The University of North Texas Center for Human Identification (UNTCHI) is an accredited forensic laboratory which is globally recognized as a leader in forensic genetics. The faculty of UNTCHI are associated with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. The research areas within GSBS are diverse but with emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, hypertension, heart failure, glaucoma, forensic genetics, diabetes and metabolic diseases, and the role of inflammation and oxidative stress in disease.
With funding support from the State of Texas and various Federal Government agencies, UNTCHI is a resource for international and national legal systems, provides forensic genetic and anthropological examinations for criminal casework and missing persons identification, and develops and manages of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) for the US Department of Justice.
UNTCHI also is dedicated to the training of students, postdoctoral fellows, and professionals in various aspects of genetics and maintains an active, innovative research program for genomic solutions. Interdisciplinary expertise in forensics, genomics, multi-omics, microbiology, molecular biology, anthropology, bioinformatics, and other related disciplines are available within the UNTCHI to support its mission. In the past ten years, all previous students and postdoctoral fellows of the UNTCHI have been recruited and employed by industry, academia, and government.
As the center is growing and expanding to genomics and associated omics research, we are actively looking for talented PhD level students and postdoctoral fellows interested in genomics, bioinformatics, or related fields. We welcome those young scientists that are interested in building a better quality of life through research.
We are accepting applications from talented and enthusiastic candidates who are interested in an integrated and interdisciplinary research laboratory system. A strong background in genomics, bioinformatics, computational biology, or related fields is preferred.
PhD Student applicants: www.unthsc.edu/graduate-school-of-biomedical-sciences/how-to-apply/
Postdoc applicants: contact Jianye.Ge@unthsc.edu or Bruce.Budowle@unthsc.edu