Positions Available – Clinical Science

Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases

The Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center is seeking new faculty members at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor levels. Faculty will be expected to develop independent and externally funded independent research programs that focus on understanding the molecular pathogenesis of infectious diseases and/or host defense mechanisms. Preference will be given to applicants performing “cutting-edge” research on medically important pathogens, emerging pathogens, and/or agents of potential biothreat. Excellent opportunities exist for collaborations with faculty members in Infectious Diseases, the Department of Microbiology, and the Center for Immunology at UTSW and with the Regional Center of Excellence (RCE) for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases. UTSW is an outstanding scientific environment with established strengths in structural biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and numerous other areas. Candidates will be expected to contribute to the teaching and research training of Infectious Diseases fellows. The position offers an attractive start-up package and laboratory space.

Candidates should have an MD and/or a PhD degree with at least two years of postdoctoral experience and an outstanding publication record. To apply, submit a C.V., three letters of reference, and a description of research interests to:  Cindy Jozefiak, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX  75390-9113.  Email:  cindy.jozefiak@utsouthwestern.edu

Internal Medicine/Nephrology

Division of Nephrology seeks MD and/or PhD for Assistant Professor who will establish a research program in podocyte biology and glomerular disease. We seek individuals who will take advantage of the considerable scientific and clinical resources at UT Southwestern to help build a multidisciplinary program dedicated to glomerular biology and disease. Investigators with expertise in podocyte cell biology, extracellular matrix, and/or genetics are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful candidate will participate in the educational and clinical activities (if appropriate) of the division.

Interested candidates should email CV, description of research, and names of three references to Peter Igarashi, MD, at peter.igarashi@utsouthwestern.edu or via mail to Nephrology Division, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines, Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390-8856.

Internal Medicine/Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases

The Division of Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases of the Department of Internal Medicine is seeking an exceptional early career investigator for a tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor level. The applicant should have an MD or MD/PhD degree and should be fully trained in internal medicine and endocrinology/metabolism/diabetes. In addition, the applicant must demonstrate commitment to a career in independent patient-oriented research and should be capable of supervising and establishing an independent laboratory research program. We are particularly interested in individuals investigating the genetics, pathophysiology, and therapy of various types of lipodystrophies and other insulin resistant states. The individual accepted for this position will have limited clinical responsibilities. The appointment includes a competitive salary and laboratory space in a dynamic research environment.

Candidates should forward a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, two or three representative publications, and a brief summary of future research plans to Abhimanyu Garg, MD, Chief, Division of Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75390-9052 or email: abhimanyu.garg@utsouthwestern.edu

Internal Medicine/Simmons Cancer Center

The Komen/UT Southwestern Breast Cancer Research Program is seeking to appoint an exceptional translational scientist to a tenure-track position in the Department of Medicine and the Simmons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The preferred candidate would have a PhD, MD, or combined degree and a publication record in laboratory-based research with relevance to breast cancer prevention or treatment. The successful candidate will join an active and growing multi-disciplinary breast cancer program and will be expected to develop an independent research program that translates innovative laboratory approaches to the bedside. Active collaborations with scientists and clinical investigators throughout the Cancer Center and University as well as significant interactions with the clinical trials program and/or tissue bank resources are expected. A competitive salary, assigned lab space and access to Cancer Center core resources will be provided.

Applicants should submit a current CV, 2-page summary of proposed research programs and interests, and the names of 3 references to: James K. V. Willson, MD, Professor and Director, Simmons Cancer Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390-8852. Email: james.willson@utsouthwestern.edu

Internal Medicine/Touchstone Diabetes Center

The Touchstone Diabetes Center, Department of Internal Medicine at the UT Southwestern Medical Center is seeking an Investigator at the Assistant Professor level. The position requires a PhD, MD/PhD or MD degree and three to five years of postdoctoral experience in the field of metabolism research. The applicant will develop an independent and externally funded collaborative research program focused on metabolic dysfunction in peripheral organs. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) β cell and adipose tissue physiology, mitochondrial dysfunction and diabetic complications. The individual will join a program of highly integrated research groups in the areas of obesity, diabetes, nutrition, cardiovascular disease and cancer and will have state of the art phenotyping and assay capabilities available.

