Faculty Position - Center for Metabolic and Degenerative Diseases
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 the position of Director of the Center for Metabolic and Degenerative Diseases (MDD), one of eight research centers within the IMM.

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The appointment will be at Associate / Full Professor level on the tenure track. Candidates should have an established, well-funded independent research program that has significant overlap with ongoing-research in MDD, and be able to leverage collaborative interactions with other IMM research centers. Applicants will be expected to have a track record of successful academic leadership. Responsibilities will include expanding and increasing the international profile of MDD. Applicants using innovative in vitro or animal model systems to study the underlying mechanisms of metabolic diseases such as diabetes, or neurodegenerative diseases such as muscular dystrophy, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, or other related disorders will be given preference.

Applicants with appropriate medical qualifications will have the opportunity of a joint appointment within the division of Endocrinology in the Department of Internal Medicine. 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.

To apply, please fill-out application on-line http://jobs.uth.tmc.edu, Requistion #130808. 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 referees.

Letters should be addressed to: Dr. John F. Hancock, Executive Director, 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.

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