The University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas
Attractive recruitment package of competitive salary, generous start-up funding
Closing date
Apr 19, 2023

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Life Sciences, Neuroscience, Physical Sciences, Chemistry
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Faculty Positions University of Texas Medical Branch The newly established Institute for Drug Discovery (IDD, https://www.utmb.edu/idd/home) at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, Texas, seeks outstanding candidates for five tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in medicinal chemistry, therapeutic antibodies, and nanoformulation. A Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) with postdoctoral (or equivalent) experience is expected. The applicants will join UTMB’s world-class research program with strengths in infectious disease, neuroscience, aging, and other disciplines. In addition to a highly collaborative environment, UTMB offers outstanding research facilities for next-generation sequencing, mass spectrometry, optical microscopy, flow cytometry, solution biophysics, NMR, X-ray crystallography, cryoelectron microscopy, scientific computing, and bioinformatics. Excellent opportunities for scientific interactions exist through sister institutions in the Greater Houston area, Gulf Coast Consortia, and the Keck Center for Interdisciplinary Bioscience. Through academic and industrial partnerships, UTMB has led the way in discovery of small molecules and biologics for treatment of diseases. The IDD seeks to build on this success for further therapeutics development and has invested in brand-new synthetic chemistry laboratories with state-of-the-art fume hoods to achieve this goal. Our established drug discovery for pandemic preparedness program is powered by the Galveston National Laboratory, the premier biosafetylevel-4 facility in the world, and well-established pathogen models at UTMB. Minorities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The first application review will consider applications submitted by March 20, 2023, with additional reviews quarterly until positions are filled. Applications will be accepted with additional reviews quarterly until December 2023. An attractive recruitment package of competitive salary, generous start-up funding, new or renovated laboratory space will be offered. Interested applicants should submit a single PDF (<10 MB) containing the following: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) summary of research accomplishments and future goals (2-3 pages), 4) diversity statement which follows the NIH PEDP guidelines, 5) teaching and mentoring statement (1 page) and 6) contact information for three references. The combined PDF and any inquiries should be sent by email to: Valerie Rodecap at utmbidd@utmb.edu. “UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.”


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