McGovern Medical School at UTHealth/TIRN Neurology: Data Scientist

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston (, Department of Neurology ( is seeking a data scientist with clinical informatics, public health informatics or neuroinformatics expertise to join the Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies as a Research-Track Assistant Professor.

The prospective candidate would have the opportunity to participate in neuroinformatics initiatives, engage in field-leading research, and receive support to develop grants and collaborate and submit research findings for publication to advance the scientific knowledge of others. Research expertise/knowledge, demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications in data science, biomedical informatics, machine learning, AI and healthcare applications is most preferred.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Work independently and collaborate on research projects that will focus on developing and conducting quantitative and qualitative research in areas of biomedical informatics and AI and healthcare applications.
  • Participate in committees at the school and university levels, contribute to the broader community, and help enhance curriculum for medical students, resident, fellows, and post-docs.
  • Mentor post-docs and graduate student research assistants in research and development activities.
  • Participate, develop, and increase the scope of collaborative and funded – program portfolio for the institution. Independent extramural funding is encouraged, but not required.
  • Assist the UTHealth Chief Data Scientist in strategic planning and operational activities across school and inter-institution collaborations involving health data.


  • Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) with 1 year of experience as a Research Associate or Postdoctoral Fellow beyond the terminal degree in related research environment with verifiable publications
  • History of participation in extramural research funding
  • Outstanding research, interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in using machine learning and AI technologies to address healthcare problems
  • Experience in using information technology to manage and process data sets in conjunction with electronic health records in the context of creating a data ecosystem and for domain-specific disease registries and repositories
  • Background in neuroinformatics and big data

Please visit the following link to apply: (search 2300003V)
Assistant/Associate Professor, Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies (TIRN) - Neurology, McGovern Medical School

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