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Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Tenure Track - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston, Texas

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) in the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston is seeking to recru it 1 to 2 tenure-track faculty. Preference will be given to Assistant Professors, but Associate Professors with a strong funding record will be considered. We welcome applicants with broad research interests including biochemistry/molecular biology, genetics/epigenetics, and systems biology with a strong disease and translational relevance.

The current BMB faculty are well funded and conduct innovative research to address important biological questions th at range from elucidating the structural basis of biological function at atomic and single-molecule resolutions to fundamental biochemical and molecular processes in cellular systems to mouse models for disease and intervention (for further details see: https://med.uth.edu/bmb/).

The BMB Department is host to several research Centers of Excellence, including Structural Biology Imaging, Membrane Biology, and Pulmonary research. The Department is part of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences , with an active and diverse graduate student body. UTHealth Houston is a major institution member of the Texas Medical Center, a world-renowned biomedical conglomerate that includes Baylor College of Medicine , MD Anderson Cancer Center , Rice University , and more than 50 other institutions. Faculty members in the BMB department have excellent access to state-of-the-art facilities and a large pool of outstanding local colleagues, all within walking distance.

Position Key Accountabilities:

Successful candidates will be expected to establish an independent and extramurally funded research program that addresses fundamental questions in biology with biomedical relevance. Evaluation criteria will be scientific productivity, current, and potential for future extramural funding, collaborative opportunities within the BMB department and UTHealth, as well as the candidates' potential to contribute to graduate and medical student education.

Qualifications:

The selected candidate for the position must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) and successful postdoctoral experience.

Qualified applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence, discovery and service, have potential to be outstanding in their field of expertise, and share an interest in fulfilling the common goals of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. Preferred applicants will possess broad research interests including biochemistry/molecular biology, genetics/epigenetics, and systems biology with a strong disease and translational relevance.





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