Scientist (Assistant or Associate Professor)

Houston, Texas (US)
Salary is commensurate with experience
May 15 2017
Job ID# 28096
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Scientist (Assistant or Associate Professor)

Company Description 

The Houston Methodist Research Institute was formed in 2004 with one mandate: to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments. The Research Institute, housed with Houston Methodist Hospital – a US News and World Reports Honor Roll hospital- has dedicated research space embedded throughout the campus, with a 440,000-square-foot dedicated research building that provides the technology and facilities needed to support all stages of research, product development, and clinical trials to benefit patients around the world. The Research Institute includes laboratory space to house over 1500 staff and trainees, 277 principal investigators, and more than 250 clinical trials. Over 20 core facilities enhance interdisciplinary research, including two Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facilities which provide capabilities to create clinical-grade radiopharmaceuticals, biological agents, nanoparticles and devices. The Institute houses preclinical GLP support, state-of-the-art imaging equipment for preclinical and clinical studies, and the Methodist Institute for Training, Innovation and Education (MITIE), a surgical simulation and procedural skills training facility.

The Biomarker Research Program at the Houston Methodist Research Institute is led by Dario Marchetti, PhD, a renowned cancer biology expert who has made key discoveries in the biology and clinical use of circulating tumor cells (CTCs). Under Dr. Marchetti’s leadership, the Biomarker Research Program is developing multidisciplinary research programs to address clinical challenges in cancer, immunotherapy, neurology, cardiology and other areas.

Job Description
The Biomarker Research Program Center seeks candidates for Assistant and/or Associate Professor Levels in the tenure track. Rank will be commensurate with experience. Responsibilities include conducting and establishing independent and successful research programs, supervising/mentoring laboratory personnel and postdoctoral fellows/students. Applicants must have an M.D. or Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have demonstrated outstanding qualifications in research.

The positions offer an exceptional opportunity to translate basic discoveries to the clinic by collaboration with outstanding clinical programs. Applicants must have an PhD; grant support; and an accomplished research program in their respective areas of expertise. The successful applicant will receive generous start-up funds.

The successful candidate will have experience in many aspects of biomarkers research. Candidates working at any or all ranges of cancer, immunobiology, neurosciences, or cardiology will be considered. Special attention will be given to investigators using state-of-the-art techniques with research programs that leverage molecular and cellular insights to inform biomarker function in cancer models. Research areas of particular interest include CTCs, ctDNA, exosomes and liquid biopsy. Applicants are expected to have extramural funding and an internationally recognized track record of creative research productivity and excellence.

Highly competitive lab space and start-up funds are available.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

Education/ Experience Requirements 
Ph.D. required
Biomarker Research background
Record of extramural funding
Translational research focus
Cancer models/Biomarkers

All interested candidates please apply online first to, type #28096 in the search box, click on the position title “Scientist” and then apply. Once you have successfully completed the application, please send CV, statement of research interests and future objectives, and list of three references to Andrea Cervin, Biomarker Research Program Administrator at, Subject: Scientist Opportunity #28096