Title:  Pediatrics - Oncology (Professor)

Division:  Pediatrics
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  11660


Director of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Basic and Translational Research Program

The Director is responsible for leading and building a comprehensive basic and translational research program to investigate the mechanisms of brain tumor biology and to successfully translate these findings into clinical interventions to prevent or successfully treat pediatric tumors of the central nervous system.


The Director will build collaborative multi-disciplinary research teams and initiatives at the local, national, and global level to expedite the rate of discovery (biology, prevention, detection) and subsequent clinical trial activation and completion with a goal of better understanding host or environmental factors that increase susceptibility and toxicity in order to improve survival and quality of life.


The Director will also create a scientific culture and environment that promotes acquisition of peer-reviewed funding and publication of research funding. In addition, the Director will develop a learning and mentoring environment that attracts high quality candidates for postdoctoral or other training programs.


The Director will report to the Director of Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center and will directly oversee a combined team of laboratory-based investigators that will include faculty, technicians, bioinformaticians and trainees (post-doctoral students, graduate students, hematology/oncology fellows, etc.). The Director will be responsible for continued programmatic growth including the recruitment of faculty who are focused on prevention, discovery, and translational research. The Director will develop or contribute to the development of research training programs in pediatric neuro-oncology and provider appropriate mentorship to faculty and trainees.



  • M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. equivalent with a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience
  • Dynamic, entrepreneurial leader with passion and energy to drive discovery
  • Ability to develop and advance a strategic vision to develop the best pediatric neuro-oncology program in the world
  • Demonstrated research track record at the national and international level in pediatric neuro-oncology
  • Demonstrated track record of leadership in building research teams and collaborations locally, nationally, and internationally
  • Demonstrated track record of peer-reviewed funding
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and mentorship skills



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