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UT Health Research Scientist - School of Biomedical Informatics in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research Scientist - School of Biomedical Informatics

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Research

UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics

Requisition #: 220003JL

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

We are hiring immediately for a Research Scientist to join the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics in Houston, TX 77030. In this position, you will work on bioinformatics and the analysis of data involved in complex disease. Ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills both verbal and written, be familiar with computer programming, and have strong knowledge and skill set in genomic data analysis!

Once you join us you wont want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as...

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

We are looking for a Research Scientist who will work with the School of Biomedical Informatics. This employee designs and conducts research in the area of complex disease genetics, genomics and bioinformatics based studies. The primary responsibilities include development of analytical pipelines or computational methods, data processing and analysis, results interpretation, management of data, coordination of research projects, prepare reports, assistant with manuscripts and grant proposal writing, problem solving, training and supervising junior lab members, among others. In general this employee plans, supervises, and directs research, investigation, or other technical operations. Provides technical expertise to facilitate the design, implementation, and analysis of procedures, techniques, and results, which enables investigators to conduct research projects.

This is a fulltime position that is classified as exempt. It is eligible for all UTHealth benefits including medical coverage and participation in a retirement program administered by the State of Texas. Your work location will be in the heart of the Texas Medical Center at our University Center Tower building.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Design and conduct genetics and informatics research.

  • Assist grant proposal development and manuscript writing.

  • Present results in a written paper for publication, in a presentation at a meeting, or through personal contact with faculty members and other researchers.

  • Train, support and supervise junior lab members.

  • Manage research protocols and research data

  • Provide support and training of genome technologies and bioinformatics analysis to other researchers


  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

  • Familiar with protocols and pipelines in genomic sequencing and data analyses.

  • Proficient with Python and R, and excellent working knowledge in TensorFlow and PyTorch.

  • With working knowledge of dbGaP and/or UK biobank.

  • With working knowledge of relational database.

  • Previous publication(s) in genomics, bioinformatics, statistical genetics, or machine learning

Minimum Education:

  • Doctorate Degree.

Minimum Experience:

  • Two (2) years of experience in a related research environment and have verifiable publications within the field of the research project.

Physical Requirements:Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.Security Sensitive:This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visithttp://go.uth.edu/careers!

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 Houston 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 Houston 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.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.