Faculty Position in RNA Biology

Posted on August 25,

The Therapeutic Innovation Center (THINC) at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, TXinvites applications for tenure-track Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor position for colleagues studying RNA biology.  Applicants’ research programs may focus on the basic mechanisms of RNA regulation or modeling disease and therapeutics targeting RNA biology.  Diverse research programs studying RNA are welcome, including genetics, cell biology, computational biology, chemical biology, structural biology, biochemistry, and genomics.  Experience in studying or developing therapeutics is encouraged but not required.

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, cellular, 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 Department 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 highly collaborative community (www.bcm.edu/about-us/life-in-houston). Diversity among BCM's students, trainees, faculty, and staff is a prerequisite to accomplishing BCM's institutional mission, and to maintaining the highest standards in training for healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, scientific innovation, and patient-centered care. BCM is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for all qualified persons without taking into account race, color, national origin, creed, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements.

THINC and BCM offer premier recruitment packages and resources to enhance the candidate’s research program.  Applicants should email a combined PDF of their cover letter, 4-page research statement, and a curriculum vitae to [email protected]. Applicants should also request 3 letters of reference to be emailed directly from recommenders to [email protected].  Applications including references are due October 20, 2023.


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