[Comp-neuro] Computational Biology in San Antonio Texas

james Bower bower at uthscsa.edu
Tue Nov 14 00:16:40 CET 2006


                                           Computational Biology
                                           in San Antonio, Texas


The University of Texas San Antonio and the University of Texas 
Health Science Center San Antonio announces several faculty positions 
in Computational Biology.  These positions reflect the growing 
multi-disciplinary base for computational studies of Biological 
Systems in San Antonio, which is also one of the nicest and most 
affordable places to live in the United States.  The diversity of 
research interests at these two institutions also puts us in a unique 
position to address "two body problems".

These positions are also all related to a major new joint 
multi-disciplinary bio-informatics and computational biology 
initiative involving the University of Texas Health Science Center, 
and the University of Texas San Antonio 
(http://www.cbi.utsa.edu/about). Based in a new computational biology 
facility, the initiative provides both technical staff as well as 
substantial computational resources to establish and nurture 
collaborations between biologists and quantitative scientists in 
projects ranging from biological data analysis to system modeling and 
simulation. This facility is also now the home for the GENESIS 
simulation project (http://www.genesis-sim.org/GENESIS/). The 
computational core was recently declared an International Center of 
Excellence for Biological Modeling and Simulation by SUN 
Microsystems.  The Computational Biology Facility is also linked to 
several state-of-the-art core facilities including a new two-photon 
microscopy center directed by Dr. Charles Wilson, numerous molecular 
and cellular core facilities, a state-of-the-art behavioral core 
facility currently under construction, and the Research Imaging 
Center in San Antonio (http://ric.uthscsa.edu/) directed by Dr. Peter 
Fox, which has just received a 9 million dollar award to 
significantly expand its capacity for animal imaging. 

Please feel free to contact Dr. James Bower (bower at uthscsa.edu) for 
further information on computational biology in San Antonio, or 
directly contact each search committee as described below.


Positions Currently Available:


ASSISTANT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SYSTEMS NEUROSCIENCE. 

The Department of Biology at UTSA seeks applicants at the Assistant / 
Associate tenure track positions in systems neuroscience.  We are in 
particular searching for candidates with a record of accomplishment 
in the study of central pattern generators, especially in 
invertebrate systems; neuronal control of movement; structure / 
function studies of ion channels; and/or dynamical changes in 
neuronal structure whether during development or in adults. 
Preference will be given to candidates linking experimental and 
model-based studies.  See complete job description below.  Contact 
information: biofacultyad at utsa.edu


Associate / Full Professor in Proteomics

The Department of Biology at UTSA seeks applicants at the Associate / 
Full tenure track level in Proteomics.  This faculty member will 
provide leadership in an already funded new Proteomics Core Facility 
at UTSA.  This facility is linked to the computational Biology 
Facility which provides an array of support services.  Contact 
information: PROT at utsa.edu


ASSISTANT / ASSOCIATE / FULL PROFESSOR IN BIOINFORMATICS.

The Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at San 
Antonio invites applications for a tenure/tenure-track position in 
bioinformatics or computational biology. Computational biology in the 
context of this search is defined very broadly, including not only 
work related to molecular processes, but also systems level studies 
including modeling and simulation.  See complete job description 
below.  Contact information: bioinfosearch at cs.utsa.edu    Additional 
information can be obtained from: 
http://www.cs.utsa.edu/jobs/csjobs/bi_facsearch2006.html


ASSISTANT / ASSOCIATE / FULL PROFESSOR IN BIOINFORMATICS/ BiOSTATISTICS

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of 
Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is seeking to full a 
tenure/tenure track position in bioinformatics and biostatistics. 
This position is related to a major new joint multi-disciplinary 
bioinformatics and computational biology initiative involving the 
University of Texas Health Science Center, and the University of 
Texas San Antonio (http://www.cbi.utsa.edu/about). Based in a new 
computational biology facility, the initiative provides both 
technical staff as well as substantial computational resources to 
establish and nurture collaborations between biologists and 
quantitative scientists in projects ranging from biological data 
analysis to system modeling and simulation.   See complete job 
description below.




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The University of Texas at San Antonio
Assistant / Associate Professor- Neuroscience

The Department of Biology at the University of Texas San Antonio 
invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of 
Assistant/Associate Professor.

