Bioinformatics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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Position ID:UTSouthwestern-Bioinformatics-FACULTYSPRING2018 [#10574]
Position Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - General
Position Location:Dallas, Texas 75390, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
Computational, Quantitative or Systems Biology
Cancer Biology
Applied Mathematics
Machine Learning (more...)
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/12/01, finished 2018/02/28)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Bioinformatics at the University of Texas 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.

The launch of the Department two years ago has been made possible by a generous initial gift from Dallas philanthropist, Ms. Lyda Hill. The scientific focus of the Department is 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 shareable across all biomedical data types and research applications. Accordingly, the Department will be composed of a faculty that tackles fundamental questions in computer science while effectively translating the results into high-impact basic and clinical research. The Department is also home to the Bioinformatics Core Facility and the Bio-High Performance Computing group, which provide robust analytical and computational workflows to end users across campus. Further information on the vision for the Department and implementation strategies can be found at Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics.

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 should discuss explicitly the time frame to graduation. All materials must be submitted electronically to AcademicJobsOnline. Inquiries may be directed to the chairman, Gaudenz Danuser (Gaudenz.Danuser@UTSouthwestern.edu).

UTSW is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the center’s research, teaching, and clinical mission.


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