Research Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics (#170000JQ)

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, Texas, United States
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Research Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics (#170000JQ)

The Center for Precision Health (CPH) at the School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI), the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has a non-tenure track position at the assistant professor level in the areas of precision medicine and bioinformatics. UTHealth is in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center (TMC) located in cosmopolitan Houston, Texas, the fourth largest city in the United States. SBMI currently offers Master’s and Ph.D. Degrees, along with a certificate program in biomedical and health informatics.


The successful candidate will be expected to plan, supervise, and direct research in bioinformatics, genomic medicine, and the related in CPH’s director, Dr. Zhongming Zhao’s lab. The candidate will provide technical expertise to facilitate the study design, sample or data collection, pipeline development, data analysis, results implementation, manuscript writing, and grant proposal preparation. Collaborative research with other faculty in the CPH, school and across UTHealth and TMC (e.g., MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine) is also encouraged. It provides opportunity to supervise post-doctoral fellows and lead the projects or initiatives through team research.


The individual should possess a doctoral degree in one of the following areas: bioinformatics, genomics, genetics, computational biology, biomedical informatics, computer science, medicine, biostatistics, or related disciplines. A record of verifiable and published research in bioinformatics and genomics and potential for obtaining extramural funding are preferred. Excellent teamwork and communication skills are required. Please provide a CV and a research statement.

PREFERENCES: Some grant writing experience. Research experience in pharmacogenomics or complex disease studies is a plus.

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HOW TO APPLY Apply at or at and search keywords by 170000JQ for RAP position. Please feel free to send an email to zhongming.zhao[at] to inquire any information.