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Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas (US)
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jul 29, 2024

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Life Sciences, Genetics, Genomics, Cancer Research
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Faculty, Medical Doctor
Organization Type

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 of Molecular and Human Genetics provides a fully integrated environment for physicians and basic scientists, promoting a cross-species approach to functional genetics and a commitment to technology transfer. Activities within the Department include clinical genetics, basic and clinical research, a joint venture diagnostic laboratory, long-standing association with an NIH-large scale human genome sequencing center, medical student teaching, an MS Genetic Counseling program, a Ph.D. graduate program, and residency/fellowship training in medical genetics. 

The Department has over $100 million in total research funding, 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. To expand our translational impact, we established a uniquely structured and governed joint venture diagnostic laboratory, Baylor Genetics, and a Baylor College of Medicine/Chinese University of Hong Kong Center for Medical Genetics in Hong Kong that together has expanded our clinical, diagnostic, and educational mission to a world-wide audience. 

Faculty will have an opportunity to interact with the vigorous ABMGG residency and clinical laboratory fellowship training programs that include over 40 clinical and diagnostic laboratory faculty and over 50 genetic counseling faculty and staff.  The training programs attract four to six individuals per year for resident training in categorical Medical Genetics, Combined Pediatrics/Medical Genetics, Combined Internal Medicine/Medical Genetics, and Maternal Fetal Medicine/Medical Genetics, as well as three to four individuals for ABMGG-approved clinical laboratory fellowship training in the following areas: clinical biochemical genetics and laboratory genetics and genomics.

The Department staffs clinical genetics programs at Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Harris Health System, and the Michael E. DeBakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center.

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.

The Department is seeking individuals for faculty appointments at rank appropriate for achievement and experience. We are currently recruiting for the following positions: 

  • Physician Scientist Geneticist– The Department is seeking MD or MD/PhD trained individuals who have clearly demonstrated their ability to conduct high-impact basic, translational and/or clinical research and compete for scientific funding in the area of medical genetics and model organism genetics.  Start-up package commensurate for experience will be provided.
  • Clinical Geneticist – The Department is seeking MD or MD/PhD trained, ABMGG eligible and/or certified physicians in the areas of clinical genetics and medical biochemical geneticist. 
  • Research Geneticist-The Department is seeking PhD trained basic and translational research geneticists (studying any model system), statistical geneticists, and computational geneticists who are focused on elucidating the underlying genetic and genomic mechanisms of rare and common diseases.    

Appointments will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor levels depending on experience. 

Applicants should email a pdf version of their curriculum vitae and cover letter stating the position for which they are applying to the following email address:

Department of Molecular and Human Genetics

Baylor College of Medicine

One Baylor College of Medicine, ABBR Room R830

Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 713-798-5443

Fax: 713-798-8515


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