Title:  Surgery - Core Research (Associate Professor)

Division:  Surgery
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  13223


The Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at various academic levels. Exceptionally qualified applicants with track of federally funded research will be considered for tenured Associate/Full Professor positions. We are interested in faculty with experience in translational research that is applicable to surgical treatment and that can broadly advance scientific discoveries in human health. The Department of Surgery's research mission is to create new scientific knowledge to deepen our understanding of disease development and to advance new methods and technologies that improves patient care. Key areas of research interest include cancer, cardiovascular diseases, molecular imaging, chemical analyses, biomedical engineering, medical device development, and molecular biology. Candidates are expected to contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in scientific research and education through training and research in our department, and to engage in departmental, institutional, and professional service activities.
The 230 members of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, ranked 13th by the U.S. News & World Report for departments of surgery, practice at iconic institutions within the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest medical center, including Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Ben Taub Hospital, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, and the Texas Children's Hospital. The Department trains over 130 residents and fellows annually, including trainees in the only NRMP-listed residency track in global surgery. Our department Office of Surgical Research comprised of over 90 research specialists manage over 80 grants and nearly 200 active clinical studies supported by over $18 million in extramural funding annually. 




Applicants must have a PhD in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, biomedical engineering, biophysics, or closely related fields; strong history of federal grant support; successful track record of collaboration with clinical investigators and in interdisciplinary teams; successful track record of training students and postdoctoral fellows; accomplished academic record sufficient to fulfill criteria for an associate professor or professor level faculty appointment at Baylor College of Medicine. While not required, having portable existing funding will be beneficial. 

Application materials:


Complete applications should contain a cover letter indicating area of expertise, a curriculum vitae, a description of research plans, and an innovation statement.    

Application Instructions:


Complete applications should contain a cover letter, a full curriculum vitae, a description of previous and future research plans, and an innovation statement. As part of the innovation statement, please describe your competencies and experiences engaging in technology development, innovation, and commercialization. Applicants should also coordinate five letters of reference.



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