TENURED/TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION in GENETICS/GENOMIC INSTABILITY

Employer
Baylor College of Medicine
Location
Houston, Texas (US)
Salary
Undisclosed
Posted
March 28 2019
Ref
W-018013
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR AND HUMAN GENETICS

TENURED/TENURE TRACK

FACULTY POSITION in GENETICS/GENOMIC INSTABILITY

The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics and the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine are seeking an individual for faculty appointment at rank appropriate for achievement and experience, working in any organism on problems in genomic instability or other genetic topic. Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level depending on experience.

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 bacterial, yeast, Dictyostelium, worm, fly, mouse and human genetics. 

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 includes clinical genetics, basic and clinical research, a new joint venture diagnostic laboratory, long-standing association with a NIH human genome sequencing center, a graduate program, and residency/fellowship training in medical genetics.  The Department has 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.

The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center (DLDCCC) includes over 270 research members in 7 different Programs who bring in $180M in total cancer relevant funding including nearly $90M from NIH. Twelve state-of-the-art Shared Resources are supported by the DLDCCC and in total BCM has more than 30 core facilities supporting research (https://www.bcm.edu/centers/cancer-center/research/shared-resources).

The weekly Genome Instability Group meeting, supported by the Department and DLDCCC, includes 25 labs from throughout the Texas Medical Center discussing work in progress.

Houston is the fourth largest US city, the most internationally diverse US city, “is widely considered to be one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world”—NY Times and is on the New York Times’ 50 Places To Go list in the world for food and culture. 

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 heritability and evolution, studied in any organism from bacteria to human, and will join the Mechanisms in Cancer Evolution program in the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center. However, outstanding individuals in any area will be considered.  Generous start-up support is available.

Curriculum vitae, a brief summary of research plans, along with the names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references to the following email address: mhgfacultyrecruits@bcm.edu, attention Profs. Christophe Herman, Greg Ira, and Susan Rosenberg search co-chairs. Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, 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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