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Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute is located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. The institute is surrounded by an unparalleled biomedical research environment, which consists of the Houston Methodist Hospital, Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, and more than 50 additional top institutes and hospitals. Texas is the #1 state to make a living, as recently ranked by Forbes. Houston is the largest city in Texas and the 4th largest in US, with an attractive living cost and a vibrant culture. It was recently named the most prosperous US city by The Business Journal. Salary and benefits can be highly competitive and commensurate with experience. Houston Methodist Hospital is frequently ranked by the FORTUNE Magazine into the list of the best employers in U.S..


Independent Faculty Positions (computational and/or wet bench)

The Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute provides support for multiple independent faculty positions. Excellent candidates with complimentary scientific pursuits of the current labs in The Center will be assigned top priority. These may include bioinformatics candidates from complimentary areas, or wet-bench candidates whose researches extensively utilize cutting-edge technologies on the base of next generation sequencing. Both Assistant and Associate Professor positions are available based on the research track-record of the candidate and academic standards of The Institute. Startup package will be competitive and commensurate with the specific needs of the investigator. Faculty will also have the opportunity to pursue an affiliation with the Cornell University Weill Cornell Medical College and the Engineering Medical School of Texas A&M, which includes the prospect of having students from these universities conduct research in The Center.

To apply for these positions, please send your CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, and information for three or more references to the center director, Kaifu Chen, PhD (Methodistckf.png).


Epigenomics: Faculty Fellow, Postdoc Fellow, or Technician Positions

A postdoc position in epigenetic research is available in the Chen lab, which is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute and Cornell University Weill Cornell Medical College.

Candidates are expected to have research experience with high throughput sequencing as well as biochemical, molecular, cellular, and anima experiments. Successful candidates will have the freedom to choose from a variety of topics on the basis of their major research interests, including but not limited to, chromatin 3D structure (Hi-C), RNA methylation, lncRNA, RNA splicing, RNA Polyadenylation, histone modifications, DNA methylation, and transcription factor bindings, with biomedical implications in cancer diseases, stem cell differentiation, and regenerative medicine. The candidates will be co-mentored by at least one of our accomplished wet-bench research collaborators, and will have extensive collaborations with computational biologists.

To apply for this position, please send your CV, cover letter or research statement, and information for three or more references to the PI, Kaifu Chen, PhD (Methodistckf.png).


Bioinformatics: Faculty Fellow, Postdoc Fellow, or Data Analyst Positions

A postdoc position in bioinformatics research is available in the Chen lab, which is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute and Cornell University Weill Cornell Medical College.

Strong candidates must have a PhD in the area of computational biology, biostatistics, biophysics, or other related backgrounds. Research may entail developing computational algorithms or biomedical databases, inventing statistical methods, or combining cutting-edge bioinformatics technologies to make biomedical discovery using next generation sequencing data. Experience with cancer genomics, epigenetic regulation of transcription, and post-transcriptional regulation of RNA expression is strongly preferred. Successful candidates will have many opportunities to collaborate with top-tier biologists and physician scientists.

To apply for this position, please send your CV, cover letter or research statement, and information for three or more references to the PI, Kaifu Chen, PhD (Methodistckf.png).






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