Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Independent Faculty Positions (computational and/or wet bench)
The Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in the Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute provides support for independent faculty positions with complimentary scientific pursuits of the Center. The faculty can be at the Assistant or Associate Professor academic rank commensurate with the institute's academic standards. Startup package will be competitive and commensurate with the specific needs of great successes for the labs.
Epigenetics: Faculty Fellow, Postdoc Fellow, or Technician Positions
Candidates are expected to have extensive research experiences with biochemical, molecular, cellular, animal, and high throughput sequencing experiments. Successful candidates will have freedom to choose from a variety of topics on the basis of their major research interests. These include but will not be limited to RNA methylation, lncRNA, chromatin 3D structure (Hi-C), RNA splicing, RNA Polyadenylation, histone modifications, DNA methylation, and transcription factor bindings, with particular interest in cancer diseases, stem cell differentiation, and regenerative medicine. The candidates will be co-mentored by at least one of our most important wet-bench collaborators, and will have extensive collaborations with computational biologists.
Bioinformatics: Faculty Fellow, Postdoc Fellow, or Data Analyst Positions
Strong candidates can be a PhD or Master with computational biology, biostatistics, biophysics, or other related background. The researches could be developing computational algorithms or biomedical databases, inventing statistical methods, or combining cutting-edge bioinformatics technologies to make biomedical discovery in the next generation sequencing data. Successful candidates will have many opportunities to collaborate with fantastic wet-bench biologists and physician scientists.
About The Environment
The Methodist Hospital is the top hospital in Texas and is one of the top 20 best hospitals in U.S. as was ranked by the U.S. News. The hospital is located in Houston at the center of the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world . Texas was recently ranked the #1 state to make a living by Forbes, and Houston is named the most prosperous city by The Business Journal.
Faculties will further have opportunity to obtain appointments in the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and the Engineering Medical School of Texas A&M, and to have students from these two universities.
Salary and benefits can be highly competitive and commensurate with experience. The Methodist Hospital is frequently ranked by the FORTUNE Magazine into the list of the best employers in U.S..