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Director, Children's Nutrition Research Center

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas (US)
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 22, 2023

Baylor College of Medicine seeks to recruit a preeminent leader for the role of Director, Children's Nutrition Research Center to build upon the legacy of this outstanding center in nutritional health. This individual should be recognized internationally for excellence as a leader in childhood nutrition and clinical research.

The Houston USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center is located within the heart of the Texas Medical Center and is a leader in the promotion of nutritional health. The CNRC conducts basic and clinical research that represents the vibrant and diverse scope of childhood nutrition. Studies carried out at the CNRC investigate molecular mechanisms of metabolic diseases, human nutrition and metabolism, plant physiology, epidemiology, and community-based health. The CNRC houses laboratories supported by state-of-the-art equipment, room calorimeters, a greenhouse, a metabolic kitchen, multiple observation labs, as well as accommodations for research volunteers.

Since its establishment in 1978, more than 13,000 Houston-area families have volunteered to participate in CNRC studies, which have generated more than 2,000 scientific publications and continue to provide groundbreaking discoveries and valuable information for improving the nutritional health of today's children and that of future generations.

The CNRC is operated by Baylor College of Medicine in cooperation with Texas Children's Hospital and the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Faculty members working within the CNRC have academic appointments within the Department of Pediatrics or other relevant BCM department.

The next Director will be afforded the opportunity to recruit cutting-edge faculty, create synergies and engage in collaborative growth with other leaders locally and nationally, and will have adequate resources to grow nutritional health research.

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of accomplishments and relevant administrative experience, and a brief vision statement for the future of the center. Forward all materials via E-mail to Dr. Mark Herman, Search Committee Chair, at

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Equal Access Employer.

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