Assistant Professor


Job Number: 10558
Category: Faculty and Physicians
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 231700 - Childrens Research Institute
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Schedule: Full-time

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.

Please submit a CV, a 3-page summary of past accomplishments and research plans, and ask three references to submit letters by November 1, 2015 to CRIApplicants@utsouthwestern.edu.

UTSouthwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UTSouthwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.