Careers in Population and Data Sciences

UT Southwestern Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Open positions are listed below, or visit UT Southwestern Careers for other career opportunities on campus.

Assistant Professor, Quantitative Biomedical Research Center (QBRC)

The Quantitative Biomedical Research Center (QBRC) is a well-established research center in the Department of Population and Data Sciences at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). It aims to foster quantitative research methodology development and collaborations involving quantitative methods and technologies in any aspect of biomedical research, particularly for understanding disease etiologies and developing treatment and prevention strategies. We are actively recruiting new members to join this dynamic research group. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

To develop novel methods and algorithms in artificial intelligence (AI). The QBRC is actively developing cutting-edge AI algorithms in clinical image analysis and genomic data analysis. This faculty member will focus on AI methodology development and will be involved in teaching and mentoring students and postdocs in the field of AI and machine learning. Although independent research funding is not required, the faculty member will be highly encouraged to apply for AI methodology grants from NIH and NSF. At UTSW, there are great opportunities for researchers to collaborate with outstanding biomedical investigators and work on exciting research projects. UT Southwestern provides a friendly, dynamic, collaborative, and integrative research and training environment with state-of-the-art facilities.

Position Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in computer sciences, statistics, biomedical sciences, engineering or related field. Preferred experience in AI, machine learning, predictive modeling, imaging analysis or digital pathology. Interested candidates should apply online at https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/ and upload a current CV.

Related websites: QBRC: https://qbrc.swmed.edu/

Application Deadline: until filled 

Instructor (Research Track), Quantitative Biomedical Research Center (QBRC)

The Quantitative Biomedical Research Center (QBRC) is a well-established research center in the Department of Population and Data Sciences at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). It aims to foster quantitative research methodology development and collaborations involving quantitative methods and technologies in any aspect of biomedical research, particularly for understanding disease etiologies and developing treatment and prevention strategies. We are actively recruiting new members to join this dynamic research group.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The instructor will lead the effort in developing data commons and fostering research collaboration between the quantitative biomedical research center (QBRC) and UTSW researchers in data integration and management. This person will also spend 50% of his/her effort to lead and manage the research operations of the QBRC focusing on AI methodology development. The instructor member will develop new AI methodologies with high quality and high impact publications in the field.  This instructor will actively collaborate with other members in the Department on research projects and may be involved in teaching and mentoring students and postdocs in the field of AI and machine learning. Although independent research funding is not required, applicants will be highly encouraged to apply for AI methodology grants from NIH and NSF. We believe this instructor will allow the QBRC to lead the cutting-edge research in AI and apply state-of-the-art AI methods in biomedical applications.

Position Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in computer sciences, statistics, biomedical sciences, engineering or related field. Preferred experience in AI, machine learning, predictive modeling, imaging analysis or digital pathology. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.

Related websites: QBRC: https://qbrc.swmed.edu/

Application Deadline: until filled

Faculty, Qualitative Research

We seek to expand our Qualitative Research Core (QRC), an established scientific team (Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A./M.S.) that conducts research studies in health care delivery, implementation science, and program evaluation in diverse settings.

Led by Associate Professor Simon Craddock Lee, Ph.D., M.P.H., the QRC collaborates with a highly collegial group of faculty investigators, physician scientists, and cadre of professional research staff to conduct interdisciplinary team science, emphasizing mixed-methods intervention studies in minority and underserved communities across the care continuum, in multiple disease conditions, with an explicit interest in health disparities science. We have a robust program of research in urban Dallas County, with a growing portfolio of research activities across a 35-county rural and underserved region of North Texas.

This is a research-funded position, executing mainly peer-reviewed protocols, conducting qualitative data collection and analysis, including writing for scientific journal publication (i.e. not ethnography). Teaching opportunities are negotiable in the medical and population science graduate context.

Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is one of the world’s leading health science research institutions, with nationally ranked clinical training programs and a robust commitment to advancing clinical and translational research under the auspices of the NIH-funded Center for Translational Medicine. Our institutional partners include:

  • Parkland Health & Hospital System, the integrated safety-net system for Dallas County
  • Children’s Health, a premier pediatric network including community-based pediatric primary care and pediatric tertiary care hospital
  • Southwestern Health Resources, an accountable care organization partnership with Texas Health Resources serving 16 North Texas counties through a network of more than 300 clinics and hospitals
  • VA North Texas Health System, the second largest VA system in the country, serving more than 123,000 area veterans with 1.4 million outpatient episodes

Dallas is the ninth largest county and one of the most ethnically diverse in the U.S. As a major urban metroplex, the Dallas-Arlington-Fort Worth region continues to experience rapid population growth, with arts and culture offerings as renowned as the athletic franchises.

Competitive applicants would have at least 2-3 years of work experience following receipt of terminal doctorate, and:

  • Must have Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in public health OR an applied health research-focused social science with explicit expertise in multiple qualitative methods
  • Working knowledge of Nvivo and/or other qualitative analytic software
  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents at the time of application
  • Bilingual English/Spanish language is an advantage, but is not required.

Qualified candidates should apply online and upload cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a professional reference list.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.