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Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute

Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute is actively recruiting to fill positions in the areas of Cancer Epidemiologist (Biostatistics), Experimental Cancer Therapeutics, Molecular Oncogenesis, Hematological Malignancies Program and Cancer Genetics and Tumor Virology.


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Greehey CCRI currently has 2 Faculty positions available:

Research Faculty in Bioinformatics (Tenure Track)

Candidates are invited to apply for this faculty position in the Division of Bioinformatics, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. A tenure-track research faculty position is available at the rank of assistant or associate level.

This bioinformatics faculty member’s primary appointment will be in the Division of Bioinformatics in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) School of Medicine. They will have the overall responsibility for strengthening our collaborative research and developing a competitive bioinformatics research and teaching program. The candidate will apply bioinformatics techniques to genome sequence, high-throughput profiling technology and related data to gain insights into the biology of diverse organisms with an emphasis on cancer research. Candidate will apply existing bioinformatics software tools, as well as develop new software tools and algorithms to enhance our analysis capabilities. The bioinformatics faculty will promote the development of interdisciplinary bioinformatics research in translational, clinical and community settings, and provide oversight and guidance to research staff and post-graduate students. The faculty will also develop their own research.


Perform a combination, but not necessarily all, of the following duties:

  • Take a lead role in developing the bioinformatics research program;
  • Analyze genome-wide high-throughput data, such as data from gene expression, DNA alteration, and next-generation sequencing;
  • Pursue the development or adoption of new bioinformatics technologies in areas such as basic research, cancer research, and clinical/translational research;
  • Develop and establish teaching curriculum for students  in bioinformatics;
  • Establish bioinformatics collaborations within the local UTHSCSA, regional (State of Texas) and national bioinformatics efforts and initiatives;
  • Establish an active line of extramurally-funded research in bioinformatics;
  • Participate in program planning and management and provide consultation to bioinformatics-related collaborative research programs and proposals;
  • Publish in peer-reviewed journals and participate in national conferences;
  • Engage in university, professional, and community service activities.

Candidates must have a PhD in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD and post doctoral experience in bioinformatics.

Candidates must have a minimum of one year of post-doctoral research or equivalent experience in an academic setting. A successful candidate is expected to have broader experience in computational analysis spanning gene discovery, gene expression, systems biology and modeling, sequence alignment, and homology detection, with scientific achievement demonstrated by journal publications, preferably with a focus on genome-wide profiling analysis, and proficiency in R, MATLAB, or Perl/Python programming in a Linux environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication skills, the ability to perform self-directed bioinformatics research, and excellent collaborative skills with enthusiasm for genomic science. Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience in obtaining extramural funding in the computational biology and bioinformatics area.


Work is performed in an office environment. The position requires occasional travel to attend professional and grant meetings, as well as meetings for the University of Texas System. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, at least three letters of reference, and a letter describing their background, research interests, and relevant experience to:

Yidong Chen, Ph.D.
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl, MSC 7933
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900    

All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Cancer Scientist

The Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute (GCCRI) of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) is seeking outstanding candidates (Ph.D., M.D., or M.D., Ph.D.) for tenure-track or tenured positions at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor levels in research areas focusing on childhood cancer including: hematologic malignancies, solid tumors, cancer genetics, genomics, developmental biology, cancer therapeutics, and pharmacogenomics.  Applicants must have high quality peer-reviewed publications and evidence of independent research.  Applicants should also have competitive funding if applying for Associate or Full Professor. The positions offer significant scientific resources, attractive start-up support packages and the potential for competing for additional state funds. Successful applicants will join a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the GCCRI and will be expected to develop collaborative programs and serve as mentors for students and research fellows, and, in some cases, junior faculty.


The Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute is a unique specialized cancer research center focusing on basic and translational research in childhood cancer, and is housed in a state-of-the-art 100,000 sq. foot research facility on the Greehey Academic and Research Campus of UTHSCSA and supported by an endowment from the tobacco settlement from the State of Texas [].

San Antonio is the nation’s seventh largest city and offers a rich, multi-cultural community with a thriving bioscience industry and is located at the edge of the beautiful Texas Hill County.

All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.  The UT Health Science Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Interested candidates should send by August 1st, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests including relevance to pediatric cancers and names of three professional references to:

Susan Mooberry, Ph.D. Search Committee Chair,
Professor of Pharmacology,
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio,
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229.