Candidates must have a M.D., or Ph.D. or the equivalent in biology or 
a related discipline, and for appointments as an Assistant Professor, 
at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience. We are in particular 
searching for candidates with a record of accomplishment in the study 
of central pattern generators, especially in invertebrate systems; 
neuronal control of movement; structure / function studies of ion 
channels; and/or dynamical changes in neuronal structure whether 
during development or in adults.  Preference will be given to 
candidates linking experimental and model-based studies.

The successful applicant is expected to establish and maintain an 
extramurally funded research program, and contribute to undergraduate 
teaching and graduate supervision.  In addition to an attractive 
start up package and laboratory space, the candidate will also have 
support from two recently established core facilities, one in 
computational biology (http://www.cbi.utsa.edu) and one with 
extensive support for imaging studies, including two photon 
microscopy. The successful candidate will also join a growing group 
of researchers in Neuroscience at UTSA with an emphasis on 
experimentally-based computational studies.

Candidates please forward via email (biofacultyad at utsa.edu) or U.S. 
Post (Dr. James M. Bower, Chairman Search Committee, Department of 
Biology, UTSA, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249-0662) a current 
curriculum vita, two or three representative publications, and a 
brief summary of future research interests and teaching experience. 
Include contact information (including email addresses) of three 
references.  Applicants who are not U. S. citizens must state their 
current visa and residency status.  UTSA is an Affirmative 
Action/Equal Opportunity employer.  Women and minorities are 
encouraged to apply. For full consideration, applications should be 
received by December 15, 2006, but will be accepted until the 
position is filled.   For further information contact the chairman of 
the search committee, Dr. James M. Bower (bower at uthscsa.edu).



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THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO
ASSOCIATE or FULL PROFESSOR
PROTEOMICS

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is accepting 
applications for a tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor 
position, starting Fall 2007.  The appointment will be in the broad 
area of proteomics.

The required qualifications are: an established program of research 
in proteomics, excellence in teaching, experience in directing 
doctoral dissertations, and a record of success in obtaining external 
funding.

Responsibilities include leadership in developing the new UTSA 
Proteomics Core Facility, teaching, supervising research students at 
all levels, and maintaining an externally funded research program. 
UTSA, the second largest component university of The University of 
Texas System, has an enrollment in excess of 28,000 students. The 
Biology Department has 47 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 
approximately 3,000 undergraduate majors, 150 graduate students in 
two M.S. programs (Biology, Biotechnology), and 50 doctoral students 
in two Ph.D. programs (Neurobiology, Cell and Molecular Biology). The 
Department of Chemistry has 15   tenured/tenure-track faculty 
members, approximately 145 Undergraduate majors, 12 graduate and 11 
doctoral students.

Review of submitted applications will begin immediately and will 
continue until the position is filled.  Applicants who are not U.S. 
citizens must state their current visa and residency status. 
Applicants must submit a letter of application, a dated current 
curriculum vitae, a description of current research and research 
plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names, postal 
addresses, and e-mail addresses of three individuals who can provide 
recommendation letters. Application materials should be sent to: 
Proteomics Search Committee, 1.620 BSE, The University of Texas at 
San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, Texas 78249-0661, or 
electronically to PROT at utsa.edu. Applications will be treated as 
confidential. Budget approval for position is pending.

UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.  Women, 
minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are 
encouraged to apply. 





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THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO

Faculty Position in Bioinformatics

The Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at San 
Antonio invites applications for a tenure/tenure-track position in 
bioinformatics or computational biology, starting in the fall of 
2007. Computational biology in the context of this search is defined 
very broadly, including not only work related to molecular processes, 
but also systems level studies including modeling and simulation. The 
rank of the position may be at the assistant, associate or full 
professor level depending on applicant qualifications.

Required qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. or the 
equivalent in computer science or a related discipline. Candidates 
must also have a record of research accomplishment in bioinformatics 
or computational biology with a research focus that is both strongly 
computational and biological.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant is expected to establish 
and maintain an extramurally funded research program, and contribute 
to undergraduate and graduate teaching and curriculum development in 
computer science. The successful applicant will join an interactive 
group of researchers in computer science, biology and statistics at 
UTSA and the nearby UT Health Science Center and participate in the 
development of new interdisciplinary degree programs in 
bioinformatics and computational biology.

