Faculty Position in the Biology of RNA and Chromatin Regulation

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 studying the biology of gene control, especially RNA or chromatin regulation.  Applicants’ research programs may focus on the basic mechanisms of gene control and/or therapeutics targeting this area of biology.  Diverse research programs studying gene control are welcome, including genetics and epigenetics, 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 center of excellence at BCM that seeks to discover fundamental mechanisms of gene control, especially RNA and chromatin regulation, and to translate these discoveries into early therapeutic development.  THINC brings together colleagues across BCM and the Texas Medical Center who study gene regulation from multiple disciplines and are leveraging these discoveries in diseases of aberrant gene control including cancer, neurodegeneration, and infectious disease.

BCM is the premier medical school of Texas and has the top-ranked Genetics and Cell Biology Departments in the U.S. based on NIH funding.  BCM has internationally recognized strengths in structural biology and biochemistry, a long-standing NIH human genome sequencing center, cutting edge Advanced Technology Cores, exceptional Ph.D. graduate programs, a commitment to technology transfer for faculty discoveries, and a rich history of translating basic science into clinical implementation. BCM is also home to the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center (bcm.edu/centers/cancer-center) and centered in Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest biomedical research complex.

THINC and BCM offer premier recruitment packages and resources to enhance the candidate’s research program.  Applicants should email a PDF of their curriculum vitae, a 4-page research statement, and a cover letter stating the position to which they are applying to THINC-communications@nullbcm.edu. Applicants should also request 3 letters of reference to be emailed directly from recommenders to THINC-communications@nullbcm.edu.  All materials should be received by October 22, 2018.