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Opportunity: Faculty Positions/Dept. of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology--Houston, TX (US)
Submitted by Claudia Quiroz; posted on Wednesday, May 07, 2008
REQUIREMENTS:
The Department of Bioinformatics & Computational Biology at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is seeking candidates for available faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level (rank commensurate with experience). The department invites applications from outstanding researchers in bioinformatics, biostatistics, or computational biology with a focus on questions of importance in cancer research.

One of the available positions will be for an individual with interest and experience in sequence analysis. Candidates should possess strong academic credentials and an interest in multidisciplinary collaborative research. A Ph.D. or M.D. degree is required.

BACKGROUND:
The Department of Bioinformatics & Computational Biology presently includes 14 faculty members. M. D. Anderson is strongly committed to growth of the Department in view of the increasingly important roles in biomedical research played by computational and analytic approaches. Areas of active research among current faculty include bioinformatics, biostatistics, systems biology, high performance computing, knowledge engineering, and mathematical modeling of biological systems. Faculty members also participate in didactic and/or supervisory teaching of graduate students.

The Department of Bioinformatics & Computational Biology is closely allied with the Department of Biostatistics within the Division of Quantitative Sciences. Support personnel at the divisional level include excellent teams of statistical analysts, programmers, and information technologists. Further information about the Division and the Department can be found at [link].

COMPENSATION:
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, one of the world’s foremost institutions for cancer-related research, is located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. It offers salaries and benefits that are highly competitive, all the more so given the relatively low cost of living in Houston. Houston is one of the world’s most interesting and diverse cities, featuring great neighborhoods, excellent private and public schools, superb museums, highly acclaimed opera, symphony, ballet, and theater, first-rate international cuisine, and year-round recreational and entertainment opportunities.

DEADLINE: Consideration of applications will continue until all positions are filled. Initial review of applicants will begin immediately.

HOW TO APPLY:
M. D. Anderson is an equal opportunity employer. Interested applicants should send a CV, a statement of research interests along with contact information, and three letters of recommendation to:

Susan L. Tucker, Ph.D.
Head, Faculty Search Committee
Department of Bioinformatics &
Computational Biology, Unit 237
The University of Texas
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030
Tel: (713) 792-2600
E-mail: sltucker[at]mdanderson.org

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke-free and drug-free environment.

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