Faculty Scientist and Division Chief (Associate Professor/Professor) Pediatrics Research Center
Location: Houston, Texas
Type: Full Time
Years of Experience:
McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston), a leading academic health center, invites applications for Division Chief of the Pediatric Research Center at the Associate 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, including cleft 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 who seek 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. To alleviate these burdens, our researchers use state-of-the-art technologies to identify the underlying abnormal genetic mechanisms and cellular pathologies contributing 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 the UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry) and 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 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 McGovern Medical School is one of seven schools at UTHealth Houston and is located in the world’s largest medical center, the Texas Medical Center. The University has state-of-the-art facilities, including microscopy, genomics, proteomics, histopathology cores, and vivariums.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Overseeing administrative, academic, and research activities of the Division
Responsible for the growth with recruitment, advancement of research and teaching excellence, academic and research planning, development, and resource management.
Leading the division to the next level in research and training.
PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent degrees
The ideal candidate should have a record of research accomplishments and have extramural grants and current research funding. A 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.
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 Houston.
UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. With half a century of experience, UTHealth Houston is one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic health centers. Located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center and across the state, UTHealth Houston’s students, faculty, and staff are creating a healthier future for all — in more than 7 million square feet of state-of-the-art clinical, research, training, and administrative space across 127 buildings. Our faculty educate and train the next generation of health care providers and researchers to deliver outstanding patient care and improve community health in Houston and beyond. Our faculty and students conduct research to improve the dual pillars of health and well-being while addressing our nation’s most pressing public health crises. UTHealth Houston ranks in the top five universities in Texas in terms of total NIH funding, with $133.7 million awarded. UTHealth Houston is here for our community, and has provided more than $16.4 million in unreimbursed charity care. Our faculty, residents, fellows, and students provide inpatient care at our primary... teaching hospital affiliates. Our philanthropic community provides critical funding to advance UTHealth Houston’s mission of educating future health professionals, pursuing life-changing research, and improving the health and well-being of our patients and their families. The generosity of our partners provides critical resources to meet the health challenges facing our communities now and for years to come.