Qualified applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, the names of three or more references, a brief summary of research accomplishments and an outline of future research directions to: Philipp Scherer, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Touchstone Diabetes Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390-8549. Email: philipp.scherer@utsouthwestern.edu

Neurology / Neuroscience

The Department of Neurology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is recruiting neuroscientists at the Assistant Professor through Professor level, although only first-time Assistant Professors are eligible for consideration for an Endowed Scholar position.  Candidates should have an MD, PhD or equivalent and have outstanding potential for directing an independent laboratory.  Recruitment in the areas of neurodegenerative disorders, neuronal regeneration / repair, functional brain imaging, and learning / memory is desired, but qualified candidates in other areas of neurological science will also be considered. New laboratory space and start-up funds are available as well as the opportunity for new investigators to compete for the UT Southwestern Endowed Program for Scholars in Biomedical Research.

Send a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae and two letters of reference to Stephen C. Cannon, MD, PhD, Chairman, Department of Neurology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390-9036 or email steve.cannon@utsouthwestern.edu

Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences

The Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences and the Division of Basic Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas invite applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in signaling, gene regulation, and genome function, especially in the areas of chromatin and transcription, epigenetics, nuclear endpoints of cellular signaling pathways, nuclear receptors, RNA biology, genome organization and evolution, and DNA replication and repair. We are interested in a wide variety of model systems and experimental approaches, including biochemistry, molecular biology, structural biology, animal models, genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, and computational biology. The Green Center’s research programs focus on, but are not limited to, female reproductive biology in a broad sense, including: oocyte maturation, fertilization, development, pregnancy, parturition, stem cells, endocrinology, and oncology, as well as relevant aspects of metabolism, inflammation, immunity, and neurobiology. Candidates must have a PhD or MD or equivalent in a relevant field of study, postdoctoral or comparable experience, and a demonstrated record of research excellence.

Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest, and the names of three references as pdf files to W. Lee Kraus, MD, at lee.kraus@utsouthwestern.edu.  The Green Center is an endowed basic science research center at UT Southwestern, which promotes and supports cutting-edge, integrative, and collaborative basic research in female reproduction and related areas of biology, as well as strong connections between basic and clinical research. This recruitment is part of a major university- and department-supported renovation and rejuvenation of the Green Center (upwards of 12 million dollars when completed and fully staffed). Successful candidates, who will be housed in a newly renovated state-of-the-art research facility, are expected to establish scientifically rigorous and externally funded research programs and participate in center, department, and university teaching and training programs.

Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center announces an opening for an Assistant Professor to join clinician science faculty members who are housed in a recently renovated, modern retinal research lab. We seek an individual with a PhD, with strengths in molecular biology or molecular genetics and established interest in retinal degenerative disease (e.g., age-related macular degeneration or vascular disease).

Applicants may qualify for an Endowed Scholar award. Interested individuals should send curriculum vitae, with a cover letter to: James P. McCulley, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390-9057.

Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is seeking outstanding clinical researchers in psychiatry, with research interests in several areas including human genetics, brain imaging, cognitive neuroscience, and experimental clinical pharmacology. We are particularly interested in recruiting experts in mood disorders in women, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and autism. The successful candidates will have an MD (or MD/PhD) degree, Board eligibility/certification in psychiatry, and postdoctoral clinical research experience; outstanding potential for acquiring external funding to maintain an active, independent research program; and work effectively within a highly multidisciplinary and collaborative research group. Attractive start-up packages are available.

Please submit CV and cover letter (with names of 3 references) to: Carol Tamminga, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390-9070.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.