Assistant/Associate Professor, Center for Translational Injury Research (CeTIR)- Surgery, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Assistant/Associate Professor, Center for Translational Injury Research (CeTIR)- Surgery, McGovern Medical School

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 230003OD

McGovern Medical Schoolat UTHealth Houston, a leading academic health center, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), research or tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor in theDepartment of Surgery,Center for Translational Injury Research (CeTIR)within theDivision of Acute Care Surgery. 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 clinical care and public health through research, teaching, clinical service, administrative activities, and other services.

Individuals must have a doctoral degree (MD/PhD or both). Applicants for these positions will focus on investigating mechanisms of dysregulated biological pathways related to traumatic injury. One area of emphasis is on the abnormal coagulation associated with trauma and the impact of thromboinflammation on the pathophysiological responses to trauma. Other focus areas include organ support/medical device development, microbiome impact on trauma outcomes including gut-brain axis, wound healing, post-injury pain mitigation, as well as combined radiation/kinetic traumatic injuries. Both acute and long-term outcomes are of interest. The successful applicant will be able to work in a team science environment, interacting with clinicians and clinician-scientists within CeTIR and theRed Duke Trauma Institute at Memorial Hermann- Texas Medical Center. Applicants will pursue basic science and translational projects related to the intersection of coagulation and inflammation-infection and be capable of developing, managing, and executing projects leveraging cell-based and animal models related to trauma and injury. Applicants will actively participate in ongoing clinical trials related to coagulation biology, hemorrhagic shock, traumatic brain injury, organ support, or other relevant area of focus, as well as develop an independent portfolio of basic and/or translational investigations and collaborations within the Center and the Texas Medical Center. Access to a large trauma biobank of collected clinical samples and physiological and clinical data is available to form the basis for future proposals. Applicants will work with CeTIR on projects linked to the newly developedUniversity of Texas System Trauma Research Combat Casualty Care Collaborative (TRC4)which seeks to coordinate and expand trauma research within the UT System and linked to military medical focus areas. Applicants are expected to develop extramural funding proposals to support the goals of their research program.


The selected candidate for the position must have a Texas Medical License or be eligible for a Texas Faculty Temporary License.

Qualified applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence, discovery, and service, 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. Preferred applicants will possess demonstrated skills such as excellent communication and interpersonal skills with strong potential for a leadership role within the department.

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.

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