Bioinformatics Focus on Tissue Morphology
Categories: Faculty / Physician
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Tenure Track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Bioinformatics
Focus on Tissue Morphology
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) has recently launched a fully philanthropically funded Department of Bioinformatics with a scientific focus on the integrative computational analysis and modeling of complex biomedical processes in high-dimensional and multi-modal data sets. The program is driven under the premise that bioinformatics in its core is a pattern recognition problem whose solution builds on computational theory and algorithms that are sharable across all biomedical data types and research applications. Accordingly, the Department will have a faculty that tackles fundamental questions in computer science while effectively translating the results into high-impact basic and clinical research. 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 invite applications from candidates working in all foundational and translational areas of a broadly defined bioinformatics, 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. 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 as well as through the Endowed Scholars Program, if applicable: (http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/programs/nondegree-programs/other-programs/endowed-scholars/index.html).
To apply: Candidates 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.
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