Positions Available – Basic Science

Look for positions in these basic science areas:


The Department of Biochemistry at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center invites applications from candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates should be engaged in innovative research within biochemistry, molecular biology, or at the interface between chemistry and biology. The Department is strongly research-oriented with major programs in metabolism and metabolic regulation, cancer biology, parasite biology, carbohydrate biochemistry, chemical biology, chemistry and drug discovery. We are particularly interested in strong candidates who wish to study molecular mechanisms of important biological processes and who will complement our existing strengths. UT Southwestern maintains state-of-the-art facilities and employs a faculty that includes four Nobel Laureates and sixteen members of the National Academy of Sciences. The Biochemistry Department offers a vibrant environment for research, generous start-up support, and participation in graduate-level teaching. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, and a concise two page description of research plans by November 1, 2022. Any questions may be addressed to Dr. Margaret Phillips, Chair, Department of Biochemistry at Email.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. Learn more about diversity and inclusion at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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The Department of Biophysics invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of assistant professor. We seek outstanding candidates who study molecular mechanisms of biological processes, in vitro or in vivo, using physical and quantitative approaches. We particularly encourage applications from those with backgrounds in single-molecule spectroscopy or quantitative imaging, but are interested in all excellent candidates regardless of technical approach.

Scientists within the Department of Biophysics participate in a vibrant, interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, and highly collaborative research community within the Medical Center, and enjoy unparalleled access to state-of-the-art research cores in cryo-electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, macromolecular NMR spectroscopy, molecular biophysics, cellular imaging, protein chemistry, and high-throughput screening.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a concise description of previous research accomplishments and future plans (three-page limit), and three letters of reference by November 1, 2019, to Academic Jobs Online. The posting number is 14072.

You may email questions, BiophysicsSearch@UTSouthwestern.edu, Attention: Dan Rosenbaum, Chair, Biophysics Faculty Search Committee, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390-8816.

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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 (Bacteriology)

The Department of Microbiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center is seeking a new faculty member in bacterial pathogenesis at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level.

The appointee will be expected to develop a front-rank, competitive, independent research program on a medically relevant bacterial pathogen(s) and/or on concepts relevant to the human microbiome. An important academic responsibility also will be the instruction and mentoring of graduate students.

An attractive start-up package, including a competitive salary and generous laboratory space in a modern building, is available to conduct research within a highly dynamic environment of a leading medical microbiology department. Candidates will be considered for our $2M Endowed Scholars (start-up) Program. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with at least 3-4 years of postdoctoral experience and an exceptional publication record.

Please send a cover letter, C.V., contact information for three letters of recommendation, and a brief summary of future research to: Email

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

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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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