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 Center for Personal Cancer Genomics and Therapeutics. The Center is designed to exploit the latest in genome-scale technology to better understand childhood cancer and inherited susceptibility to cancer as well as to identify novel targets to improve therapy and outcomes for children with cancer. Individuals in the Center will have the opportunity to collaborate with molecular oncologists, genomicists, geneticists, biologists, 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 among faculty members are encouraged.
Candidates with research programs that foster development of new bioinformatics tools, innovative mouse models of cancer or use of model organisms and tissue culture models to carry out functional analyses of large-scale mutation and proteomic datasets 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 develop an independent research program with 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.