Baylor College of Medicine & the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute are inviting applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics, at the Assistant Professor level, to start in the summer or fall of 2020. We seek exceptional scientists with strong quantitative background and broad expertise in developing and applying advanced computational and machine learning techniques that leverage complex/large-scale datasets, to gain novel insights into the fundamental and translational aspects of neurological disorders.
The successful applicant should demonstrate expertise and interest in the ongoing basic and translational investigations of neurological conditions including autism, Rett syndrome, ALS, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and more. Should be well versed in conceptualizing and conducting hypothesis-driven investigations of speciﬁc biological phenomena. Develop and apply novel computational tools to integrate and extract molecular insights from high throughput sequencing data.
Candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a cover letter; Curriculum Vitae (including a full bibliography); summary of research interests & objectives; names & addresses of at least three references; and a two-page summary of research contributions including a listing of three to five important projects that demonstrate both independent and collaborative research with a short comment on the significance of your contributions (less than 90 words each).
The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, externally-funded research program aligning with and complementing the ongoing research at the NRI. She or he will collaborate with scientists, physicians, and physician-scientists from a range of disciplines. In addition to the research strengths in genetics, neurology, and neuroscience, the NRI has expertise in bioinformatics, computational and applied mathematics, neuropsychiatry, neurosurgery, and pediatrics. Teaching and mentoring students and trainees at all levels will be an integral part of the position.
What to expect:
The position offers outstanding scholarly and scientific resources. The successful candidate will be provided laboratory space in the Neurological Research Institute building, and generous start-up support. This is a 12-month, full-time, tenure-track appointment. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications/experience. Joint appointments with other departments will be supported.
Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute
The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) fosters a multidisciplinary, collaborative environment to understand the genetic causes of various pediatric and adult neurological diseases and to translate discoveries into novel therapeutic strategies. Currently, the NRI is home to 30 principal investigators and more than 250 scientists and trainees. Ten state-of-the-art core labs support the ongoing work at the NRI.
Baylor College of Medicine and Houston
BCM, one of the nation's top academic health sciences centers, is a health sciences university that creates knowledge and applies science and discoveries to further education, healthcare and community service locally and globally. Located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, it is the only private medical school in the Greater Southwest. BCM was founded in 1900 and is today an internationally respected medical and research institution known for excellence in education, research and patient care. U.S. News & World Report annual list of graduate schools places BCM in the top 15 percent of all U.S. medical schools. BCM also ranks among the top 25 academic biomedical research institutions for total research funding. Houston is one of the most racially, ethnically, and internationally diverse cities in the United States and supports world class cultural institutions – such as the Alley Theater, the Menil Collection and Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Ballet, the Houston Grand Opera, and the Houston Symphony – four professional sports teams, and cuisines from around the world. Houston and its suburbs offer a wide range of affordable housing and family-oriented programs and activities.
1. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computational biology, or other related field;
2. Postdoctoral experience with a track record demonstrating successful research;
3. Demonstrated strong publication record in scholarly journals;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Candidates should email a curriculum vitae and statement of research plans as a PDF to: