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  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Circadian Rhythms

    Postdoctoral Fellow Positions at UT Health Science Center at Houston, TX, USA

    Two federally-funded, full-time postdoctoral fellow positions are immediately available in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA.

    The major research interests of our lab (https://med.uth.edu/bmb/faculty/zheng-chen-phd/ ) include circadian rhythms, metabolic aging and neurodegenerative diseases. In one major area of research, we previously identified clock-modulating compounds and demonstrated a role of circadian enhancement against metabolic disease and aging (Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012, 109:101; Cell Metab. 2016, 23:610; Nat Commun. 2019, 10:3923). Moving forward, we aim to deepen our investigation into the regulatory function of circadian rhythms (including sleep cycles) in aging and age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease. We will employ an integrative approach, combining molecular/cellular methodologies, mouse models, and unique pharmacological reagents. Circadian regulation in aging is an exciting new field, and success in these studies will have profound basic and translational impact.

    Highly motivated candidates with a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree, preferably recently obtained, are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate should have a demonstrated publication record and solid background in one or more of the following areas, including molecular/cell biology, mouse models and/or neurodegenerative diseases. However, all candidates will be considered. Competitive salary/benefits in line with NIH standards will be offered based on qualification.

    The successful applicant will be working in a highly active research department at McGovern Medical School located within the renowned Texas Medical Center (TMC). The city of Houston also offers a comfortable lifestyle and ample career opportunities. To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of three referees to Prof. Jake Chen (zheng.chen.1@uth.tmc.edu).

    UTHealth is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AA). UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V.

  • Center for Translational Injury Research - Hemostatic/Vascular Dysregulation

    Postdoctoral Research Fellowship available in the lab of Dr. Jessica Cardenas

    A fully supported postdoc position is immediately available in the Department of Surgery, Center for Translational Injury Research, at the McGovern Medical School of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

    Research Summary:
    Dr. Cardenas’ lab is focused on hemostasis, thrombosis, and vascular biology, with a particular emphasis on hemostatic and vascular dysregulation in response to hemorrhagic shock.The specific goal of this position is to elucidate mechanisms by which the serine protease inhibitor antithrombin III (ATIII) regulates endothelial inflammatory responses and permeability following hemorrhagic shock, and how ATIII could potentially be used therapeutically to mitigate diffuse vascular dysfunction.Approaches in this lab are highly translational and utilize in vitro and in vivo models. In addition, the Cardenas lab collaborates closely with clinical colleagues to obtain human patient samples.We also collaborate with other departments, in particular, to study hemostatic and endothelial changes that affect hemorrhagic lesion expansion following traumatic brain injury.The fellow would have freedom to steer their project independently and develop new projects both within the lab and in collaboration with other labs/departments. The fellow will also receive mentorship from the PI and other senior members of the department and assistance with career development.

    Requirements:
    Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or equivalent with a strong background in hemostasis, thrombosis, and/or vascular biology. The ideal candidate would be highly motivated, able to design and execute experiments, and willing to work both independently and in a team environment.

    To apply, please submit your CV, a letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three references to Jessica.C.Cardenas@uth.tmc.edu.

    UTHealth is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AA). UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V.

  • Center for Translational Injury Research - Trauma Research Fellowship

    Fellowship/Post-Doc Information

    Fellowship: NIGMS T32 Trauma Research Fellowship
    Length: 2 Years
    Total number of positions: 4(1-3 available/year)
    Program Director: Charles S. Cox, Jr., MD

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is currently seeking postdoctoral candidates for a National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)-funded T32 research fellowship in the following research areas: traumatic brain injury, resuscitation (including hemorrhagic shock), and organ injury and/or dysfunction. These are two year fellowships devoted to clinical or translational research. UTHealth and its primary clinical site, Memorial Hermann Hospital, are located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center in Houston, the largest incorporated medical center in the world. UTHealth’s Trauma Research Training Program was created in 1988, and over the last 25 years, multidisciplinary faculty have successfully mentored residents and postdocs to become competitive, productive, and independent clinical researchers.

