Faculty Scientist (Assistant Professor) - Pediatrics Research Center, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Faculty Scientist (Assistant Professor) - Pediatrics Research Center, McGovern Medical School

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Assistant Professor

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 2300015M

McGovern Medical SchoolatUTHealth Houston invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure track research faculty position in theDepartment of Pediatrics Research Center.

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, administration activities, and other services. The position is highly competitive regarding salary, start-up funds, and laboratory space.

McGovern School of Medicine is one of six schools inThe University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)and is located in the Texas Medical Center, the world’slargest medical center.

Position Key Accountabilities:

Successful candidates will be expected to maintain or develop and sustain research programs with extramural funding including microscopy, genomics, proteomics, histopathology cores, and vivariums, play an integral role in new program initiatives, and contribute to the teaching mission of the department and the school.


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

  • Expertise in intrinsic defects causing birth defects using mouse and/or zebrafish models. These research interests complement those already established in the department includingcraniofacial malformations, craniosynostosis, kidney, and cardiovascular malformations and disorders resulting from abnormal cartilage and bone growth, and will allow for collaborations.

  • Record of research accomplishments and have extramural grants including but not limited to NIH K99/R00.

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.

All applicants must apply to Requisition 2300015M on our “Faculty Career Opportunities” website:www.uth.edu/careers/. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement (3-page limit), and three references' names and contact information.

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.


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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.