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Assistant Professor

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Biochemistry seeks a bioinformatics expert, with significant experience of proteomics data analysis and software development, to work in the Proteomics Core and Mirzaei Laboratory at UT Southwestern. You will develop and maintain cutting-edge platforms for proteomics data analysis, oversee analysis of data generated in the core, and work closely with the laboratory and collaborators. You must be able to carry out research into complex computational proteomics problems and contribute to funding applications. Academic rank will be awarded commensurate with experience.

The Proteomics Core and Mirzaei Lab benefit from significant funding, resulting in a well-equipped mass-spectrometry facility. In addition to locally hosted computing facilities, the Core has access to Top 500 supercomputing clusters at the University of Texas, Austin. UT Southwestern is seeking to establish a Department of Bioinformatics, promoting computational research and collaboration on campus.

Experience and Education

A Ph.D. in computer science, bioinformatics, or related field is required. Candidates with a biological background must have significant computational experience. Three years postdoctoral experience is desired. A strong publication record is required.

Essential Skills

  • Familiar with common proteomics software (Mascot, MaxQuant, Proteome Discoverer).
  • Thorough understanding of identification and quantitation methods in proteomics.
  • Significant programming experience (Perl and Java preferred).
  • Web application and database development (MySQL essential).
  • Linux and Windows system administration.

Desired Skills

  • Proteomics software – ISB Trans-Proteomic Pipeline, Skyline.
  • Computing – Amazon Web Services cloud, HPC software development.
  • Statistics – experimental design, analysis of large quantitative datasets, proficient in R.

Applications should be submitted online and must include a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, and statement of research interests. Three letters of reference should also be emailed directly to Dr. Mirzaei.

Postdoctoral Positions

Laboratory of Qinghua Liu

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Qinghua Liu, Ph.D., in the Department of Biochemistry, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA. Candidates must have a Ph.D. with a strong background in the field of mouse genetics, neuroscience, or biochemistry. The primary focus of research is understanding the molecular mechanisms of sleep and fear — two important "black boxes" of modern neuroscience —by combining mouse forward genetic screening, neuroscience, classical biochemistry, and cutting-edge mass spectrometry.

Please email your CV and contact information for three references to:

Qinghua Liu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Lab websites:
Liu Lab, UTSW 
Liu Lab, University of Tsukuba 

Transcriptional Mechanisms in Reproductive Biology (370)

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Carole Mendelson, Ph.D, in the Department of Biochemistry to perform studies in female reproductive biology with emphasis on the transcriptional mechanisms involved in the maintenance of pregnancy and the initiation of labor and in placental biology. The regulatory roles of nuclear receptors, coregulators and chromatin modifications and their modulation by hormones and microRNAs will be emphasized. The research involves isolation and characterization of transcription factors, analysis of DNA-protein interactions and epigenetic modifications, primary cell culture, and characterization of mouse models. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree. Experience in molecular biology and biochemistry is preferred.

Interested individuals should send a CV, statement of interests, and a list of three references to:

Carole R. Mendelson, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9038
Phone: 214-648-2944

Research Tech and Research Assistant

Research Tech I – Job ID 515279
Research Assistant I – Job ID 516536
Research Assistant II – Job ID 515080
Research Tech II – Job ID 513487

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