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Faculty - Obesity and Cancer

Houston Methodist Research Institute
Houston, Texas (US)
Closing date
Feb 13, 2022

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Life Sciences, Cancer Research
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The Houston Methodist Cancer Center is currently accepting applications for a top scholar and leader in the area of Obesity and Cancer, with potential additional expertise in Nutrition and/or Microbiome. Candidates must have an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD degree with established expertise in a targeted field of research, a track record of sustained and ongoing nationally funded research program, and an outstanding record of collaborative cancer research-related activities. The Houston Methodist Cancer Center is currently strengthening our basic science and cancer prevention and control research programs.  A successful candidate will have the opportunity to establish the Obesity and Cancer program in the area of research that best suits their interests and is expected to maintain a vigorous externally funded research program.

Houston Methodist is ranked the No 1. Hospital in Texas and nationally ranked in 10 adult specialties, including cancer, per U.S. News and World Report, 2021-2022.  The Houston Methodist Cancer Center consists of 60,000 square feet of clinical facilities dedicated for the comprehensive management and care of cancer patients; furthermore Houston Methodist is one of the nation’s largest private nonprofit hospitals with 824 operating beds, 400,000 emergency room and outpatient visits, and more than 6,100 employees. The Houston Methodist Cancer Center is an established Center of Excellence noted for is distinction in clinical care, research, and academics.  Adjacent to the Houston Methodist Cancer Center’s clinical facilities lies the Houston Methodist Research Institute; a 440,000 square foot translational research building, focused on the development of cures and supporting all phases of clinical trials. 

The Houston Methodist Research Institute attracts top talent from across the nation and provides competitive start-up packages with a strong commitment to programmatic development, and recruitment of future faculty. Faculty members will benefit from highly collaborative research environment, state of the art research building, infrastructure, and core services; these research facilities are housed adjacent to multi-disciplinary inpatient and outpatient cancer related clinical areas providing the opportunity for translational research. Primary appointment will be in the Houston Methodist Research Institute, with a potential appointment at Weill Cornell Medical College upon additional approval. 

To apply, please include the following with your application, and send via email to: (

  1. Cover Letter highlighting accomplishments and research interests
  2. Curriculum Vitae with publication list
  3. A list of three-four referees
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