    Program Goals

    The goal of this comprehensive program is to provide mentorship as well as didactic and practical training in clinical and translational research, resulting in significant contributions to the care of traumatically-injured patients and future academic independence. Upon the completion of the fellowship, fellows will be able to 1) formulate focused research questions and develop appropriate protocols to answer those questions; 2) analyze the resulting data and draw appropriate conclusions from these data; 3)collaborate with other scientists in a multidisciplinary setting; and 4) organize both oral and written presentations of research results, defend conclusions, and translate them to the care of the traumatically-injured patient. Fellows will participate in didactic coursework, including courses in clinical trial design, scientific writing, epidemiology, biostatistics, ethics and career development and have the opportunity to complete a Master of Science in Clinical Research. T32 fellows will be directly advised by a primary faculty mentor at UTHealth.

    Other Requirements

    UTHealth provides equal employment opportunities, is committed to recruiting a talented and diverse workforce, and encourages applications from under-represented ethnic minorities and veterans. Applicants must have an MD or PhD and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants should send a current CV, a one page statement of research interests, a half page statement of career goals and three letters of reference to erin.e.fox@uth.tmc.edu. 

    UTHealth is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AA). UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V.

  • Children's Learning Institute - Data Analysis Working Group

    The Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) within the UTHealth Department of Pediatrics seeks a candidate who possesses and demonstrates interest and skills in one of the following topics:

    1. measure development, scaling and validation via Item Response Theory,
    2. program or intervention assessment and evaluation, and/or
    3. education policy.

    The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work primarily with the Data Analysis Working Group (DAWG) faculty: Dr. Yoonkyung Oh, and Dr. Janelle Montroy, as well as a team of statisticians, scholars and practitioners on aspects of data collection, statistical analyses, dissemination through publications and presentations, and the development of grant applications.

    The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will contribute to and, in some cases, lead analyses for: intervention projects designed to improve child development outcomes; supporting state assessment and initiatives around teacher professional development; and/or student assessment and student skill development, with a focus on early childhood. Currently the DAWG is involved in multiple projects to evaluate: the effects of intervention on premature toddler’s brain and behavioral development, the effects of a STEM intervention to increase children’s interest in and knowledge of STEM, the scaling and validation of an integrated progress monitoring and screening system for preschool through second grade students, and on-going teacher professional development and coaching. In addition to engaging in DAWG activities, the Postdoctoral Research Fellow will also be asked to work with DAWG and other CLI researchers to establish their own research agenda within CLI’s focus on maximizing the potential of every child via learning and development solutions that deliver effective results, based on scientific research.

    The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work with DAWG and other CLI researchers to apply advanced applied methodologies to potentially: evaluate treatment effects and individual differences in response to treatment, scale and validate student assessments, evaluate student progress longitudinally, and/or individual differences in student development and progress (based on applicant interests). The applicant will also contribute to on-going grant applications including power analyses, co-author peer –reviewed publications and reports to state and local partners, and present research at national conferences. In addition, applicants will be expected to develop their own grant application, and to develop a manuscript as a first author.

    We will give preference to candidates with strong applied methodology and statistical skills, including experience with randomized clinical trials and intervention, and/or measurement development, and/or longitudinal analysis. Because CLI is a collaborative, grant-supported center, we are seeking a person who is excited to be part of a dynamic, diverse, and motivated group, and who is driven by a desire to produce both rigorous and policy-relevant research aimed at improving child development outcomes for all children.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g., Measurement, quantitative methods, education, public policy, social sciences, or another related field).
    • To be competitive for the position, the applicant must have demonstrable expertise in applied, advanced statistical methods and research related to child development, education, or school related public policy.
    • Ability to lead analytic activities, preparing or reviewing analysis deliverables, data management, and communicating with co-researchers and external representatives.
    • Ability to prepare technical and methodology reports, proposals, and other documentary deliverables
    • Applicants must have demonstrated experience in SAS, and/or Mplus.
    • The applicant must have a record of research productivity through publications and presentations.
    • Applicants should be able to work both independently and as a collaborative team member.

    Required Degree:

    • Doctorate – PhD in relevant discipline Desired Qualifications:
    • Interest in child development and/or education policy and/or student assessment development
    • Experience working on large scale, team projects
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication • Strong organizational skills and experience coordinating data management and analysis activities

    Required Application Materials:

    Interested applicants should submit the following materials to Dr. Janelle J. Montroy Janelle.j.montroy@uth.tmc.edu:

    1. A cover letter detailing the applicant’s research interests and fit with the position,
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. Scholarly writing sample, and
    4. Names and contact information for three references.

    The position renews yearly for up to two years and the salary will commensurate based on education and experience.

    UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

  • Epilepsy - Neuroscience - Genetics

    A postdoctoral fellowship position is available to conduct research on the genetic basis of epilepsy and epilepsy-associated malformations. The ideal candidate will be an MD, PhD or MD,PhD graduate with a strong background or interest in neuroscience, epilepsy and genetics. The project will involve a multidisciplinary approach combining histology, genomics (NGS), bioinformatics, laser capture microdissection, immunohistochemistry and functional assays to the study of human samples from patients with epilepsy. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to integrate information from multiple platforms to gain insights into the pathophysiology and genomic alterations behind various epilepsy-associated lesions. The candidate will work primarily with human tissue and or fluid samples.

    Experience with histology, molecular biology, electrophysiology and/or next generation sequencing techniques (e.g., bioinformatics, targeted NGS panels, RNA-Seq, WES) is desirable but not required. The candidate must be a self-starter, motivated, and enthusiastic scientist. It is anticipated that the individuals selected will take responsibility for designing and carrying out research projects, assembling results of research into manuscripts for publication, and participate in laboratory maintenance. Additionally, the individuals will participate in the preparation of grants for submission to funding agencies and in providing guidance and assistance to other student members of the laboratory.

    The postdoctoral researcher will work under the guidance of Nitin Tandon, MD (Neurosurgeon, Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery and Director of Epilepsy Surgery Program) and Leomar Y. Ballester, MD,PhD (Molecular Neuropathologist and Co-director of the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory). To apply for this position, send your CV with names/contact info of 3 references to Nitin.Tandon@uth.tmc.edu and Leomar.y.ballester@uth.tmc.edu.

    Dr. Tandon Laboratory website:

    https://med.uth.edu/neurosurgery/tandon-lab/

    http://www.tandonlab.org

    Dr. Ballester Laboratory website:

    https://med.uth.edu/pathology/ballester-esquenazi-laboratory/

    Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and based on the prevailing wage of postdoctoral research trainees set by the U.S. Department of Labor. Full-scale state employee benefits will be provided in general. Houston is a dynamic world-class city that is alive with energy and rich in culture, history, diversity, sports, music and cuisine. Located in Texas Medical Center that is the biggest medical center worldwide, UTHSC Houston is an excellent academic environment and provides plentiful opportunities for career development.

    UT-Health is an EEO/AA employer. UT-Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law.

  • Institute of Molecular Medicine - Center for Cardiovascular Genetics

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position Description

    • A research post-doctoral position is available for an energetic individual with research experience in genomics and/or molecular biology of myocardium.
    • The position is in molecular genetics, genomics and molecular biology of cardiovascular diseases.
    • The candidate must have the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively

    Qualifications

    • One (1) Year Experience required
    • Applicants should have completed a PhD in molecular genetics, genomics, molecular biology or related field. ?
    • Interested candidates should send a cover letter, their CV, and the names and contact information of three references electronically to: Ali.J.Marian@uth.tmc.edu

    (No Phone Calls please).

    The University of Texas is an EO/AA employer. M/F/D/V. This is a security-sensitive position and thereby subject to Texas Education Code §51.215. A background check will be required for the final candidate.

    UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity  or  expression,  veteran  status  or  any  other  basis  prohibited  by  law  or  university  policy.  Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable  law  and  UTHealth  policy.  The  University  maintains  affirmative  action  programs  with  respect  to  women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

  • Institute of Molecular Medicine - Center for Human Genetics

    Human Genetics/Genomics Postdoctoral Fellow

    An open position for a postdoctoral fellow in human molecular genetics/genomics field is available in the laboratory of Ashish Kapoor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

    Overview

    The Kapoor lab focuses on understanding the role of variable gene expression driven by noncoding cis-regulatory sequence variation in human disease/trait risk. Although, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have beyond doubt established a major role for variable gene expression as the basis for trait variation and disease risk, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain largely unknown. We utilize a wide array of genetic, biochemical, cellular, functional genomic, epigenomic and computational approaches to identify the molecular components and the structure of the regulatory apparatus underlying gene expression variation in humans. For more information please visit: https://www.uth.edu/imm/faculty/profile?id=19e3224f-26cc-4a97-8735-27a359e81c9c

    Application requirements

    We are seeking a talented and highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. in human genetics, genomics, or other relevant field to join the lab. The candidate must demonstrate scientific productivity, rigor and creativity with a strong publication record in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The candidate must demonstrate initiative and the capacity to conduct independent research. Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. The successful candidate will be leading projects on functional characterization of GWAS signals to understand the molecular basis of observed genetic associations. Experiments involved in these projects are diverse and include, but are not limited to, medium-to-high throughput enhancer reporter assays, identification of enhancer-TF interactions, target gene identification using gene expression associations, and gene targeting (gain- and loss-of function) in model systems, in addition to transcriptomic and epigenomic profiling of cell types/tissues. Experience with computational/statistical methods in genomics is preferred.

