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UT Health Assistant Professor/Associate Professor - Texas Therapeutics Institute, The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor - Texas Therapeutics Institute, The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas



McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 190001H7

The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases (IMM) is part of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School. IMM is a translational research institute that investigates the cause of human diseases at the genetic, cellular, and molecular level. We invite applications for tenure track or tenured faculty positions at the Texas Therapeutics Institute (TTI), one of eight research centers within the IMM. The appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate level.

The candidate will be expected to play a key role in establishing an academic drug discovery laboratory with a focus on antibody and protein therapeutics. The candidate is expected to supervise students, postdoctoral fellows, and research scientists.

Position Key Accountabilities:

-Developing an independently supported research program that applies protein engineering methodologies in the discovery and development of antibody- based therapies.

-Supervising postdoctoral and student trainees.

-Participating in teaching activities in the GSBS and UT Medical School.

-Participating in appropriate committee activities of the IMM, the Medical School, and UTHealth.

-Collaborating with IMM and UTHealth scientists working in diverse areas of

biology and diseases.

-Maintaining professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, in-services, current literature and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in fields of expertise; supporting and promoting education and research.

-Serving as role model in professional behavior and leadership skills, problem- solving ability and interpersonal skills.


Successful candidates will have a PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent degree with a strong publication track record. Appointment at the Associate Professor rank will have active grant funding. Please submit a CV and a cover letter. The cover letter should address the candidate’s qualification based on the position criteria and include a description of future research plans and the names of three references.

A background in antibody biology/immunology, antibody/protein engineering, T-cell biology, vaccine discovery is desirable. Experience in biologics drug discovery and development in industry is a plus.

Qualified applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence, discovery and service, have potential to be outstanding in their field of expertise, and share an interest in fulfilling the common goals of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

Inquiries and nominations are encouraged and should be directed to Dr. Zhiqiang An at Zhiqiang.An@uth.tmc.edu.

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 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 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.

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