Faculty Positions

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Bioinformatics

We currently invite applications from candidates working in all indicated foundational and translational areas of bioinformatics for positions at Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank. Candidates may propose research programs with a significant clinical and/or experimental component; but, successful candidates will distinguish themselves by proposing a disruptive research program that rests on innovation in computational approaches. Generous startup packages and research space will be available through department resources and/or co-recruitment with other UTSW departments. Candidates applying for a position at the Assistant Professor level may qualify for nomination for the Endowed Scholars Program.

Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2018; the search will continue until the position is filled. All applicants will be contacted by the Chair. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and should submit a 1-page letter of interest, a NIH-formatted biosketch including the sections Personal Statement and Contributions to Science and followed by a complete list of publications, a 3-page research statement, and three letters of reference. All materials must be submitted electronically to AcademicJobsOnline. Inquiries may be directed to the inaugural department chair, Dr. Gaudenz Danuser.

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Careers with the BioHPC and the Bioinformatics Core Facility

The scientific focus of the Department of Bioinformatics is on creating computational methods for integrative analysis and modeling of complex biomedical processes in high-dimensional and multimodal data sets. Central to the bioinformatics infrastructure of the institution are the Bioinformatics Core Facility and the Bio-High Performance Computing group, which provide robust analytical and computational workflows to end users across campus. For more information regarding the mission and services of these two groups, please visit the BioHPC portal and the BICF webpage.

We welcome applications for the following positions:

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Research and Trainee Positions

Single-cell Cancer Functional Genomics

The newly forming Center for Pediatric Cancer Systems Biology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (UTSW) brings together experts in pediatric oncology, pathology, genetic model organisms, single-cell genomics, quantitative live-cell imaging, and systems biology to establish an integrated understanding of the metastatic cascade within pediatric cancers. As a specific model the Center focuses on Ewing sarcoma. We are seeking applicants for a dynamic postdoctoral training program focused on developing new approaches to single-cell cancer functional genomics. The program entails also the development of novel computational methods for the analysis and integration of single cell imaging and high-dimensional -omics data. Specifically, we are seeking individuals with significant experience in genomics and bioinformatics, particularly statistical modeling and machine learning. We especially value motivated, creative, adventurous, and collaborative individuals. Also, we firmly believe that the modern biologist should be adept at experimentation as well as computation, and we are committed to training these scientists to succeed as future independent investigators. Beyond the vibrant and collaborative environment of the Center, UT Southwestern at large provides an integrative research and training environment with state-of-the-art facilities.

Learn more about our research at the Yang Xie Lab and Gary Hon Lab.

Position Qualifications: Candidates should have a doctoral degree in computer sciences, statistics, biostatistics, biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, electrical engineering, physics or a related field.

If you have questions or to apply, please submit a CV, a brief statement of interests/accomplishments, and a list of references to Rebekah Craig.

Bioinformatics and Advanced Microscopy

We welcome applications and inquiries by anyone interested in the broader research topics of the labs within the Department of Bioinformatics. We look for:

  • Graduate students and postdocs who excel, are self-driven, and willing to engage in rigorous peer-to-peer training
  • Candidates for postdoctoral trainee positions with relevant industrial experience
  • Student and fellow candidates with explicit interests in dual-lab membership
  • Other applicant-initiated collaboration arrangements

While our labs are well-funded, the application for fellowships and other forms of independent funding is a mandatory part of the mentorship offered by faculty members, both at the graduate student and postdoctoral fellow levels.

Learn more about our research at the Danuser Lab and Fiolka Lab.

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UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics are committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.