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Houston Methodist Academic Insistute
Houston, Texas (US)
Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
Mar 26, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biochemistry
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Research Scientist
Organization Type

Houston Methodist Academic Institute (HMAI), associated with the highly ranked Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH), is committed to advancing biomedical research through innovations and discoveries that improve public health. HMAI promotes the transfer of scientific and technologic innovation from laboratory bench to the clinic through multidisciplinary approaches to new medical diagnostics and treatments. HMAI provides researchers with state-of-the-art facilities and robust, responsive administrative support that foster the seamless transfer of discovery and invention to improved patient care. The nearly 600 HMAI faculty and staff members work with more than 1,500 credentialed HMH investigators and a global network of physicians and scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College, Rice University, Texas A&M University, and other leading institutions in the Texas Medical Center (TMC), renowned for its concentration of talented researchers and cutting-edge technologies.

The Center for Bioenergetics at HMAI seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor–level Scientist to lead new research programs focused on multiple aspects of mitochondrial energetics in health and disease. The new Scientist will direct independent projects that take advantage of the many resources unique to HMAI and the TMC while complementing and strengthening existing programs. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to conduct research over a range of clinical, translational, and basic science programs at HMAI. The position requires a strong commitment to scholarly work in laboratory-based research, a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD, independent research funding, and scholarly achievements commensurate with career stage.



The Scientist must have demonstrated expertise in cell biology and metabolism with a particular emphasis on mitochondrial function. Translational research relevant to mitochondrial energetics in areas such as, but not limited to, general medicine, neurodegenerative disease, climate change, cardiovascular disease, or oncology are helpful but not required.


Research Specifics

Plans, organizes, directs, and conducts scientific projects.

Applies for and maintains a portfolio of extramural and private research support.

Formulates research objectives, assigns duties to staff, evaluates data, and refines research approaches.

Teaches staff proper techniques, the safe use of equipment, and the responsible conduct of research.

Drafts, reviews, revises, and submits reports to journals and strives for high quality of publications.


Houston Methodist Academic Institute Proudly Offers

Competitive compensation, comprehensive health and retirement benefits, generous employee discounts, and convenient access to exercise facilities.


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