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UT Health Assistant/Associate Professor, Research Magnetic Resonance Imaging -Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies, McGovern Medical School in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Assistant/Associate Professor, Research Magnetic Resonance Imaging -Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 200000L0

Assistant or Associate Professor, Research Magnetic Imaging

Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies

McGovern Medical School in Texas Medical Center – Houston, Texas

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth – www.uth.edu) is seeking a highly-motivated individual to serve as faculty in the newly established Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies (TIRN). TIRN is focused on the evaluation and management of refractory epilepsy and harnesses the latest advancements in neuroscience, neuro-technology, and neuroinformatics to transform education, research, and the management and treatment of functional disorders of the brain.

We are seeking candidates with experience and interest in structural and/or functional neuroimaging, specifically as it pertains to the study of epilepsy, brain tumors and cognitive systems in these disorders. Candidates are expected to possess a background in and proven track record of success in grouped human studies, using one or more of the following imaging modalities: diffusion tensor imaging, diffusion spectrum imaging, voxel based morphometry, event related fMRI design, resting state fMRI, MR spectroscopy and lesion symptom mapping

Successful applicants will join a dynamic and multidisciplinary team with unified clinical, research, and educational objectives. Additional collaborative arrangements with other institutions at the Texas Medical Center (TMC), as well as nationally, will be encouraged. Faculty will have full access to a research only Phillips 3T scanner and several 3T scanners at Memorial Hermann Hospital which is physically proximate to the UT Medical School.


Candidates will be expected to conduct research, education, and the application of functional magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy procedures. It is expected that candidates will create and/or sustain an independent research program and have a strong track record of publications and success in obtaining extramural funding through grants and contracts. The candidate will have an opportunity to train and supervise undergraduate, graduate, and MD/Ph.D. students at UTHealth and the greater TMC.


The candidate must possess a doctoral degree in Neuroimaging, Neurobiology or related field (post-doctoral experience preferred). A record of verifiable and published research, strong potential to obtain external/peer-reviewed funding, and excellent teamwork and communication skills are also required.


Competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience.


Position is a 12-month full-time appointment on the tenure track. An attractive start-up package and competitive salary will be offered.


All application materials must be submitted through UTHealth’s online system. As part of the application process, the candidate should provide a cover letter describing qualifications and career goals, a curriculum via, a research statement, and contact information for three references to Dan Na Luo at dan.na.luo@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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