    Salary and benefits will follow National Institutes of Health and UTHealth guidelines. UTHealth offers limited housing opportunities for postdoctoral fellows and a large number of benefits. The Kapoor lab is located in the Center for Human Genetics at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, McGovern Medical School, UTHealth. UTHealth is one of the several institutions located at the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. The vast resources within UTHealth and other institutions at the Texas Medical Center make it an ideal place to facilitate the success of projects and provide avenues for collaborations with other laboratories.

    How to Apply

    Applicants should submit their CV, along with a letter outlining their interests and contact information of three references to ashish.kapoor@uth.tmc.edu with “Human Genetics/Genomics Postdoc” in the subject line.

    UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression.

  • Institute of Molecular Medicine - Center for Molecular Imaging

    Overview

    A CPRIT-funded position is immediately available for a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Molecular Imaging. The project focuses on lymphatic delivery of cancer immunotherapies to tumor draining lymph nodes to provide robust anti-tumor immunity without causing immune related adverse events that currently limit effectiveness. A successful candidate would be deploying numerous techniques in orthotopic tumor models to track lymphatic delivery, evaluate tumor and immune cell response, and eludicate immune escape mechanisms. In addition, there are opportunities for a successful candidate to participate in clinical studies of lymphatic delivery systems.

    Qualification

    A PhD in molecular biology, genetics, cancer biology, immunology, or other relevant field. Experience in animal models of cancer, flow cytometry, and molecular biology techniques are necessary and a desire to learn new imaging approaches. The candidate should be highly motivated, able to work independently, and demonstrate excellent communication and writing skills.

    Application

    Qualified candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Eva Sevick directly at Eva.Sevick@uth.tmc.edu. In the email, please attach your CV, and a cover letter briefly describing your accomplishments and research interests and how those are a good fit for the position. In addition, include contact information for 3 references. Please use subject title “Postdoc Application”.

    UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V

  • Integrative Biology & Pharmacology - Cyclic AMP Signaling

    Laboratory of Dr. Carmen Dessauer is looking for a creative Postdoctoral Fellow to join a dynamic, innovative research team within a highly interactive department. Positions focus on spatial and temporal aspects of cyclic AMP signaling as they relate to arrhythmias, cardiac hypertrophy and other aspects of heart disease. Funded projects center on identification and characterization of macromolecular complexes that regulate downstream signal transduction and physiological processes. We employ multiple approaches in our research including biochemical, molecular, as well as sophisticated
    imaging techniques using FRET, FLIM, calcium imaging, and state-of-the art superresolution microscopy. Newer projects apply proximity-dependent biotin
    identification (BioID) and bioinformatics to identify network interactomes within cardiomyocytes.

    Applicants with a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent and a strong background in cell signaling, biochemistry, imaging, pharmacology, and/or cardiac animal models are encouraged to apply. The candidate must be able to work independently, design experimental protocols, analyze data, write up protocols and manuscripts, and take the lead in defining the direction of a given project. One should also have a good comprehension of the English language, the ability to work and collaborate with others, as well as a high motivation level. Positions are aimed to provide excellent mentorship, training, and opportunities in cardiomyocyte signaling and cardiovascular diseases.

    UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V

  • Microbiology & Molecular Genetics - Host Response & Microbial Pathogenesis

    Postdoctoral Positions in Host Response and Microbial Pathogenesis

    Postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Danielle Garsin (https://med.uth.edu/mmg/faculty/danielle-a-garsin/)  in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in the following areas:

    1) Host Response of Infected Caenorhabditis elegans: The Garsin lab has long studied the molecular aspects of host response to bacterial infection using C. elegans as a model. One response is controlled by a NRF1/2 homolog called SKN-1. A screen has been carried out and new regulators of this response have been identified, including some that are pathogen specific. This project will involve the characterization of these new regulators and will require propagation and genetic manipulation of C. elegans, biochemical assays and western blotting, molecular biology and cloning, fluorescent microscopy, and transcriptomic analysis.

