Assistant Professor - Biochemistry - Administration (90002087)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7069979 (Ref.No. 4760-en_US)
Posted: September 18, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description



The Therapeutic Innovation Center (THINC) at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) invites outstanding applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position for colleagues studying structural biology of macromolecules and complexes related to gene regulation, and in particular RNA and ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complexes. Candidates should have a demonstrated track record of applying structural and biophysical approaches to address key questions in the biology of gene regulation. Experience in the science of therapeutics and therapeutic development is encouraged but not required.

THINC ( is a center of excellence at BCM that seeks to discover fundamental mechanisms of gene control, especially RNA and chromatin regulation, and to translate these discoveries into early therapeutic development. THINC brings together colleagues across BCM and the Texas Medical Center who study gene regulation from multiple disciplines and are leveraging these discoveries in diseases of aberrant gene control including cancer, neurodegeneration, and infectious disease. In addition to THINC member faculty labs, THINC also includes a dedicated team of scientists with expertise in therapeutic development including molecular, chemical, and computational biology. This team drives forward technology platforms and therapeutic campaigns aligned with the strategic goals of THINC member labs.

BCM is the premier medical school of Texas and has the top-ranked Genetics and Cell Biology Departments in the U.S. based on NIH funding. BCM has internationally recognized strengths in structural biology and biochemistry, a long-standing NIH human genome sequencing center, cutting edge Advanced Technology Cores, exceptional Ph.D. graduate programs, a commitment to technology transfer for faculty discoveries, and a rich history of translating basic science into clinical implementation. Relevant to structural biology and biophysics, BCM has scientific expertise and technological platforms in X-ray crystallography, cryo-EM, NMR. BCM is integrated with Houston area institutions with leading expertise in the physical sciences including shared technology platforms and training grants. BCM is also home to the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center ( and centered in Texas Medical Center, the world's largest biomedical research complex.
THINC and BCM offer premier recruitment packages and resources to enhance the candidate's research program.





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


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Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.


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