Assistant Professor

University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center   •  

Dallas, TX

Industry: Education


Not Specified years

Posted 37 days ago

The Childrens Medical Center Research Institute (CRI) at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX seeks applications for tenure-track faculty positions in genetics and/or metabolism research. Outstanding investigators at any rank will be considered. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree and the ability to direct independently-funded research programs. Areas of specific research interest include diseases of metabolic dysfunction or abnormalities of organ development. Faculty recruited through this mechanism will join the Genetic and Metabolic Disease Program within the CRI, directed by Dr. Ralph DeBerardinis. Highlights of this program include:

  • A robust basic research environment dedicated to understanding the genetic and metabolic basis of human diseases, including Mendelian disorders like inborn errors of metabolism and developmental defects, and complex diseases like cancer.
  • Integration with clinical programs in genetic and metabolic diseases at Childrens Medical Center, providing outstanding opportunities for gene discovery, translational research and therapeutic trials.
  • A state-of-the-art mass spectrometry facility dedicated to metabolomics and isotope tracing.

UT Southwestern Medical Center has a long and distinguished history of excellence in disease-related basic science research, particularly in genetic and metabolic diseases. The CRI, founded in 2011 as a joint venture between UT Southwestern and Childrens Medical Center of Dallas and directed by Sean J. Morrison, Ph.D., is recruiting outstanding individuals dedicated to solving fundamental problems in biology and disease. The CRI is a dynamic, stimulating, and highly collaborative environment focusing on stem cell biology, cancer, and the genetic and metabolic basis of human disease.