Careers

Open physician-scientist positions are listed below; please visit Human Resources for other career opportunities at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Faculty

Breast or Breast/Gyn Surgical Pathologist

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Pathology is seeking a Surgical Pathologist with expertise and ideally fellowship training in breast or breast/gyn pathology at the rank of Assistant, Associate Professor, or Professor. Applicant must have an M.D./D.O. and be BE/BC in anatomic pathology (AP), or anatomic/clinical pathology (AP/CP). Must be eligible for a Texas medical license. Candidate must have an established record of clinical excellence and a strong interest in research in gynecologic and/or breast disease. Candidate will participate in patient care activities, medical student, house staff and fellow teaching responsibilities as well as continue their research activities. UTSW is in a dynamic growth phase with expanding oncologic services and new University and county hospitals. Competitive salary and start-up will be provided. 

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief research statement and three letters of reference to:

Department of Pathology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9072

Email your application.
pathologyrecruiting@utsouthwestern.edu

Please reference position #74713 when applying.

UT Southwestern Western Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

Postdoctoral Researchers

Neurodegenerative, Immunity and Allergic Disease (376)

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of James Malter, M.D., in the Pathology Department of UT Southwestern Medical Center to study the function and regulation of Pin1, a cis-trans prolyl isomerase involved in cell cycle progression, neurodegenerative disease, immunity and allergic disease (see Sci Sig Mar 9;3(112):ra18; Nat Immunology 10:257-65, JI 190(10):4937-45).

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in the biological sciences or other related disciplines and have a strong publication record. Experience with cell and molecular biology, microscopy, and cell culture required.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, description of research accomplishment and three references to:

James Malter, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Pathology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd. 
Dallas, TX 75235-9072
james.malter@utsouthwestern.edu

Prostate Cancer Epigenetics and Genomics (368)

Two postdoctoral positions are currently available in the Research Group of Ram Mani, Ph.D., in the Pathology Department. We are seeking highly motivated candidates with a background in cancer biology, epigenetics, chromatin biology, DNA repair and/or genomics. The research focus is in the area of prostate cancer epigenetics and genomics. We are interested in understanding the epigenetic signatures of prostate cancer development with an emphasis on mechanisms of treatment resistance. We are also interested in studying the molecules and pathways underlying the formation of genomic rearrangements in cancer, with a major focus on ETS gene fusions. We employ state of art molecular biology and cell biology tools, next-generation sequencing methods like ChIP-Seq, custom capture sequencing in addition to in vivo experiments to address these scientific questions. For additional information on our research, see Science (2009 #PMID: 19933109), Cancer Cell (2010 #PMID:20478527), Nature Reviews Genetics (2010 #PMID:21045868), Cancer Research (2011 #PMID:21676887).

Applicants must hold a Ph.D., and/or MD in biological sciences or other related disciplines and have a strong publication record. Experience with bioinformatics is a plus.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, description of research accomplishment and three letters of reference to:

Ram S. Mani, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75235-9072
ram.mani@utsouthwestern.edu

Bioinformatics at UT Southwestern (357)

The Pathology Department is recruiting for a postdoctoral candidate. The focus is on the analysis of complex datasets including: DNA-sequencing, RNA-sequencing, metabolomics, and drug sensitivity data. Specific emphasis will be placed on delineating the impact of specific pathways on disease progression and therapeutic response using data from clinically annotated tissue specimens and patient-derived models.

Ideal candidates should have experience with bioinformatics, a track record of leading projects to publication, and be creative in using computational methods to interrogate complex biological problems. Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to direct independent projects in a multi-disciplinary setting, assist in mentoring junior lab members, and apply for independent fellowship funding. A long-term goal of the project is to bring the research to clinical application and fellows will have the opportunity to directly contribute to clinical trial development and interactions with the multi-disciplinary teams in molecular oncology.

Requirements:
1. Ph.D. in a related discipline
2. Record of research accomplishment
3. Self-motivated with a positive attitude 
4. Strong interpersonal skills

Interested individuals should send a CV, statement of interests, and a list of three references to:
Erik Knudsen, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9072
erik.knudsen@utsouthwestern.edu

Attention Linda Jones:
linda.jones@utsuothwestern.edu

Neuronal Cell Death Research (353)

The Pathology Department at UT Southwestern Medical Center is recruiting for two postdoctoral positions to be filled January 2015 in the laboratory of Yingfei Wang, Ph.D., to study neuronal cell death after acute brain injury. We will use a combination of tools, including epigenomics, bioinformatics, proteomics, and mouse genetics, to study the molecular mechanism of PARP-1-dependent cell death (parthanatos) by focusing on the newly identified parthanatos-dependent AIF-associated nuclease (PAAN1) in acute brain injury. The project is supported by NIH grant. UTSW offers an excellent working environment and competitive benefits package.

Requirements: Candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree in biological sciences or other related disciplines. A strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry and animal models of global or focal ischemic stroke is desired. 

Interested individuals should send a cover letter with a brief description of research experience and interests, CV, and three supporting letters to Yingfei Wang, Ph.D.
yingfei.wang@utsouthwestern.edu

Gene Regulation and Cancer Biology (354)

The Pathology Department at UT Southwestern Medical Center is recruiting for several postdoctoral positions in the laboratory of Weibo Luo, Ph.D., to study gene regulation by hypoxia-inducible factors in breast cancer (Cell 2011, 145(5):732-44; PNAS 2012, 109(49):E3367-76). We are particularly interested in understanding the crosstalk of oxygen homeostasis, epigenetics, and metabolism in breast cancer progression. The cutting-edge techniques including proteomics, next generation sequencing, and metabolomics are used in our studies. Our research is supported by NCI and CPRIT.

Requirements: We are seeking highly motivated candidates with a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. Interested candidates must have 1) a strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology, and oncology, 2) a strong publication record, and 3) good communication skills. Experience with bioinformatics is a plus.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, and three reference letters via email to Weibo Luo, Ph.D.
weibo.luo@utsouthwestern.edu

Research/Technical

Computational Biologist I

The laboratories of Erik Knudsen, Ph.D., and Agnes Witkiewicz, M.D., currently have a position open for a highly motivated Computational Biologist I. Candidates with experience with gene expression and next generation analysis are encouraged to apply through Career Opportunities and Employment Information under Research & Laboratory Support. Job ID 507149.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.