    2) Ethanolamine Utilization in Bacterial Pathogens: Ethanolamine utilization, which is beneficial to bacterial pathogens in certain host environments, is actively under investigation. Current studies are focused on the formation of bacterial microcompartments, protein-bound organelles in which ethanolamine catabolism takes place. Questions are focused on the order of assembly and where and when formation takes place in host environments with a primary focus on the human pathogens Enterococcus faecalis and Listeria monocytogenes. The project requires molecular genetic manipulation of these species and fluorescent and electron microscopy.

    3) Interactions between Enterococcus faecalis and Candida albicans: This project is a collaboration between the Garsin and Lorenz labs (https://med.uth.edu/mmg/labs/lorenz-lab/). We previously discovered that E. faecalis secretes a peptide, EntV, which inhibits the human fungal pathogen C. albicans. Current questions are focused on 1) the molecular mechanism(s) by which EntV inhibits C. albicans, 2) identification of how E. faecalis inhibits C. albicans, 3) further development of EntV as an antifungal therapeutic. Opportunities for a primary appointment in either the Garsin or Lorenz lab are available. Projects will involve genetic manipulation of one or both species, biofilm assays, fluorescent microscopy, transcriptomic analysis, and animal models of infection.

    Qualifications

    Interested applicants should be highly motivated and have a Ph.D. degree with a strong background in molecular biology. For the host response project, training in C. elegans biology is desirable, whereas a strong background in microbial genetics is preferred for the other two projects. Prior publication in internationally recognized journals is required and candidates should be fluent in spoken and written English.

    To Apply

    Please send a cover letter indicating which project(s) are of most interest and a brief description of prior research experience, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references in a single pdf file to: Danielle.A.Garsin@uth.tmc.edu

    Salary is commensurate with experience and will follow university guidelines. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

  • Microbiology & Molecular Genetics - RNA Biology and Biochemistry

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position

    A postdoctoral research position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Nicholas De Lay in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston to study the mechanisms by which small regulatory RNAs (sRNAs) act to post-transcriptionally regulate gene expression in the model gram-negative bacterium Escherichia coli. This position is supported by funding from National Institute of General Medical Sciences (R01GM121368). In bacteria, sRNAs have been shown to play a key role in controlling biofilm development, motility, stress responses, antibiotic resistance, and virulence in response to specific signals.

    The major areas of interest of the De Lay laboratory are: (1) to understand how polynucleotide phosphorylase, an enzyme highly conserved in bacteria and eukaryotes, impacts sRNA stability and function in E. coli, (2) to discover additional proteins involved in sRNA-mediated regulation of gene expression and elucidate their roles, and (3) to understand the role of sRNAs in regulating Streptococcus pneumoniae virulence. S. pneumoniae is an important human pathogen and is the leading cause of bacterial pneumonia and sepsis. For more information, please visit Dr. De Lay’s website: www.delaylab.org

    Qualifications

    Qualified applicants should have a strong background in molecular biology and microbiology, and applicants with experience with RNA biology and biochemistry are preferred. Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

    To Apply

    Please send a single pdf document containing a cover letter, description of research experience and interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to nicholas.r.delay@uth.tmc.edu.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

  • Neurobiology & Anatomy - Learning and Memory

    Postdoctoral Position for Large-Scale Recording in a Small-Brain Model System

    Postdoctoral research position to examine loci of non-synaptic plasticity and synaptic plasticity in an established in vitro analogue of operant conditioning (OC) of feeding behavior in Aplysia (Baxter and Byrne, 2006). To date, published studies have examined only five of the ~100 neurons and none of the hundreds of synaptic connections that comprise the neural circuit. To address this shortcoming, large-scale voltage-sensitive dye (VSD) recordings (Neveu et al., 2017), in combination with intracellular recordings, will be used to identify OC-induced changes in activity and synaptic properties in a substantial proportion of the neurons in the circuit. In addition, these studies will examine the extent to which short- and long-term memory share common loci and plasticity mechanisms.

    We are located within the Texas Medical Center and its very rich and collaborative neuroscience community including Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Houston.

    Applications are encouraged from individuals with backgrounds in imaging and electrophysiological recording techniques and experience with MATLAB. Please submit a current résumé, cover letter and contact information for three references as a single file attachment to John.H.Byrne@uth.tmc.edu.

    UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/F/Disabled/Vet.

  • Neurology - Huntington’s Research

    Two NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the laboratory of Andrey Tsvetkov in the Department of Neurology, The University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston (UTHealth).

    The laboratory carries basic and translational research, investigating molecular mechanisms of aging and age-associated neurodegenerative disorders. UTHealth is a part of the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the largest medical center in the world, which includes several leading biomedical research institutions, including MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, and other institution recognized worldwide as for their advanced neuroscience programs.

    The Tsvetkov lab is a part of the BRAINS Research Laboratory, funded by over a dozen of R01 grants, with expertise on stroke, aging, inflammation, sex-associated differences in neurodegeneration, Alzheimer’s disease, and Huntington’s disease.

    https://med.uth.edu/neurology/specialty-programs/brains-research-laboratory/ 

    The first project focuses on molecular mechanisms of Huntington’s disease regulated by nuclear phospholipids using cultured primary neurons, mouse models, and novel imaging techniques.

    The second project focuses on the molecular mechanisms of autophagy in human neurons.

    Potential side projects include (1) regulation of neuronal chromatin structure by G-quadruplex DNA; (2) translational research in chemotherapy-associated brain damage.

    We are seeking recent graduates with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, cell biology, molecular biology, or other relevant fields. Preference will be given to US citizens, permanent residents, and individuals currently located in the US. To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter describing your previous work and career goals, a putative starting date, and the contact information for three references to andrey.s.tsvetkov@uth.tmc.edu.

    UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V.

  • Neurology - Neurodegenerative Diseases

    Postdoctoral positions available for modeling neurodegenerative diseases using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)

    A postdoctoral positions is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Claudio Soto (https://med.uth.edu/neurology/faculty/claudio-soto//) located in the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX. Salary and benefits will be in accordance with the NIH salary scale for the FY 2017 (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-16-131.html).

    Position Description

    We study the molecular basis of degenerative diseases associated with misfolding and accumulation of proteins, particularly focusing in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson's and prionrelated disorders. We are interested in modeling these diseases in neurons and 3D cerebral organoids derived from patients’ own iPSCs. We are searching for motivated and ambitious postdoctoral fellow, who can work independently to extend our current research in this area. The candidate will have the opportunity to grow independently and get involved in other exciting projects, including developments of chimeric mouse models with human neurons, and glial cells; development of stem cell based therapies for degenerative disease and brain regeneration studies. Our lab has maintained funding to support an average of 25 members for the last 15 years. We strongly value creativity and courage to question existing knowledge. Collegiality and team spirit of the lab members provide an environment that promotes the sharing of ideas and expertise, which are values that we look for in a prospective postdoctoral candidate. Required qualifications: The ideal candidate should have a PhD degree in research directly related to stem cell technologies, including generation and characterization of iPSCs and differentiation into neuronal cells. Working experience with cerebral organoids is a plus, as well as experience in in vitro fertilization, blastocyst injection and production of chimeric mice.

    Application Requirement:

    1. An updated Curriculum Vitae, preferably in the current NIH Biosketch format.
    2. The names of 3 referees, who can attest to your scientific/intellectual achievements and your collegiality.

    Please submit applications to: Gloria Galvan at Gloria.Galvan@uth.tmc.edu

    UTHealth is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AA). UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE

  • Neurology- Parkinson's Disease

    Seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    We are seeking a motivated Ph.D. graduate to join The Mitchell Center for Alzheimer’s disease and Related Brain Disorders in the Department of Neurology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Our research focuses on understanding the molecular basis of neurodegenerative diseases associated with misfolding and accumulation of proteins implicated in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's diseases. The candidate will work on the characterization of alpha-synuclein strains derived from patients with Parkinson's disease and other synucleinopathies. The study will use various cellular (differentiated neurons and glial cells derived from iPSCs) and animal models of Parkinson’s disease.

    Required Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate with a PhD degree in basic science having work experience in differentiation and characterization of cells derived from iPSCs and animal models of Parkinson’s disease is highly encouraged.

    Major Duties:

    • Data collection, processing, and analysis.
    • Assists faculty researchers and other collaborators, or may act independently, in planning and designing research experiments.
    • Operates specialized scientific equipment
    • Engaged in fieldwork and writing of scientific publications and reports.
    • Presentation of project results to internal and external parties.
    • May be responsible for training staff, graduate assistants, or student employees

    To Apply

    Please send a current resume/curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references to:

    Mohammad Shahnawaz, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Neurology

    McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston

    6431 Fannin Street, MSE R456

    Houston, Texas 77030

    E-mail: Mohammad.Shahnawaz@uth.tmc.edu

    UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V. 

