Assistant Professor - Director of Genome Informatics

Department: 
HGSC:FACULTY-GENERAL/BASI
Location: 
Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX

The Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC) at Baylor College of Medicine has an immediate opening for an Assistant Professor position. 

The HGSC was founded in 1996 under the leadership of Dr. Richard Gibbs and is a world leader in genomics. The fundamental interests of the HGSC are in advancing biology and genetics by improved genome technologies. As one of the three large-scale sequencing centers funded by the National Institutes of Health, the HGSC provides a unique opportunity to work on the cutting-edge of genomic science in a state of the art institution. Today, the HGSC employs 200 staff, and it occupies more than 36,000 square feet on the 14th, 15th, and 16th floors of the Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Building. The HGSC is located on the southwest edge of downtown Houston, the fourth largest city in the U.S., in the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest medical complex. 

We are currently looking for an Assistant Professor who will be responsible for the following: 

  • Direct a group who process primary DNA sequence data from next generation DNA sequencing (NGS) platforms; 
  • Improve the processes of variant calling and data quality assurance; 
  • Deliver data to national databases; 
  • Participate in local and national large-scale DNA sequencing projects. 

Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. or extensive similar experience with NGS processing and analysis; 
  • Knowledge of cloud computing usage and optimization; 
  • Management and supervisory experience; 
  • Familiarity with data security protocols and regulations is an advantage.