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UT Health Assistant Professor, non-tenure track for Center for Secure Artificial Intelligence for hEalthcare (SAFE) - School of Biomedical Informatics in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Assistant Professor, non-tenure track for Center for Secure Artificial Intelligence for hEalthcare (SAFE) - School of Biomedical Informatics

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Assistant Professor

UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics

Requisition #: 2100002G

The School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) seeks an exceptional candidate for a non-tenure track position at the assistant professor level in the areas of machine learning and drug discovery in theCenter for Secure Artificial Intelligence for hEalthcare (SAFE).

UTHealth is in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center (TMC), located in cosmopolitan Houston, Texas, the fourth largest city in the United States. SBMI currently offers PhD and Masters degrees; it also features certificate programs in biomedical and health informatics

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to plan, supervise, and direct research in healthcare machine learning related to drug repurposing and discovery, as well as related areas. The candidate will provide technical expertise to lead in the development of study design, sample or data collection, pipeline development, data analysis, results interpretation, manuscripts, and grants. In addition, this position offers opportunities to supervise postdoctoral fellows and lead projects or team research initiatives. Collaborative research with other faculty in the SHEL, at SBMI, and across UTHealth, Rice University, and the Texas Medical Center (e.g., MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine, etc.) is strongly encouraged.

QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate should possess a doctoral degree in computer science, biomedical informatics, mathematics, statistics, or a related discipline. He/she is expected to have experience in both machine learning and data mining, with the capacity to apply that expertise to the medical informatics domain. Strong algorithmic development and programming skills are required for this position, as are excellent teamwork and communication skills. Representative tasks for this position may include developing privacy-preserving federated learning, secure algorithms, computational phenotypes, drug repurposing research, and optimizing clinical workflows, among others.

APPOINTMENTS/BENEFITS: This position is a full time, 12-month appointment on the non-tenure track, renewable on a yearly basis.

SALARY: Competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience.

APPLY: Aspart of the application process, the applicant should provide a current curriculum vitae, a research statement, contact information for three references, and a cover letter describing qualifications and career goals. All application materials must be submitted through UTHealths online system.

"Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.”

This is a security sensitive position and thereby subject to Texas Education Code § 51.215. A background check will be required for the final candidate.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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