  • Neurosurgery - Cancer Biology Research

    Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate

    Position Summary:

    Plans, supervises, and directs research, investigation, or other technical operations. Provides technical expertise to facilitate the design, implementation, and analysis of procedures, techniques, and results, which enables investigators to conduct research projects.

    Department of Neurosurgery - Research

    Full Time

    TMC location

    Exempt

    This is a cancer biology research lab working on cancer treatment by oncolytic virus. Seeking highly qualified person who can conduct 2-3 projects at the same time. First author papers are required. The candidate will work with a team of clinicians and scientists to develop and test novel therapies for cancer.

    Position Key Accountabilities:

    1. Create and conduct experiments.
    2. Process and analyze results and data.
    3. Write manuscripts.
    4. Leads multiple projects.
    5. Communicate results to the scientific community via published papers.
    6. Present ongoing work and findings to colleagues at academic conferences, and summaries the nature of the research, methodology and results.
    7. Teach, demonstrate to or supervise students and train and supervise other members of staff.
    8. Work in multidisciplinary teams, in different faculties or schools in academia.
    9. Carry out peer reviews of written publications and presentations to validate theories and inform research.
    10. Keep up to date with the work of other scientists.
    11. Other duties as assigned.

    Prefer several years of postdoctoral research training experience in relevant fields with first author papers. Fluent speaking English and writing skills are required.

    Certification/Skills:

    None.

    Minimum Education:

    Doctorate Degree.

    Minimum Experience:

    Two (2) years of experience in a related research environment and have verifiable publications within the field of the research project is desired. 

    Physical Requirements:

    Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.

    Security Sensitive:

    This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

  • Neurosurgery - Cerebrovascular Biology

    A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study the development and maintenance of blood-brain barrier (BBB) in the CNS endothelial cells in the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas.

    The blood-brain barrier protects the brain from circulating toxins and foreign bodies. Compromise in BBB integrity is reported in several neurological diseases including stroke, traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and neurodegenerative diseases. We have been using various epigenetic, molecular, transgenic and gene targeting approaches to study the BBB gene regulation in CNS endothelial cells and target this regulatory mechanism to restore BBB.

    NIH scale salary and excellent work environment are offered. Self-motivated individuals with a Ph.D. degree in any area of biomedical sciences and especially those who are skilled in epigenetic, molecular biology and animal experience are encouraged to apply. Please send CV and names of three references to Peeyush.K.ThankamaniPandit@uth.tmc.edu.

    UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

  • Neurosurgery - Intracranial Aneurysm Research

    Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Intracranial Aneurysm Research

    A postdoctoral fellow positions is available in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, to identify and study the genes that play causative roles in intracranial aneurysms with an emphasis on analyses in mice. The rupture of an intracranial aneurysm causes subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of stroke that is responsible for >25% of years lost among all stroke victims under the age of 65.

    Recently, we discovered the first gene whose mutation is implicated in intracranial aneurysm (both familial and sporadic cases) and have confirmed its contribution to pathogenesis using a mouse loss-offunction model. The major research interests in the lab are: (2) to elucidate the functions of identified aneurysm gene(s) using cell based and animal models; (2) to characterize additional novel aneurysm genes using both candidate and genome-wide techniques; (3) to translate these discoveries into potential new therapies. Projects rely upon in vitro methodologies, cell culture studies, high-throughput genomics, and in vivo functional analyses in genetically engineered mouse models and zebrafish.

    Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and is characterized by its low cost of living in comparison to other major metropolitan areas. As the largest medical center in the world, the TMC has a robust scientific community that includes multiple institutions including Baylor College of Medicine, Methodist Research Institute, Texas A&M IBT, and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with whom we share a joint Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS).

    Qualifications

    Interested applicants should be highly motivated and have a Ph.D. degree with a strong background in molecular biology and preferably mouse genetics and cerebrovascular research. Prior publication in internationally recognized journals is required and candidates should possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

    To Apply

    Please send a cover letter, a brief description of research experience and interests, a curriculum vitae and contact information for three references in a single pdf file to: UTHPostdocNeurosurgery@gmail.com

    UTHealth is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AA). UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE. This is a security sensitive position and thereby subject to Education Code §51.215. A background check will be required for the final candidate.

