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Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas (US)
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 13, 2024

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Life Sciences, Genetics, Genomics, Cancer Research
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The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics and the Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center (DLDCCC) at Baylor College of Medicine are seeking the following positions:

  • Genome Instability - an individual for faculty appointment at rank appropriate for achievement and experience, working in any organism on problems in genomic instability, development of novel genetic/genomic tools or other fundamental genetic topics.

Successful candidates will have strong basic research programs related to genetic/genomic stability or instability, genome organization, genomics, genome engineering including, but not limited to DNA replication, repair, mutation, genome rearrangements, DNA damage response, mechanisms of heritability and evolution, studied in any organism from bacteria to human. This individual will join the Mechanisms in Cancer Evolution Program in the DLDCCC. However, outstanding individuals in any research area will be considered.  Generous start-up support is available, and candidate will be put forward for a CPRIT award. The weekly Genome Instability Group meeting, supported by the Department and DLDCCC, includes labs from throughout the Texas Medical Center discussing work in progress.

  • Cancer Geneticist – an individual for faculty appointment at rank appropriate for achievement and experience in cancer research.  Applicants’ research programs may focus on broad ranging topics in cancer genetic research including cancer genomics, mechanisms of cancer therapeutics, cancer model organisms, genome instability, epigenetics and gene expression, and others. Applicants with expertise in computational biology, in combination with basic and/or translational cancer research, are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates will join a team of multidisciplinary research investigators studying cancer stem cell biology, genomics, epigenetics, and metabolic aberrations in cancer.

Both appointments will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level depending on experience.

The Department’s research interests include genomics, mechanisms of DNA replication and repair, mechanisms of transcription, mutation, DNA recombination, genomic instability and cancer, behavioral genetics, bioinformatics, gene therapy, gene structure and expression, bacterial evolution and antibiotics resistance and the biology of aging.  Department research includes strengths in bacterial, yeast, Dictyostelium, worm, fly, mouse and human genetics. 

Among genetics departments at U.S. medical schools, the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine ( ranks first in both number of grants and total funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Department includes basic and clinical research, a new joint venture diagnostic laboratory, long-standing association with an NIH human genome sequencing center, an NIH-funded graduate program, and residency/fellowship training in medical genetics.  The Department has 70 primary tenured and tenure-track research faculty members and a total of 150 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.

The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center (DLDCCC) includes over 270 research members in seven different programs who bring in $180M in total cancer relevant funding including nearly $90M from NIH. Twelve state-of-the-art Shared Resources are supported by the DLDCCC and, in total, BCM has more than 30 core facilities supporting research (

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. 

Baylor College of Medicine promotes principles of diversity, inclusion, and equity across research, education, and training programs as well as with respect to recruitment (in employment and education) of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Curriculum vitae, a brief summary of research plans, along with the names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references to the following email address:

Department of Molecular and Human Genetics

Baylor College of Medicine

One Baylor Plaza, 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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