Positions Available – Basic Science

Look for positions in these basic science areas:

Center for Autophagy Research

The Center for Autophagy Research at UT Southwestern Medical Center fosters a collaborative interdisciplinary environment for cutting-edge research in the field of autophagy. The Center is seeking new faculty members at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level. Faculty will be expected to develop state-of-the-art, innovative, independent research programs related to the biochemistry, structural biology, cell biology, genetics, pharmacology, developmental biology, or physiological/pathophysiological roles of autophagy.

Excellent opportunities exist for collaborations with faculty members in basic science and clinical departments at UTSW. UTSW is an outstanding scientific environment with established strengths in structural biology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, and many other areas.

The positions offer attractive start-up packages and laboratory space. Candidates should have an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree with at least 3–4 years of postdoctoral experience and an outstanding publication record.

To apply, submit a CV, three letters of reference, and a description of research interests to:

Beth Levine, M.D.
Director, Center for Autophagy Research
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9113

You may also email the materials to haley.harrington@utsouthwestern.edu.

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Cell Biology

The Department of Cell Biology seeks to appoint exceptional scientists who are experts in the fields of organelle cell biology, live cell imaging, cryoEM, or electron tomography to the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track). Candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D. and be doing cutting-edge research at the interface between cell and molecular biology in such areas as: organization of macromolecular complexes, molecular interactions in living cells, spatial organization of signal transduction, and cellular basis of tissue organization. The excellence of the individual candidate will take precedence over the area of special interest.

The successful candidate will join an internationally recognized Cell Biology faculty at a top-rated medical institution and receive both a competitive salary and an exceptional start-up package. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should email their curriculum vitae, the names of three references, and a brief description of their research goals to the attention of Sandra L. Schmid, Ph.D., at cb.recruitment@utsouthwestern.edu.

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Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences

The Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences and the Basic Research Unit in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 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, 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 Ph.D. or M.D. 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, Ph.D., at lee.kraus@utsouthwestern.edu.

The Green Center is an endowed basic science research center at UT Southwestern that 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. Successful candidates will be housed in a newly renovated state-of-the-art research facility, and are expected to establish scientifically rigorous and externally funded research programs and participate in center, department, and university teaching and training programs.

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Microbiology (Virology)

The Department of Microbiology is seeking new faculty in molecular virology at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level. This will be a "rolling" search that continues until all positions are filled.

Faculty will be expected to develop front-rank, competitive, independent research programs that focus on one or more aspects of the viral life cycle (host-pathogen interactions, viral pathogenesis, disruption of viral replication, command of host cell processes, viral immunology, etc.) that will complement existing strengths in HCV, poliovirus, West Nile virus, HIV/SIV, KSHV, and viral oncogenesis. Research on any virus of medical relevance or that may be a potential biothreat is of interest. The candidate also is expected to contribute to the teaching of medical and graduate students.

Attractive start-up packages, including a competitive salary and new laboratory space, are available to conduct research in an expanding, dynamic environment. For exceptional candidates, an Endowed Scholars Program offers start-up funds of $700,000 (plus $300,000 toward salary support) over a four-year period. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with at least three years of postdoctoral experience and an exceptional publication record.

Candidates please forward a CV, three letters of recommendation, two or three representative publications, and a brief summary of future research to

Michael V. Norgard, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Microbiology,
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5000 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9048

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Molecular Biology

The Department of Molecular Biology invites applications for Assistant Professor tenure-track faculty positions. We are seeking individuals with innovative research programs in the areas of stem cell biology, cell signaling, development, and gene regulation. Successful applicants should be capable of establishing a vigorous independent research program and teaching in one of several active graduate programs. Attractive start-up packages through the Endowed Scholars Program, state-of-the-art core facilities, and new laboratory space are available.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae containing a summary of past research accomplishments, a statement of future objectives, and names of three references to:
Eric N. Olson, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Molecular Biology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9148

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The Department of Neuroscience, under the leadership of Joseph Takahashi, Ph.D., invites applications at the Assistant Professor level for a tenure-track faculty position in the broadly defined areas of neurogenetics, electrophysiology, and imaging. We seek outstanding scientists addressing molecular and genetic mechanisms underlying behavior, neural circuits, and related neurological disorders. Our emphasis is on individuals using forward genetic approaches to understand the nervous system and behavior. Individuals using advanced functional approaches to study neural circuits are also particularly encouraged to apply.

Scientists within the Department of Neuroscience participate in a vibrant, interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, and highly collaborative research community within UT Southwestern, and enjoy access to state-of-the-art research cores in imaging, mouse MRI imaging, metabolic phenotyping, behavioral phenotyping, protein chemistry, structural biology, genomics, genetics, and transgenic technology.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a two-page summary of research accomplishments and future plans. Applicants should arrange to have three to five letters of recommendation sent to the search committee. Please email application materials to:

neurosciencesearch@utsouthwestern.edu, or
Neuroscience Search Committee
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9111

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

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