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Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Houston Methodist Research Institute
Houston, Texas (US)
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jun 5, 2023

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The Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CB2) at the Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute has an opening for an independent faculty member, at the Assistant Professor rank, within a thriving scientific community with many potential collaborators. To apply for the position, please send your CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, to Guangyu Wang, Ph.D. at Promising candidates will be invited for an interview and asked for 3 letters of recommendation from prior mentors.

Successful candidates will have a track record of productivity in bioinformatics and computational biology with high impact publications, and evidence of success in obtaining funding independently or in collaboration with other investigators. Areas of interest include but may not be limited to genomics, RNA biology, epigenomics, metagenomics, database, medical informatics, and biostatistics. Ideal candidates will have relevant experience and expertise that is complementary to ongoing programmatic efforts in the CB2. Experience and research interests in RNA biology are a plus. The startup package will be competitive and commensurate with the specific needs of the investigator. Faculty will also have the opportunity to affiliate with the Cornell University Weill Cornell Medical College and/or Texas A&M University, and to work with students from these universities.


Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute is located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, which is the largest medical center in the world. The institute is surrounded by an unparalleled biomedical research environment, which consists of the Houston Methodist Hospital, Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, and more than 50 additional top institutes and hospitals. Texas is the #1 state to make a living, as recently ranked by Forbes. Houston is the largest city in Texas and the 4th largest in US, with an attractive living cost and a vibrant culture. It was recently named the most prosperous US city by The Business Journal. Salary and benefits can be highly competitive and commensurate with experience. Houston Methodist Hospital is frequently ranked by the FORTUNE Magazine into the list of the best employers in USA.

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