Outstanding Scientists

University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler
Tyler, Texas (US)
February 14 2019
Steven Idell
Organization Type
Job Type
Staff Scientist

The Texas Lung Injury Institute at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler invites applications from outstanding scientists for state funded faculty positions at all levels to conduct independent research.  The research of the applicant should be in the areas of pulmonary fibrosis, aspects of acute lung injury, airways disease, pulmonary infectious diseases or trauma. Applicants should have extramural funding and at the junior level, K99/00 applicants are particularly encouraged and will receive strong mentorship.

The mission of the research program at UT Health Science Center at Tyler is to create an outstanding research community that links basic and clinical science.  The institution has established research programs in lung injury/repair, cell motility and cytoskeletal rearrangement and pulmonary infectious diseases. The successful candidate is encouraged to interact with investigators in these areas. A strong track record of achievement is required.  Teaching in the biotechnology graduate program is encouraged. Endowment, university and philanthropic funds are available to support successful candidates.

Our institution is growing rapidly and is now a part of a billion-dollar ten hospital system with a strong public health program. Substantive resources have been allocated to build its basic and translational research portfolio, including commercialization.  The institution has recently set up a state-of-the-art cellular and molecular imaging facility, has purchased a new small animal spiral PET/CT scanner, is in the process of renovating all of laboratories in the Biomedical Research Building and has expanded its vivarium resources. The Tyler area is beautiful, offers strong educational options, cultural events and proximity to Dallas.

Applicants should submit their CV, a statement of accomplishments, future research plans and the names of three references to: Dr. Steven Idell, Senior Vice President for Research and Dean, School of Medical Biological Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, 11937 US Highway 271, Tyler TX 75708-3154; E-mail: Brigitte.Tolson@uthct.edu

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the University will, in accordance with State and Federal law and regulations, provide equal opportunity in all employment related activities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual preference, or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam Era.  The University requires pre-employment drug screening and criminal background check on all hires.  Specific job requirements or physical location of some positions allocated to this classification, may render this position security sensitive, and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215, Texas Education Code.