Title:  Assistant Professor

Division:  Pathology
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  6072

Baylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:

Director of Clinical Microbiology

Department of Pathology

Ben Taub Hospital, Harris Health System


Baylor College of Medicine is seeking an outstanding candidate for the position of Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Ben Taub Hospital in Houston, Texas.  The director will also hold an appointment in the Department of Pathology and Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine at a rank and salary that are commensurate with experience. 


The full-service laboratory is housed within the Department of Pathology at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston, TX, which is part of a major county health system (Harris Health System) servicing 4.1 million residents.  Ben Taub hospital is well-known as the major level one trauma Hospital in Houston, TX and is located in the largest medical center in the world (TMC) which includes institutions such as MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Children's Hospital and Methodist Hospital.  The TMC Is home to two major medical schools (Baylor College of Medicine and the UT McGovern Medical School).  

Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a MD and/or PhD degree, with experience in directing clinical laboratories that provide services in clinical microbiology.  Certification or eligibility for certification in Clinical Microbiology by the American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM) or American Board of Pathology is required.  The director will be responsible for technical oversight of the laboratory, communication with clinicians, involvement in the infection control committee, participation in antibiotic use initiatives, clinical research support, and development of new tests in the section. 


The clinical microbiology laboratory provides services to a very large outpatient clinic (Thomas Street Clinic) for HIV/AIDS care that follows 5,000 patients.  One-hundred and ninety-thousand microbiology tests are performed annually in the laboratory.  Testing areas include routine bacteriology, antigen testing, antibiotic susceptibility testing, mycology, and parasitology. The laboratory uses cutting-edge technology including MALDI-TOF and total laboratory automation (BD Kiestra system).  Opportunity exists for collaboration with the molecular diagnostics laboratory for infectious disease molecular testing. 


Candidates will also be expected to teach residents, students, clinical microbiology fellows, and infectious diseases fellows in the area of microbiology.  Ample opportunities exist for clinical and translational research.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.