Faculty Position in Genetics, Genomics, and Biology of Cancer

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas (US)
September 28 2017
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The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics and the Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor position in cancer research. Applicants’ research programs may focus on broad ranging topics in cancer genetic research including cancer genomics, mechanisms of cancer therapeutics, cancer model organisms, genome instability, epigenetics and gene expression, and others. Diverse areas of cancer genetics are welcome, and impact on basic and/or translational cancer research is strongly encouraged.

The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics (https://www.bcm.edu/departments/molecular-and-human-genetics/) ranks #1 among all U.S. genetics departments in funding from the National Institutes of Health. The Department provides a bridging environment for physicians and basic scientists, promoting a cross-species and multidisciplinary approach to cancer research. Faculty in the Department study disease mechanisms in many organismal contexts including bacteria, yeast, Drosophila, Dictyostelium, C. elegans, mouse, and humans.

The Department is committed to translation of basic science into clinical implementation and fosters technology transfer for faculty discoveries. Activities within the Department include basic and translational research, clinical genetics, a joint venture diagnostic laboratory, a long-standing NIH large-scale human genome sequencing center (https://www.hgsc.bcm.edu/), and an exceptional Ph.D. graduate program. More broadly, Baylor College of Medicine is the premier medical school of Texas, home to the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center (https://www.bcm.edu/centers/cancer-center), and centered in the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest biomedical research complex.

The Department has a total research funding of over $80 million and 65 primary tenured and tenure-track research faculty member who are engaged in a variety of approaches to tackling cancer and other diseases. The Department and BCM offer premier recruitment packages and resources to enhance the candidate’s research program. Qualified applicants should email a PDF of their curriculum vitae, 3 letters of reference, and a cover letter stating the position to which they are applying to the address below by November 1, 2017:

Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor College of Medicine, ABBR Room R830
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-798-5443
Email: mhgfacultyrecruits@bcm.edu

Review of qualified applicants will begin November 1, 2017.
Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access Employer

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