Faculty Scientist and Division Chief (Associate Professor/Professor) Pediatrics Research Center

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Faculty Scientist and Division Chief (Associate Professor/Professor) Pediatrics Research Center

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 2300036R

McGovern Medical School atUTHealth Houston, a leading academic health center, invites applications forDivision Chief of thePediatric Research Centerat theAssociate or Professor tenure track level position. Qualified applicants should have evidence of strong leadership skills and an active research program focused on the study of any of a range of birth defects/disabilities and developmental disorders, includingcleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, kidney and cardiovascular malformations, and disorders resulting from abnormal cartilage and bone growth.

The Pediatric Research Center is home to leading scientists whoseek to understand the causes of birth defects, which affect 25% of newborns and children, inflicting significant morbidity and are a leading cause of death in this group. Towards alleviating these burdens, our researchers use state-of-the-art technologies to identify the underlying abnormal genetic mechanisms and cellular pathologies that contribute to these conditions. The long-term goal of the Pediatric Research Center investigators is to uncover the cause(s) of birth defects to develop both prevention strategies and treatments to cure sick children since not all birth defects can be prevented.

The Texas Medical Center offers rich resources and opportunities for collaboration with a wide range of scientists and clinicians. The Pediatric Research Center is a primary member organization of the Lawrence Bone Disease Program of Texas and the Center for Craniofacial Research in association with theUTHealth Houston School of Dentistryand has many exciting collaborations with investigators across the TMC.

The position is highly competitive with regard to salary, endowed chair, endowments, start-up funds, resources for faculty recruitment, and laboratory space.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain or develop and sustain research programs with extramural funding, play an integral role in new program initiatives, and contribute to the teaching mission of the department and the school.


  • Ph.D., MD, MD, and Ph.D., or equivalent degrees.

  • Record of research accomplishments

  • Extramural grants and current research funding.

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

All applicants must apply to Requisition 2300036Ron our “Faculty Career Opportunities” website:Faculty & Physicians jobs at UTHealth Houston (tmc.edu). Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement (3-page limit), and the names and contact information of three references. Application materials should be submitted as a single PDF file to Dr. Jacqueline Hecht atJacqueline.t.hecht@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 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

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