TENURED/TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION in GENETICS/GENOMIC INSTABILITY

Employer
Baylor College of Medicine
Location
Houston, Texas (US)
Salary
Undisclosed
Posted
September 13 2018
Ref
W-016137
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR AND HUMAN GENETICS

TENURED/TENURE TRACK

FACULTY POSITION in GENETICS/GENOMIC INSTABILITY

Among genetics departments at U.S. medical schools, the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine (https://www.bcm.edu/departments/molecular-and-human-genetics/) ranks first in both number of grants and total funding from the National Institutes of Health. The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics provides a bridging environment for physicians and basic scientists, promoting a cross-species approach to functional genetics and a commitment to technology transfer. Activities within the Department include clinical genetics, basic and clinical research, a new joint venture diagnostic laboratory, long-standing association with a NIH large scale human genome sequencing centers, medical student teaching, a MS Genetic Counseling program, a Ph.D. graduate program, and residency/fellowship training in medical genetics. 

The Department has over $100 million in total research funding, 70 primary tenured and tenure-track research faculty members and a total of 140 primary faculty members, who are engaged in a variety of missions including basic and translational research, clinical diagnostic services, and prenatal, pediatric, and adult clinical care. To expand our translational impact, we established a uniquely structured and governed joint venture diagnostic laboratory, Baylor Genetics, and a Baylor College of Medicine/Chinese University of Hong Kong Center for Medical Genetics in Hong Kong that together will help to expand our clinical, diagnostic, and educational mission to a world-wide audience.

The Department’s research interests include genomics, mammalian development, the metabolic and genetic bases for inherited human disease, gene therapy, gene structure and expression, mechanisms of DNA replication and repair, mutation, DNA recombination, genomic instability and cancer, cytogenetics, behavioral genetics, bioinformatics, and the biology of aging.  Department research includes strengths in human, bacterial, mouse, yeast, Drosophila, worm and Dictyostelium genetics.

The Department is seeking an individual for faculty appointment at rank appropriate for achievement and experience. Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level depending on experience. 

Successful candidates will have strong basic research programs related to genetic/genomic stability or instability, genome organization, genomics including but not limited to DNA replication, repair, mutation, genome rearrangements, DNA damage response, mechanisms of evolution, studied in any organism from bacteria to human.  However, outstanding individuals in any area will be considered.  Generous start-up support is available.

Curriculum vitae, a brief summary of research plans, letters of reference, along with the names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references to the following email address: mhgfacultyrecruits@bcm.edu

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

Fax: 713-798-8515

Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Equal Access Employer.

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