Assistant Professor, Texas Therapeutics Institute - The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases (IMM)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Assistant Professor, Texas Therapeutics Institute - The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases (IMM)

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

UTHealth Houston General Administration

Requisition #: 23000016

McGovern Medical SchoolatUTHealth Houstoninvitesapplications for a tenure-track faculty position at theTexas Therapeutics Institute (TTI), one of eight research centers withinThe Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases (IMM). The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level.

The candidate will be expected to play a key role in strengthening an academic drug discovery center with a focus on antibody and protein therapeutics.

The IMM is a translational research institute that investigates the cause of human diseases at the genetic, cellular, and molecular levels.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Conducting independent and collaborative research, actively pursuing grants and sponsored contracts, participating in scholarly research, and publishing results

  • Supervising post-docs and graduate student research assistants in research and development activities.

  • Participating, developing, and expanding the scope of collaborative and funded-program portfolio.

  • Participating in the education mission by enhancing the curriculum for students, residents, and fellows.

  • Participating in Quality Assurance (QA) efforts, the department chairs annual faculty review (AFR), and other departmental meetings and/or retreats.

  • Coordinating with the Office of Development for philanthropic support.

  • Participating in and/or chairing committees, work groups, and meetings as appropriate.

  • Experience in biologics drug discovery and development is a plus.


  • Successful candidates will have a Ph.D., MD/Ph.D., or equivalent degree with a strong publication track record

  • Strong candidates will have active grant funding.

  • History of extramural research funding

  • Outstanding research, interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with excellent administrative and organizational abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Background in antibody biology/immunology, antibody/protein engineering, T-cell biology/immunology, vaccine discovery, cancer biology, and structural biology

Please submit a CV and a cover letter. The cover letter should address the candidate’s qualifications based on the position criteria and include a description of future research plans and the names of three references. Inquiries and nominations are encouraged and should be directed to Dr. Zhiqiang An by

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