Title:  Vice Chief of Research - Section of General Internal Medicine (Open Rank)

Division:  Medicine
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  13791



The Section of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is seeking an experienced investigator as the Vice Chief of Research for the Section.


Applicants (MD or PhD) must have demonstrated scholarship in a relevant area, a record of mentoring, collaboration, and extramural funding as well as a committed vision to the growth of a robust research program. The successful candidate will receive support to develop and implement a funded research program within the Section including protected time and recruitment funds.


With over 250 faculty, the Section of General Internal Medicine is a large, diverse academic group dedicated to excellence in clinical services, educational leadership, scholarly efforts, and service to the community. Section members work as hospitalists, outpatient primary care physicians, pharmacists, and public health experts across the greater Houston area at seven affiliate sites including Baylor Medicine, CHI-St. Luke's, Harris Health System, and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center.


The Department of Medicine has several research dedicated units including Section of Health Services Research, Section of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, and Cardiovascular Research Division. The Department houses six research training programs supported by deferral grants. The total grant funding for FY22 exceeded $86M of which $50M from NIH.




  • Develop and prioritize strategic short- and long-term goals and objectives within the research mission
  • Oversee recruitment and retention of research faculty
  • Provide mentorship to junior faculty members in defining and developing their research careers
  • Establish metrics for research and scholarship within the Section
  • Represent the Section at relevant department and college committee meetings
  • Maintain investigator-initiated funding and a record of high-impact publications.


Those interested in this position should submit a resume and cover letter indicating their desire to be considered. Please direct any questions regarding this position to sgim.adim@bcm.edu



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated, subject to approved exemptions against vaccine- preventable diseases including, but not limited to COVID 19 and influenza.


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