Research Scientist II

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Posting Title:

Research Scientist II


HSC-Center for Human ID-304600

Job Location:

Fort Worth

Salary Information:

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Department Summary:

The Center for Human Identification at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTCHI), located at Fort Worth, Texas, is globally recognized as a leader in forensic genomics. With solid funding support from the State of Texas and various Federal Government agencies, UNTCHI is a resource for international and national legal systems, provides forensic genetic and anthropological examinations for criminal casework and missing persons identification, and develops and manages of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) for the US Department of Justice. UNTCHI is dedicated to the training of students, postdoctoral fellows, and professionals in various aspects of genomics and maintains an active, innovative research program for genomic solutions. Interdisciplinary expertise in forensics, bioinformatics, genomics, multi-omics, microbiology, molecular biology, anthropology, pharmacogenomics, and other related disciplines are available within the UNTCHI to support its mission. The details of the research unit of UNTCHI could be found at As the center is growing and expanding to genomics and associated omics research, we are actively seeking talented researchers, who are interested in bioinformatics, genomics, multi-omics and related fields.

Position Overview:

Plan and carry out experiments and investigations to broaden scientific knowledge in a range of areas. Conduct and plan experiments and analyzing results. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree and two (2) years of related research experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

We are accepting applications from talented and enthusiastic candidates who are interested in an integrated and interdisciplinary research laboratory system.
The applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent. Applicants with a background in computer science, data science, bioinformatics, genomics, pharmacogenomics, microbial genomics, or human disease research will be preferentially considered. Candidates holding a degree in general biomedical sciences/life sciences are also welcome to apply.

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday

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Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title:

Research Scientist II

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Lifting up to 25 pounds, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Ability to communicate


Perform bioinformatics related research and develop relevant software programs under the supervision of the faculty in UNTCHI


Conduct research to develop methodologies for biomedical applications


Analyzing data and presenting findings to the scientific audience and general public


Write and publish articles in scientific journals

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Job No:
Posted: 2/11/2021
Application Due: 5/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time