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Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure-Track - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, McGovern Medical School

02-Sep-2022 10:11 AM | Karen Gottlieb (Administrator)

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) in the McGovern Medical School of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is seeking to recruit 2 tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professors with research interests in fundamental biochemistry/molecular biology, cell biology, integrative/systems biology, and related disciplines.

The current BMB faculty are well funded and conduct innovative research to address important biological questions, including but not limited to the structural basis of biological function at atomic and single-molecule resolutions, fundamental biochemical and molecular processes in cellular systems, and mouse models for disease and intervention. The BMB Department is also host to several research Centers of Excellence, including Structural Biology Imaging, Membrane Biology, and Pulmonary research. The Department is part of the UT MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School at Houston, with an active and diverse graduate student body.

UTHealth is a major institution member of the Texas Medical Center, a world-renowned biomedical conglomerate that also 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:

The Assistant/Associate Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will develop an active research program. Furthermore, the faculty member will have interests that complement existing areas of research excellence in the department, including but not limited to, calcium and metabolic signaling, membrance biology, structural biology, and translational research.

In addition the faculty member will:

  • Participate in the education and training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and
  • Support the research mission of the department and university.


The selected candidate for the position must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree with postdoctoral experience and track record of innovative research and scientific excellence. Successful candidates will be expected to establish an active research program that attracts national extramural funding and generates research of significant impact. Opportunities to contribute to both graduate and medical education will also be encouraged.

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. We welcome applicants with broad research interests and approaches, ranging from biochemistry/molecular biology to integrative and systems biology. Research utilizing mouse as a model system is encouraged but not required. Evaluation criteria include a track record of scientific productivity as evidenced by primary research publications, current and future extramural funding, collaborative opportunities with the BMB department and UTHealth, as well as the candidates potential to contribute to graduate and medical student education.


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