The Center for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases (CAND) at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidates will hold a PhD and/or MD and lead an outstanding, independent basic or translational research program studying the biology of neurodegeneration. Candidates using model organisms and innovative cross-species strategies to address problems in neurological disorders are strongly encouraged to apply, but other research approaches will also be considered. CAND was established in 2020 to promote interdisciplinary and cross-institutional collaborations that advance research, clinical care, and education on Alzheimer's and related neurodegenerative diseases. Generous laboratory space in the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) and commitment of startup funding will be matched to the candidate's interests and needs. The NRI unites world experts in genetics, neurology, neuroscience, developmental biology, and computational biology, and includes open laboratory space and a unique interdisciplinary environment ideally suited for cutting-edge, collaborative research programs focused on neurodegeneration. Strong resources also exist within the BCM Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, which has over $100 million in total research funding and 70 primary tenured and tenure-track research faculty members. Extraordinary opportunities also exist for innovative research collaborations throughout the College, including with the Departments of Neurology, Pathology & Immunology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Neuroscience, the Huffington Center on Aging, and the Human Genome Sequencing Center. Unparalleled facilities and access to a wide range of advanced cores will strengthen translational research programs.
BCM 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. BCM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
About Baylor College of Medicine and Houston
BCM, one of the nation's top academic health sciences centers, is a health sciences university that creates knowledge and applies science and discoveries to further education, healthcare and community service locally and globally. Located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, it is the only private medical school in the Greater Southwest. BCM was founded in 1900 and is today an internationally respected medical and research institution known for excellence in education, research and patient care. U.S. News & World Report annual list of graduate schools places BCM in the top 15 percent of all U.S. medical schools. BCM also ranks among the top 25 academic biomedical research institutions for total research funding.
Houston is one of the most racially, ethnically, and internationally diverse cities in the United States and supports world class cultural institutions - such as the Alley Theater, the Menil Collection and Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Ballet, the Houston Grand Opera, and the Houston Symphony - four professional sports teams, and cuisines from around the world. Houston and its suburbs offer a wide range of affordable housing and family-oriented programs and activities.