Research Assistant Professor in the Center for Precision Health

UT Health
Houston, Texas (US)
Commensurate with experience
November 23 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) seeks an exceptional candidate for its Center for Precision Health (CPH) as a non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor in the areas of precision medicine and bioinformatics. The position is a full-time, 12-month appointment, renewable on a yearly basis. The salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience. UTHealth is in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center (TMC), located in cosmopolitan Houston, Texas, the fourth largest city in the United States. SBMI is one of the largest biomedical informatics programs in the country. Qualifications: The Research Assistant Professor candidate should possess a doctoral degree in one of the following areas: bioinformatics, genomics, genetics, computational biology, biomedical informatics, computer science, engineering, medicine, biostatistics, or related disciplines. A record of verifiable, published research in  bioinformatics and genomics and the potential to obtain extramural funding are preferred. Excellent teamwork and communication skills are required.

Responsibilities: The Research Assistant Professor candidate will be expected to plan, supervise, and direct research in bioinformatics, cancer genomic medicine, machine learning, and related areas within the CPH, and participate in UTHealth Cancer Genomics Core. The candidate will participate or lead in the development of study design, sample or data collection, pipeline development, data analysis, results implementation, manuscript writing, and grant proposal preparation. Collaborative research with other faculty in the CPH, SBMI, and across UTHealth and the TMC (e.g., MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine) is also encouraged. This position provides an opportunity to supervise postdoctoral fellows and lead projects or team research initiatives.

How to Apply: Note that all application materials must be submitted through UTHealth's online system using this link:

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.

UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics disability, age or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V.