Assistant Professor - Texas Therapeutics Institute
UT Health Science Center at Houston - Houston, TX

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The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM) in the University of Texas Medical School at Houston is a translational research institute that investigates the cause of human diseases at the genetic, cellular and molecular level. We invite applications for a chemistry faculty position at the Texas Therapeutics Institute (TTI), one of eight research centers within the IMM. The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level on the tenure track.

Additional Summary Specific to Job
The candidate will be expected to develop an independently supported research program that applies synthetic and natural product organic chemistry techniques to design methods for the synthesis of therapeutic compounds, to solve lead molecule optimization problems, to prepare molecules with novel chemical or biological properties or to enhance structural diversity.

Applicants will have the opportunity of a joint appointment within the Department of Nanomedicine and Biomedical Engineering, or the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology.

The IMM (http://www.uthouston.edu/imm/) has outstanding research facilities and is located within the Texas Medical Center, which includes UT-Health Sciences Center, Baylor College of Medicine and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

An attractive start-up package and competitive salary and benefits will be provided.

You will need to attach your Curriculum Vitae, a letter that addresses the position criteria and includes a brief description of future research plans, and the contact details of three references to this job posting.

Letters should be addressed to: Dr. Zhiqiang An, Director of the Texas Therapeutics Institute, The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Houston the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Organizational Requirements

Departmental Requirements/Preferences
There will be extensive opportunities for collaboration with IMM scientists working in diverse areas of biology. Some background in basic understanding of cancer biology, enzymology, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and molecular modeling would be beneficial.

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