Associate Professor

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Human Genome Sequencing Center
Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX


The Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC) at Baylor College of Medicine was founded in 1996 under the leadership of Dr. Richard Gibbs and is a world leader in genomics. The primary mission of the HGSC is actionable translational research across the full spectrum of human health and disease using large-scale genomic data to drive collaborative analytics, gene-phenotype discovery, and clinical innovation. The HGSC is funded from multiple National Institutes of Health sources, including the Center for Common Disease Genomics (CCDG) and the electronic Research in Medical Records (eMERGE) programs, funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).

During the previous ten years the HGSC developed whole exome capture (WES) and collaboratively pioneered the first clinical exome laboratory. In 2016, the HGSC opened the CAP/CLIA laboratory (HGSC-CL) within the Center and seeks an ABMGG Board Certified Director to oversee review and finalization of clinical diagnostic reports. This role offers ample opportunity to develop new research directions at the interface between research investigation and clinical care. The successful applicant will work with the entire HGSC, including laboratory process development groups, high performance computing specialists, and investigative biologists.

This position provides a unique opportunity to work on the cutting-edge of genomic science at the center of Houston's Texas Medical Center. With approximately 200 employees and occupying 36,000 square feet of BCM's Alkek Building, the HGSC boasts state-of-the-art sequencing and High-Performance Computing technology. Over the next five years, the HGSC will sequence more than 100,000 samples and manage close to 100 PB of data for both our research efforts and our newly established clinical lab, the HGSC-Clinical Laboratory (HGSC-CL).

Job Duties

  • An M.D. and/or Ph.D. and board certification from the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG)
  • Relevant research experience and ambitions
  • Willingness to lead and oversee genetic diagnostics
  • Demonstrated experience in genetic counseling and delivery of genetic diagnostic data
  • Willingness to build collaborative relationships with a sister institution

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.