The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine invites applications for tenure-track positions:
- Computational Research Geneticist- a PhD and/or MD trained researcher who has clearly demonstrated their ability to conduct high-impact basic, translational, collaborative and/or clinical research and compete for scientific funding. Applicants with expertise in computational methods are strongly encouraged to apply.
Computational scientists are sought to lead research programs spanning a broad range of topics in genetic research. The successful candidates will develop and apply advanced computational techniques related to statistical genetics, algorithm design, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and knowledge graph construction, data visualization, and/or data mining, to address important genetic and genomic questions. Focused areas of key interest include functional annotation of the human genome, comparative genomics, biophysics, mathematical biology, identifying phenotype-genotype associations, developing models from multi-omic and biobank data to gain mechanistic insights into variant-phenotype associations, and creating novel computational systems methodologies for genomic analyses.
Research topics that complement and synergize with existing BCM research are strongly encouraged. These strengths include elucidating the underlying genetic, epigenetic, and nucleomic mechanisms in healthy organisms, as well as those that underlie rare and common diseases, and developing and characterizing genetic models with deep phenotyping of neurological, cancer, biochemical and other diseases.
About The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics and Baylor College of Medicine
Among genetics departments at U.S. medical schools, the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics (MHG) at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) (https://www.bcm.edu/departments/molecular-and-human-genetics) ranks #1 among genetics departments in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Department provides a bridging environment for physicians and basic scientists, promoting a cross-species and multidisciplinary approach to genetic and genomic research.
The Department is committed to translation of basic science into clinical implementation and fosters technology transfer for faculty discoveries. Activities within the Department include basic and translational research, clinical genetics, a joint venture diagnostic laboratory, a long-standing NIH large-scale human genome sequencing center (https://www.hgsc.bcm.edu/), and an exceptional Ph.D. graduate program. More broadly, BCM is the premier medical school of Texas and is centered in the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the world’s largest biomedical research complex.
The Department has over $100 million in total research funding, 70 primary tenured and tenure-track research faculty members who are engaged in a variety of approaches addressing basic and translational research to understand human health and disease.
The candidate will find an inspiring collaborative environment, with many experts, potential local collaborators within the department, and computational and biomedical scientists with diverse research goals at BCM and other TMC institutions, including Rice University and University of Texas Health Science Center Houston.
BCM promotes principles of diversity, inclusion, and equity across research, education, and training programs as well as with respect to recruitment (in employment and education) of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Appointments will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor levels depending on experience. The Department and BCM offer premier recruitment packages and resources to enhance the candidate’s research program. Qualified applicants should email a PDF of their curriculum vitae and a two-page summary of past accomplishments and research plans to the address below. Applicants should also request three letters of reference to be emailed directly from recommenders to email@example.com. To ensure timely consideration during the current recruitment cycle, applications should be submitted before November 23, 2023.
Candidates must demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring, as well as support for BCM values of Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Teamwork and Excellence. Candidates will be expected to contribute in a professional and collegial way to a healthy workplace that promotes a welcoming and collaborative environment.
Please note that reference checks and background checks, including credential and degree verification, and regarding professional misconduct, may be performed as part of this recruitment process.
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
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Houston, TX 77030
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