Human Genome Sequencing Center - Faculty-General/Basic (Instructor)

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Human Genome Sequencing Center
Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX


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 seeking an Instructor who will be responsible for the following:

  • Author and lead clinical validation documentation analysis to meet CAP/CLIA standards.
  • Evaluate emerging technologies by assessing their data quality and relevance to project needs.
  • Collaborate with internal and external IT and bioinformatics teams for the implementation and support of new software and technologies.
  • Direct the development of novel software tools and analysis methods, serving as a scientific and technical advisor.
  • Conduct innovative research in genetic sequencing and bioinformatics, with a focus on next-generation sequencing (NGS) and clinical applications.
  • Collaborate with internal scientists and external partners to advance research initiatives and secure funding through grants and partnerships.
  • Publish research findings in reputable scientific journals and present at conferences and seminars.
  • Lead and participate in departmental committees and initiatives to enhance the department's academic and research goals.
  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive environment that encourages teamwork, continuous learning, and professional development.


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