|Position ID:||UTSouthwestern-Bioinformatics-MORPH [#8386]|
|Position Title:||Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Tissue Morphology|
|Position Type:||Tenured/Tenure-track faculty|
|Position Location:||Dallas, Texas 75309, United States [map]|
|Appl Deadline:||2017/01/01 (posted 2016/10/21)|
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) is building a new Department of Bioinformatics. The launch has been made possible by a generous initial gift from Dallas philanthropist Lyda Hill. The mission of the Department is to build a world-class computer science program in one of the leading Medical Schools in the United States. 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 sharable 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 development plan for the Department projects growth to 16 faculty members over 10 years. Moreover, the Department is 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: http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/medical-school/departments/bioinformatics/index.html
We currently invite applications from candidates working in all indicated foundational and translational areas of bioinformatics, but especially in the area of image-based analysis of tissue morphology at all scales. We define this area broadly, including but not limited to computational problems in connectomics, digital pathology, and morphogenesis during development and disease. Positions can be filled at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank. 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 (http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/programs/nondegree-programs/other-programs/endowed-scholars/index.html).
Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2016; the search will continue until the position is filled. All applicants will be contacted by the Chair. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and 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. All materials must be submitted electronically to AcademicJobsOnline. Inquiries may be directed to the inaugural department chair, Gaudenz Danuser.
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.