Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Faculty Positions

Houston, Texas
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
August 24 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Faculty Position in Fungal Pathogenesis

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston seeks outstanding applicants for tenure track positions at any level. The department will build on existing strengths in eukaryotic microbiology by recruiting an investigator whose research focuses on the genetics, genomics, molecular biology, and/or virulence mechanisms of pathogenic fungi. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. and postdoctoral experience and will be expected to build an extramurally-funded research program and to contribute to graduate and medical education.

Successful candidates will join a department with faculty studying fundamental biological processes in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic model systems, pathogenic mechanisms of bacteria, fungi, and protozoan parasites, and host-pathogen interactions.  Department faculty have access to a wide array of resources, including BSL-3 facilities, a state-of-the-art vivarium and outstanding microscopy facilities.  Further information about the department’s facilities 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 funded research program.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and the university offers a competitive benefits package.

The University of Texas McGovern Medical School is located in the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the largest complex of biomedical and health-related institutions in the world, in which opportunities for collaboration abound.  Houston is a diverse, dynamic, and growing city whose economy invests heavily in research and development in biomedicine, energy, and technology.  World-class professional, cultural and recreational activities make Houston one of the most appealing yet affordable large cities in North America.

Applicants interested in joining a growing department committed to excellence in research and education should submit a pdf comprised of a cover letter, CV, summary of research experience and plans, and names and addresses of three referees via this link: http://p.rfer.us/UTHFs12ww

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

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