Houston, Texas (US)
December 11 2020
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Full Time
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The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking an individual for faculty appointment with a track record of accomplishment in the areas of statistical or population genetics or genetic epidemiology. Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level depending on achievement and experience. 


The Department has a strong and ongoing reputation of novel human genetics discoveries that include large and expanding datasets of diverse individuals with both Mendelian and complex disorders. Successful candidates are expected to build and maintain a strong program that will complement and enhance ongoing studies of both complex and Mendelian traits in the Department. Individuals with expertise in applied statistical genetic models; analyses of population genetic variation; or analytical integration across multi-omic datasets studies are encouraged to apply. A strong background in genetic epidemiology, including implementation and challenges of risk prediction from genetic data is also sought. However, outstanding individuals in any related research data area will be considered. Generous start-up support is available and extensive computation resources are available.


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 basic and clinical research, a new joint venture diagnostic laboratory, an NIH funded graduate program and residency/fellowship training in medical genetics. The Department has a close and long-standing association with an NIH Human Genome Sequencing Center, an NIH Center for Mendelian Genetics, and an Undiagnosed Disease Network site; in addition to robust collaborations with other departments including the Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center (DLDCCC), the Neurological Research Institute, and Texas Children’s Hospital, as well as across the Texas Medical Center. 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.


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.

In one PDF document, please submit your curriculum vitae, a brief summary of research plans, along with 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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