or cure infection.

Population Health: Identification of correlates of susceptibility or resistance to infectious and chronic diseases on a population level (both hosts and microbes).

Qualifications: Ph.D., M.D. and/or DVM with expertise in biomedical informatics, genomics, genetics, computational biology, medicine, biostatistics, or related disciplines. Demonstrated research productivity and evidence of an independently-funded federal research program. Experience working with interdisciplinary research teams, and mentoring members of underrepresented groups.

Applicants should include: (1) Curriculum vitae, (2) a summary of past and present research accomplishments highlighting their relevance to one or more of the three Texas Biomed Scientific Programs, (3) a summary of future research plans, and (4) names and emails of at least three professional references.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries may be directed to the chairs of the search committee, Dr. Shelley Cole (scole@txbiomed.org) and/or Dr. Ricardo Carrion Jr (rcarrion@txbiomed.org). 

Commitment to Increasing Diversity in Science: Texas Biomed hires according to its values of Teamwork, Integrity, Diversity, Excellence, and Safety (TIDES) and is highly committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, and/or other legally protected status and to ensure that affirmative action is taken in fulfillment of this policy. Texas Biomed is aligned with multiple educational and commercial entities in San Antonio, TX,and is committed to recruit and support dual-career families.

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