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Research Position, Open Rank, Bioinformatics
Data Science and Informatics Core for Cancer Research (DSICCR)
UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics

The Data Science and Informatics Core for Cancer Research (DSICCR) at McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics at UTHealth Houston, formerly UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI), has a bioinformatics postdoc position.

The successful candidate are expected to receive postdoctoral training in the area of data science AI and informatics through research projects within DSICCR. Candidate will be involved in study design, data collection, analysis pipeline development, data analysis, and results interpretation, as well as manuscript writing. There could also be opportunities participating in grant proposal preparation and teaching/mentoring. Collaborative research with faculty at UTHealth and other Texas institutions is included among the candidate’s responsibilities. The successful candidate will join a dynamic faculty at McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics who are active in research, education, and applying informatics to clinical practice.

DSICCR has a robust computing infrastructure, a cross-disciplinary team, and a productive track record in the area of data science, informatics, and artificial intelligence. Candidates are encouraged to visit its website ( to learn more about DSICCR. Past postdocs have had success in publishing high impact papers (Zhu and Zheng, JAMA, 320(11):1103-1104, 2018, PMID: 30326503; Yuan, et al, Nature Communications, 12, 2031, doi:10.1038/s41467-021-22200-5, 2021, PMID: 33795676). UTHealth is in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center (TMC) located in cosmopolitan Houston, Texas, the fourth largest city in the United States. Our school currently offers PhD and Master's degrees; it also features certificate programs in biomedical and health informatics.

This position is a full time, 12-month appointment renewable on a yearly basis.

The individual should possess a PhD in bioinformatics, biostatistics, computational biology, or other quantitive sciences with research and training in bioinformatics. A record of verifiable, published research in bioinformatics is required. At senior rank, the potential for obtaining extramural funding is not required, but encouraged. Experience in mentoring and managing research groups is preferred. Excellent teamwork, communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain high quality collaborations are required.

Note that all application materials must be submitted through UTHealth's online system at As part of the application process, the candidate should provide a current curriculum vitae, a research statement, contact information for three references, and a cover letter describing qualifications and career goals.

Competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience.

UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V. This is a security sensitive position and thereby subject to Texas Education Code § 51.215. A background check will be required for the final candidate.