Faculty Positions

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Bioinformatics

The Department of Bioinformatics at UT Southwestern Medical Center seeks to expand its faculty with scientists who will strengthen our mission of building a world-class computer science program in one of the leading academic medical centers in the United States. Openings will be filled at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. We also invite applications for UTSW Distinguished Fellows, a position open to individuals with the ambition of attaining independence straight out of a Ph.D. program.

Currently we have expertise in fundamental and applied genomics and machine learning for diverse applications including: (i) cancer tissue organization, (ii) brain function mapping, (iii) drug activity prediction. We are now inviting applications from candidates who will strengthen our vision of building a mathematical and computational framework for integration of multi-modal and multi-scalar biomedical data. Although our search is broad, areas of particular interest for expansion include: (a) neurogenomics in the context of brain architecture, (b) theory of deep learning and relations to cognitive sciences, and (c) data-driven stochastic modeling. 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.  Candidates at the Associate and Full Professor level are expected to have an established grant portfolio that will be transferred to UTSW (multiple R01 equivalents). Distinguished Fellows will receive the resources necessary to start a research program with a small group. Based on progress within 3 – 5 years from recruitment the position can be converted into a tenure track Assistant Professorship or will be terminated.

Applications for any of these positions will be screened immediately and the search will continue to be considered until April 2018. Applicants 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. Applicants for a Distinguished Fellow position require a letter of reference by the current doctoral advisor and discuss explicitly the time frame of graduation. All materials must be submitted electronically to AcademicJobsOnline. Inquiries may be directed to the chairman, 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.

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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.