Job Details

Computational Biologist I - Internal Medicine - Touchstone Diabetes Center

Job Number: 529791
Categories: Research & Laboratory Support
Dallas, TX

Department: Internal Medicine
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable 

Experience and Education

Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field of biological science.   
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field of biological science, and two (2) years related research experience in bioinformatics and computational biology.  

Job Duties

Perform professional work in support of scientific research using technical knowledge of software, software development, networking, and/or hardware in a complex computing environment.  Subject matter expert in multiple areas of computing technology, and specific knowledge of molecular biology and genetics.   
Manage research laboratory computer hardware and software programming and maintenance.  Ensure existing systems meet the continuing needs of the lab and/or recommend and test new systems as necessary.    
Perform complex data analysis related to specialized research methodologies and results as assigned by the Principle Investigator.     
Develop and/or modify software to support new and ongoing research projects.      
Resolve hardware, software, and network issues in support of the laboratory.      
Develop and maintain complex databases to support new and ongoing research projects.      
Train laboratory staff in the use of pertinent research systems.       
May specialize in bioinformatics, software development, network administration, or hardware/software maintenance.      
Performs other duties as assigned.       

**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 

The Touchstone Diabetes Center generates large amounts of proteomics, lipidomics, and gene expression data. Recent developments include single cell sequencing. With the rapid expansion of "large data", the individual in this position is expected to provide expertise in the area of data management and analysis, with appropriate knowledge in the areas physiology and metabolism. We are seeking an individual that has expertise in the area of biology as well as in bioinformatics.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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