This position offers the opportunity to join an outstanding and 
expanding group of scientists in a highly interactive, 
interdisciplinary research environment supported by state-of-the-art 
research facilities. Attractive startup packages and access to a 
variety of shared facilities are available including a 
Bioinformatics/Computational Core Facility, an Imaging Core Facility, 
a Proteomics Core Facility, and a Genomics Core Facility which are 
being collocated in a new $85M building housing biological sciences 
and engineering.

The Department of Computer Science currently has 24 faculty members 
and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees supporting a dynamic and 
growing program with over 500 undergraduate and 100 graduate 
students. (See http://www.cs.utsa.edu for additional information on 
the Department of Computer Science and its faculty.)

The University is the largest public university in south Texas 
serving over 28,000 students. The city of San Antonio has a 
population of over one million and is known for its rich Hispanic 
culture, historic attractions, affordable housing, and excellent 
medical facilities. Substantial computer and biotechnology industry 
is located in San Antonio and Austin, located 75 miles away. Nearby 
higher education and research institutions include UT Health Science 
Center and Southwest Research Institute.

Applicants must submit a signed letter of application that includes 
an indication of the level of position for which they are applying. 
Applications must also include a complete dated curriculum vitae 
(including employment chronology, publications and grants), a 
statement of research interests, and the names, addresses (postal and 
e-mail), and telephone numbers of at least three references. 
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must state their current Visa 
and residency status. Screening will begin immediately, and will 
continue until the position is filled (pending budget approval). The 
University of Texas at San Antonio is an Affirmative Action/Equal 
Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals 
with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applications may be faxed, 
emailed, or mailed to:


Chair of Bioinformatics Faculty Search Committee
Department of Computer Science
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-1644
bioinfosearch at cs.utsa.edu
FAX: 210-458-4437




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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER - SAN ANTONIO

Faculty Position in Bioinformatics

Candidates are invited to apply for a faculty position in the 
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of 
Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 
(http://deb.uthscsa.edu/index.html) in the area of bioinformatics. A 
tenure-track position is available at the rank of 
assistant/associate/full professor level in 
biostatistics/bioinformatics.

This position is related to a major new joint multi-disciplinary 
bioinformatics and computational biology initiative involving the 
University of Texas Health Science Center, and the University of 
Texas San Antonio (http://www.cbi.utsa.edu/about). Based in a new 
computational biology facility, the initiative provides both 
technical staff as well as substantial computational resources to 
establish and nurture collaborations between biologists and 
quantitative scientists in projects ranging from biological data 
analysis to system modeling and simulation.  

Duties include conducting methodological and applied statistical 
research in bioinformatics.  As the initiative also includes a 
substantial effort at the level of undergraduate and graduate 
education, duties will also include curriculum development and 
teaching. Candidates will be expected to participate in the 
development of interdisciplinary programs and grant initiatives in 
bioinformatics, and collaborative investigations with investigators 
in medical, translational and basic science application areas; e.g., 
microarray analyses, data mining, gene networks, etc.

Requirements are that applicants hold a PhD or equivalent in 
biostatistics, mathematical statistics, bioinformatics, or a closely 
related discipline. Candidates at the assistant professor level need 
to have at least one year of postdoctoral training and research in 
bioinformatics.  For an associate/full professor, we seek candidates 
with nationally recognized scholarly accomplishments in 
bioinformatics, including methodological and collaborative research. 
A background of extramural funding is valued, as is experience in 
teaching and graduate mentorship.

The selected candidate is expected to strengthen the translational 
research ties between the Department of Epidemiology and 
Biostatistics and the Children's Cancer Research Institute, the San 
Antonio Cancer Institute, the Research Imaging Center and the Barshop 
Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies as well as participate in 
the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio - 
University of Texas San Antonio Bioinformatics / Computational 
Biology Program, and the newly established Department of Defense 
funded National Center for Targeted Therapeutics.

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, at least three letters of 
reference, and a letter describing their background, research 
interests, and relevant experience to:

Brad Pollock, MPH, PhD
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl, MC 7933
San Antonio, Texas 78229

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.  The 
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal 
Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All faculty 
appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.



-- 
                       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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