Faculty Position in RNA Biology, Disease, and Drug Discovery

Posted on July 26,

The Therapeutic Innovation Center (THINC) at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor position for colleagues working on RNA biology in the context of drug discovery and disease.  Applicants’ research programs should focus on drug discovery, translational research, or disease modeling where RNA biology (transcription, splicing, translation, etc.) is centerpiece. Diverse approaches to drugging RNA biology are welcome, including genetics, computational biology, chemical biology, structural biology, biochemistry, and genomics.

THINC (thincbcm.org) is a BCM center of excellence that seeks to discover fundamental mechanisms of RNA biology and to translate these discoveries into early therapeutic development.  THINC brings together RNA-focused colleagues from across BCM and the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest biomedical research complex. These groups study RNA biology from multiple disciplines and leverage this collective expertise to advance our understanding and treatment of diseases of aberrant RNA regulation including cancer, neurodegeneration, and infectious disease. THINC member faculty labs are integrated with a dedicated therapeutic development team with deep expertise in molecular, chemical, and computational biology. This team drives forward technology platforms and therapeutic campaigns aligned with the strategic goals of THINC faculty.

BCM is the premier medical and graduate school of Texas and has the top-ranked Genetics and Cell Biology Departments in the U.S. based on NIH funding.  BCM has cutting edge Advanced Technology Cores, exceptional Ph.D. graduate programs, a commitment to commercialization and entrepreneurship for faculty, and a rich history of translating basic science into clinical implementation.Located in Houston, the most diverse city in America, BCM is a diverse and highly collaborative community (www.bcm.edu/about-us/life-in-houston). Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core to our mission, and BCM has a proud record of supporting diverse faculty and trainees. Women and underrepresented minority scientists are particularly encouraged to apply.  

THINC and BCM offer premier recruitment packages and resources to enhance the candidate’s research program.  Applicants should email a combined PDF of their curriculum vitae, a 4-page research statement, and a cover letter stating the position to which they are applying to [email protected] Applicants should also request 3 letters of reference to be emailed directly from recommenders to [email protected]  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning August 1, 2022, and all materials should be received by September 15, 2022.