The Texas Children's Cancer Center, a joint effort of Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas is seeking full time research faculty at all academic levels for the newly formed Pediatric Neurosurgery Research Program. This program is designed to encompass a comprehensive basic and translational research program to investigate the mechanisms of brain tumor biology and to successfully translate these findings into clinical interventions to prevent or successfully treat pediatric tumors of the central nervous system.
This program will be built to include collaborative multi-disciplinary research teams and initiatives at the local, national, and global level to expedite the rate of discovery (biology, prevention, detection) and subsequent clinical trial activation and completion with a goal of better understanding host or environmental factors that increase susceptibility and toxicity to improve survival and quality of life. Individuals in the program will have the opportunity to collaborate with, neuro-oncologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, neuropsychologists, basic and developmental scientists, molecular epidemiologists, bioinformaticians, and pediatric oncologists in the Texas Children's Cancer Center (the largest children's cancer center in the United States), housed in state-of-the art research facilities on the Texas Medical Center campus where collaborations are encouraged. The candidate will run their laboratory for the pediatric neurosurgery program with support that includes technicians, bioinformaticians and trainees (post-doctoral students, graduate students, hematology/oncology fellows, etc.).Job Duties
Candidates with research programs and experience developing new bioinformatics tools, innovative mouse models of cancer and proteomic datasets, as well as work in cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating stem cell function, are encouraged to apply. Previous research experience including a relevant publication record and history of successful peer-reviewed grant funding are important. The candidate will be expected to bring in peer reviewed funding. The State of Texas Cancer Prevention and Research Institute (CPRIT, $3B over 10 years) grant funds are available to foster cancer research and prevention in Texas by providing financial support for a wide variety of projects relevant to cancer research and prevention.
Baylor College of Medicine is ranked among the top 20 medical schools and is internationally known for its excellence in education, research, and patient care. Faculty in the Texas Children's Cancer Center receive over $45M in federal grants annually. Salary and start-up package will be commensurate with qualifications and prior experience. Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae, a summary of past work, a brief outline of future plans and the names of at least three individuals who will provide letters of support. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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.
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