Assistant Professor, Center for Neuroimmunology and Glial Biology, Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine - McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Assistant Professor, Center for Neuroimmunology and Glial Biology, Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine - McGovern Medical School

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240001HM

McGovern Medical Schoolat UTHealth Houston, a leading academic health center, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) faculty position, in theCenter for Neuroimmunology and Glial Biologyat theBrown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine. The selected candidate will contribute to the department’s mission to investigate the cause of human diseases at the genetic, cellular, and molecular levels.


The faculty in the Center for Neuroimmunology and Glial Biology will be expected to play a key role in strengthening an academic program in studying neuroimmune and glial function in health and diseases.

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

  • Supervising post-docs and student graduate 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 chair's 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.


  • PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent degree with a strong publication track record and active grant funding.


  • Background in neuroscience, immunology, or neuroimmunology

  • Experiencein basic research in glial biology and demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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

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.