Faculty Position in Structural Biology and Drug Discovery

The Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute (GCCRI) and Department of Biochemistry of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) are jointly seeking outstanding candidates (Ph.D., M.D., or M.D., Ph.D.) for tenure-track or tenured positions at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor with expertise in structural biology (NMR, X-ray crystallography) to join the Pediatric Drug Discovery Initiative (PDDI). The PDDI will bring together experimental scientists in the fields of biochemistry and biophysics, biology, chemistry and computational science, as well as harness the unique established Centers, Institutes and Cores assembled at UTHSCSA to facilitate bench-bedside drug discovery and development. These include the Center for Innovative Drug Discovery, the Institute for Drug Development and the Integrated Cores for Macromolecular Structure and Interactions [including Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR), X-ray crystallography, Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR), Isothermal Calorimetry (ITC), and Analytical Ultracentrifugation.

Applicants must have high quality peer-reviewed publications and evidence of independent research. Applicants should also have competitive funding if applying for Associate or Full Professor. The positions offer significant scientific resources, attractive start-up support packages and the potential for competing for additional state funds. Successful applicants will join a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the GCCRI and will be expected to develop collaborative programs and serve as mentors for students and research fellows, and, in some cases, junior faculty.

The Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute is a unique specialized cancer research center focusing on basic and translational research in childhood cancer, and is housed in a state-of-the-art 100,000 sq. foot research facility on the Greehey Academic and Research Campus of UTHSCSA and supported by an endowment from the tobacco settlement from the State of Texas [http://ccri.uthscsa.edu].

San Antonio is the nation’s seventh largest city and offers a rich, multi-cultural community with a thriving bioscience industry and is located at the edge of the beautiful Texas Hill County.

All faculty appointment are designated as security sensitive positions. The UT Health Science Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Interested candidates should send by December 1st, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests including relevance to pediatric cancers and names of three professional references to:

Peter J. Houghton, Ph.D. Search Committee Chair
Professor of Molecular Medicine
Director, GCCRI
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio,
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229.
Email:  aguilarv@uthscsa.edu