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

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

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

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 23000044

McGovern Medical SchoolatUTHealth Houston, a leading academic health center, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), faculty position inThe Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases(IMM).

The IMM is part of the Center for Translational Cancer Research, work includes mathematical prediction of the optimal chemotherapy dosage based on a patient’s tumor morphology, personalized aptamer targeting agents, morphology-based targeting agents, and bioinformatics.

The selected candidate will contribute to the department’s mission to educate health science professionals, discover and translate advances in the biomedical and social sciences, and model the best practices in public health through research, teaching, administrative activities, and other services.

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 at as appropriate


  • Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) with 4 years of experience in related research environment with verifiable publications

  • History of extramural research funding

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

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.