Careers

Faculty Positions

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Bioinformatics

The Department of Bioinformatics is a fully philanthropically funded Department with a scientific focus on creating computational methods for integrative analysis and modeling of complex biomedical processes in high-dimensional and multi-modal data sets. The development of this program is driven under the premise that bioinformatics in its core is a pattern recognition problem whose solution builds on the combination of computational theory and algorithms that are sharable across all biomedical data types and research applications. Accordingly, the Department seeks continued growth of its faculty with individuals who will address fundamental questions in computer science while effectively translating the results into high-impact basic and clinical research. 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 computer science. 

Openings can 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. 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.

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.

Applications for any of these positions will be screened immediately and the search will continue to be considered until December 2019. 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 (Gaudenz.Danuser@UTSouthwestern.edu).

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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. Inquiries may be directed to: Bioinformatics@UTSouthwestern.edu

We welcome applications for the following positions:

  • Biostatistical Consultant III
  • Computational Scientist - multiple new positions will be filled for both generalist and with focus on machine learning, pipeline development, scientific programming, full-stack development
  • Scientific Programmer II - multiple new positions will be filled
  • Computer Scientist - with team leadership experience

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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.