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Assistant Professor (Statistical Bioinformatician)

Assistant Professor (Statistical Bioinformatician)

The official announcement and online application form are found at UTEP's Human Resources online job advertisement .

Position Description:

The College of Science at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) seeks a statistical bioinformatician with expertise in big data analysis for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Successful candidates will develop productive research programs, mentor and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and collaborate with researchers in UTEP's NIH-funded Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC). Anticipated appointment date is Fall 2017.

About the department

UTEP offers a Professional Science Master's degree in Bioinformatics, as well as undergraduate and graduate bioinformatics training through grants funded mainly by NIH, NSF, and USDA. The statistics faculty in the Department of Mathematical Sciences contributes to the interdisciplinary Bioinformatics Program through participation in bioinformatics related research, teaching, student mentoring, and program administration. They are also engaged as resource faculty for the Bioinformatics and Statistical Consulting Core Facilities of the BBRC providing bioinformatics computing, software development, experimental design, and data analysis support for biomedical researchers. Many ongoing projects in the BBRC require analysis of very large data sets generated by next generation sequencing, mass spectrometry (e.g., proteomics and metabolomics), and cryo-electron microscopy. More information about the BBRC, Bioinformatics Program, and Department of Mathematical Sciences is available at,, and

About UTEP and El Paso

Located on the culturally vibrant U.S.-Mexico border, The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university with more than 23,000 students. The University's rapidly growing research portfolio in the sciences, engineering, health fields, and other areas brings in more than $93 million per year, ranking UTEP fourth in federal research expenditures among the public universities in Texas. In addition, many opportunities for collaboration with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul Foster School of Medicine are available. El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of 800,000 people, which offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It is the safest large city in the United States. Shielded by mountains on three sides, El Paso experiences more than 300 days of sunshine annually, and residents enjoy outdoor activities year-round. The city of El Paso is adjacent to both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it a leading area for cultural diversity and border health research. Comprising 248 square miles, El Paso is the sixth largest city in Texas and 19th largest city in the United States. El Paso's active arts and culture community features the state's longest running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, history museums, and a full schedule of seasonal festivals and events. UTEP adds to the arts scene with an award-winning dinner theater, music and dance productions, contemporary and student art galleries, and a natural history museum. For sports fans, the UTEP Miners offer exciting Division I college athletics at Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center and Kidd Field. Southwest University Park located in El Paso's lively downtown is home to the El Paso Chihuahuas, the San Diego Padres AAA baseball team.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D., postdoctoral experience, a strong record of research accomplishments, and the capacity to secure extramural funding.

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching experience in statistics and/or bioinformatics is preferred.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply by August 31, 2016. Candidates must submit: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research interests, 4) brief outline of teaching philosophy, 5) copies of up to three relevant authored or co-authored publications; and 6) complete contact information for at least three references.

To apply, please visit UTEP's Human Resources job advertisement and online application form

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation or genetic information in employment or the provision of services.

Research Opportunities for Undergraduates:

Math majors are needed for a research-based Undergraduate Participation in Bioinformatics Training (UPBiT) program funded in part by the National Science Foundation (NSF Grant DUE-0926721). Stipends are available for math majors to participate in individualized 3-year training programs starting in the sophomore year. Activities include communication workshops, lab training, research rotations, field trips, conferences, and specialized bioinformatics research projects that will typically involve techniques in discrete math, linear algebra, optimization, probability, and statistics. To apply, please download the application form or contact Dr. Ming-Ying Leung, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Bell Hall 225, at or 747-6836.

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