Professor - Center for Precision Environmental Health

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7062142 (Ref.No. 2115-en_US)
Posted: November 4, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Baylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:

Baylor ( is recognized as one of the nation’s premier academic health science centers and is known for excellence in education, research, and healthcare and community service. Located in the heart of the world's largest medical center (Texas Medical Center), Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational, healthcare and research affiliates (Baylor Affiliates).


The Center for Precision Environmental Health is a highly interactive, interdisciplinary group of faculty, students and fellows working to understand the underlying causes of disease through research at the intersection of genetics, environmental health, and computational biology. The Center occupies dedicated space in the Alkek building on the Baylor College of Medicine main campus, with open modern labs and an adjacent office and administrative suite. 


Center faculty enjoy access to Baylor's impressive state-of-the-art core facilities ( at subsidized rates, outstanding M.D/Ph.D. ( )

and Ph.D. ( training programs, and a new inter-institutional T32 training grant in Precision Environmental Health.  Candidates with cancer-relevant research programs are also eligible for funding from the Cancer and Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)(


The newly established Center for Precision Environmental Health ( ) invites applications for an open-rank faculty search. Applications will be considered for tenured/tenure-track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. 


Center faculty hold academic appointments in one or more of Baylor's basic, translational or clinical departments including Molecular & Cellular Biology, Molecular & Human Genetics, and Medicine.  Ample opportunities exist for collaborations with faculty across the Texas Medical Center, including U.T. MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Health, Texas A&M University, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist Research Institute, University of Houston, and Rice University.

Job Duties

The successful candidate will use innovative approaches to study important questions in cell and molecular biology and gene-environment interactions, broadly defined.  Applicants' research programs should complement existing Center faculty strengths in environmental health, cell and developmental biology, genetics, epigenetics, cancer biology, neurocognitive/neurodegenerative disease, and model systems of human disease, including vertebrate and invertebrate model organisms.  The selected candidate will also be expected to advance Baylor's strategic plan by contributing to initiatives in Population Health and Precision Medicine.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, or equivalent) with a strong record of scholarly activity. Candidates for appointment at the Associate or Full Professor levels should be nationally or internationally recognized scholars with consistent externally funded research programs.





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.


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