UT Health Research Scientist, Sr. in Houston, Texas

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Research Scientist, Sr.



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School of Biomedical Informatics


Health Informatics

Job Location

Houston, TX

Job Summary

Where Creating the Best Hope for a Healthier Future Begins...

Additional Summary Specific to Job

The School of Biomedical Informatics is seeking a Sr. Research Scientist to perform the following duties:

  • Conducts experiments using advanced computational methods

  • Determines feasibility of possible projects to ensure results addresses the biological question

  • Develops new software tools and algorithms for bioinformatics as needed

  • Communicates complex technical issues to experimentalists

  • Communicates results by generating appropriate figures, text, and presentations

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

  • Manage administrative issues relevant to analyses, including time tracking and billing

  • Supervises staff and students as necessary. Work with clients to provide bioinformatics input in collaborative grant development.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Organizational Requirements

Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) with six years of experience in related research environment and have verifiable publications within the field of the research project.

Departmental Requirements/Preferences

Doctorate Degree in Bioinformatics, Statistics, Computer Science, or related field strongly preferred.

Minimum of six years experience in a related research environment and have verifiable publications within the field of the research project

Hands-on expertise in LINUX/UNIX, microarray data analysis, next-generation sequencing data analysis. Strong verbal and communication skills and the ability to work with a wide spectrum of clients in biomedical related fields.

Salary Range

Commensurate with experience

This position works with Houston Independent School District (H.I.S.D.) students.


This position works with minors under the age of 18 years.


This position will be working in a laboratory or clinic


This position will use radiation sources


Pre Employment Conditions

Drug Test

Open to current UTHSC-H employees only?


Job Classification


FLSA Status


Does this position accept online applications?


This is a grant funded position


Benefits Eligible


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