[Comp-neuro] Liaison Positions in Computational Biology in San Antonio, Texas

james Bower bower at uthscsa.edu
Fri Mar 3 23:51:45 CET 2006

The University of Texas San Antonio, and the University of Texas 
Health Science Center in San Antonio, have recently raised several 
million dollars to establish a facility in computational biology to 
engage in collaborative research with bench biologists within both 
institutions.  Computational biology in this case is broadly defined, 
ranging from data-mining and gene sequence analysis to the 
construction of large scale realistic models of biological systems. 
The facility, for example, is the home of the GENESIS simulation 
project (http://www.genesis-sim.org/GENESIS/).  The facility already 
includes staff and faculty who are expert in the technical aspects of 
computational biology.  The Liaison positions offered here (see 
official announcement below), are intended to add core competence in 
biological experimentation and interpretation.  The primary role of 
each of the three liaisons will be to serve as the interface between 
the facility and a number of different individual research 
laboratories.  The ideal candidate is likely someone with a broad 
experience and interest in biology, who has successfully performed 
both experimental and computational science.  These positions should 
be of particular interest to comparative studies.  Liaisons will be 
non-tenure track faculty, with the ability to write and manage their 
own grants, and participate fully as professionals in research 

San Antonio

Currently, healthcare and biotechnology industries lead the San 
Antonio economy with an estimated annual economic impact of over $13 
billion while maintaining 100,000 jobs.  San Antonio itself is a 
wonderful place to live with a deep cultural heritage and 
particularly family friendly.  The mean cost of housing is one of the 
lowest in the United States.   

                                                  Official Job Posting

              Instructor(s) for Bioinformatics/Computational Biology

We are seeking to fill three research faculty positions with the 
title of Instructor who will be associated with a new 
Bioinformatics/Computational Biology Core Facility serving both 
UTHSCSA and UTSA. The primary responsibility of each position will be 
to foster the development and application of applied computational 
methodologies within existing individual laboratories and research 
programs at either or both institutions. Accordingly, each individual 
can be expected to work with several different laboratories on 
experimental design, development of analysis plans, and 
identification of training needs in computational techniques. In 
doing so, the individuals hired will also work closely with and be 
supported by the Core Facility's technical staff and associated 
supervising faculty. Instructor may also be involved in writing grant 
proposals, general training and instruction, and will play an 
integral role in planning the further development and extension of 
the core facility. Minimum requirements for this position are a 
doctoral degree in a biologically-related scientific discipline and a 
demonstrated proficiency in experimental design and laboratory 
technique. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate core 
competency in computational methods and analytical procedures. These 
positions are available on either a full- or part-time basis.

Currently, the Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics has 10 
doctoral-level faculty and supports several large research programs 
such as the UTHSCSA/UTSA Bioinformatics/Computational Biology 
Program, the Children's Cancer Research Institute, the San Antonio 
Cancer Institute, and the Frederic C. Barter General Clinical 
Research Center. These programs span basic, translational, clinical 
and population-based research.
Applicants should send current curriculum vitae, a description of 
research plans, and three letters of reference to:
Brad H. Pollock, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Professor & Director
Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
MC 7933
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
(210) 562-9020 or bpollock at uthscsa.edu
All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive 
positions. UTHSCSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative 
Action Employer.

                       James M. Bower Ph.D.

                      Research Imaging Center
    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
                        7703 Floyd Curl Drive
                     San Antonio, TX  78284-6240

                  Cajal Neuroscience Center
                University of Texas San Antonio

                      Phone: 210 567 8080
                         Fax: 210 567 8152
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