Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Faculty Positions

Houston, Texas
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
August 21 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in the McGovern Medical School of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston seeks outstanding applicants for tenure track positions at any level. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D., postdoctoral experience and will be expected to build a research program that attracts extramural funding and to contribute to graduate and medical education.

Successful candidates will have research interests that complement the existing strengths of the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. These include studies of fundamental biological processes in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic model systems, pathogenic mechanisms of bacteria, fungi, and protozoan parasites, and host-pathogen or host-microbiome interactions. Department faculty occupy modern laboratory space, including BSL-3 facilities, and have access to a state-of-the-art vivarium and multiple core resources. Further information about the department’s resources and research of the current faculty can be found at https://med.uth.edu/mmg/.

Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should have a track record of innovative research at the cutting edge of microbiology and the capability to develop an independently-funded laboratory. Applicants at higher ranks must have an established and extramurally-funded research program. Salary will be commensurate with experience and the University offers a competitive benefits package.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is located at the center of the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the largest complex of biomedical and health-related institutions in the world. Successful applicants will have unparalleled opportunities to interact with basic, clinical, and translational researchers at neighboring TMC institutions, including Baylor College of Medicine, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Rice University, The Texas A&M Institute for Bioscience and Technology, and The Methodist Hospital Research Institute. The breadth and quality of biomedical science in the TMC rivals that of any academic medical center in the world.

Applicants interested in joining a growing department committed to excellence in research and education should submit a pdf file comprised of the following: a cover letter, CV, summary of research experience and plans, and names and addresses of three referees via this link: http://p.rfer.us/UTHf8h2ux

Review of applications will begin immediately; for full consideration, applications should be received by October 16, 2018.

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