Title:  Pediatrics - Neurology (Assistant or Associate Professor)

Division:  Neurosurgery
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  10296


Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital are recruiting an Assistant or early Associate Professor physician-scientist or research scientist to develop an independent research laboratory as a tenure-track (or tenured) faculty member and a career as an exceptional future leader in Pediatric Neuroscience. 


Through a generous gift from The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation, the successful candidate will receive research funding of $2.4 million over an 8-year period. The ideal candidate will have training and demonstrated expertise in neuroscience research, including but not limited to neuromodulation, epilepsy, neurodegeneration, autism, regenerative medicine, and diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions and disorders.


Research scientists (PhDs) will work full time on laboratory-based research projects. Physician-scientists (MD, MD/PhD) will devote 80% protected effort to research activities and 20% effort towards patient care responsibilities. Dedicated research training and a senior faculty mentor/supervisor will be assigned from among the basic and physician-scientists at Baylor College of Medicine.


Extraordinary opportunities exist for innovative collaborations with investigators throughout the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI), Baylor College of Medicine, and Texas Children's Hospital (TCH). The successful candidate's laboratory may be located in the NRI or TCH, depending on the nature of the work. The NRI brings together experts in genetics, neurology, neuroscience, developmental biology, and computation/AI. TCH offers a culturally- and ethnically diverse patient population in the largest pediatric hospital in North America. Outstanding resources and a wide range of advanced core facilities are available at both the NRI and TCH, furthering cutting-edge, collaborative research. All facilities and resources are within a short walk of one another, in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. 


The program will be funded by the McNair Foundation for a total of eight years as follows: $500,000/year in years 1-4 and $100,000/year in years 5-8.



Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate is a physician-scientist/scientist (MD, DO, MD/PhD, DO/PhD, or PhD) with relevant experience in basic or translational research in the field of neuroscience. The candidate should demonstrate evidence of commitment to scholarly activity and proof of outstanding scientific accomplishments. Physician-scientist candidates should be Board qualified or Board eligible in a clinical specialty relevant to the applicant's research. The candidate will have established her/himself as an independent investigator with multiple original publications and is on a path to becoming a future leader in her or his field.


Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must be US citizens or a non-citizen national or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess verification of legal admission as a permanent US resident at the time of acceptance to the program. Physician candidates should be eligible for licensure in Texas. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible to apply.


Eligible candidates will be invited for an interview and research presentation with members of the recruitment committee. In addition, qualified finalists will be invited to provide a formal presentation to the McNair Foundation before final selection. 


Applicants are requested to provide a CV and 1-2 pages synopsis of ongoing and planned research to the search committee at pnmcnairscholar@bcm.edu.





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