  • Neurosurgery - RNA/Breast Cancer Research

    Postdoctoral position in RNA Biology/Breast Cancer Research

    A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the lab of Dr. John Hagan at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) located within the Texas Medical Center (TMC). Our research is focused on elucidating the functions of a newly discovered form of posttranscriptional gene regulation mediated by 3’ RNA uridylation that plays critical roles in mammalian development and disease, including cancer. Uridylation is a form of epitranscriptomics where the non-templated addition of uridine(s) controls directly mRNA stability and microRNA biogenesis.

    The major interests in the lab are: (1) to elucidate the functions of the TUTases including Zcchc11 that regulates the tumor suppressor let-7 microRNA family via the oncogene and reprogramming factor LIN28A; (2) to determine how 3’ RNA uridylation drives poor prognosis in breast cancer and gliomas, independent of the LIN28/let-7 pathway; (3) to translate these discoveries into potential new therapies. Projects rely upon biochemistry, cell culture studies, high-throughput genomics, and in vivo functional analyses in genetically engineered mouse models with an emphasis on breast cancer models.

    Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and is characterized by its low cost of living in comparison to other major metropolitan areas. As the largest medical center in the world, the TMC has a robust scientific community that includes multiple institutions including Baylor College of Medicine, Methodist Research Institute, Texas A&M IBT, and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with whom we share a joint Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS).

    Qualifications

    Interested applicants should be highly motivated and have a Ph.D. degree with a strong background in molecular biology and mouse studies. Prior publication in internationally recognized journals is required and candidates should be fluent in spoken and written English.

    To Apply

    Please send a cover letter that includes a brief description of research experience and interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references in a single pdf file to: UTHPostdocNeurosurgery@gmail.com.

     The University of Health Science Center at Houston is an EEO/AA Employer. M/F/D/V. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression.This is a security sensitive position and thereby subject to Education Code §51.215. A background check will be required for the final candidate. 

  • Neurosurgery- BRAIN Program

    Postdoctoral Fellowship Position at BRAINS Research Group

    An exciting postdoctoral position is available immediately to study how the gut microbiome affects inflammation in aging and post-stroke recovery in The BRAINS Research Group at the McGovern Medical School part of University of Texas Houston. The candidate will benefit from a multi-disciplinary training experience in a highly collaborative environment. The BRAINS’ Research Group is a dedicated network of NIH & AHA funded scientists conducting basic, translational, and clinical studies to understand how sex differences, aging, and inflammation affect post-stroke recovery identifying targets for possible treatments. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain in vivo experience in stroke models using techniques, such as, ELISA/multiplex, flow cytometry, Quantitative RT-PCR, immunohistochemistry, behavioral testing, among others.

    Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in molecular/cell biology, microbiology, immunology, gastroenterology or a related discipline with strong organizational, oral and written communication skills. Previous experience with in vitro and in vivo models, and a strong background in immunology, microbiology, bioinformatics, and RNAseq analysis if highly desirable. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the NIH and the UTHealth guidelines.

    To apply for this position, send your CV with names/contact info of 3 references to Diego Morales-Scheihing Ph.D.,MBA. Sr. Program Manager (Diego.Morales@uth.tmc.edu).

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  • Pediatrics - Children's Learning Institute

    IES Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position at UTHealth

    The Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) within the UTHealth Department of Pediatrics seeks a candidate who demonstrates interest in postdoctoral research training focused on developmental and academic outcomes of preschool and early elementary children with or at risk for disabilities. Candidates need interest and background in on or both of the offered training topics: (1) Early Interventions & Assessments, and/or (2) Scalable Professional Development (PD) for Educators of Young Children. Our training framework is focused on helping fellows understand the benefits of Research-Practice Partnerships (RPPs) and develop skills to become valuable partners with practitioners through all stages of their research career. We believe future generations of education and child development researchers must be directly trained to value rigorous and relevant research within RPPs to produce scholarship that is relevant, scalable and addresses the most pressing needs of young children with or at risk for learning disabilities.

    This Postdoctoral Research experience is a competitive training program funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) National Center for Special Education Research (NCER) that will support a total of four fellows for two years each. Fellows will work with a primary mentor and a secondary mentor as well as team of educators, clinicians, and experts at CLI on aspects of education research design, partnerships, data collection, statistical analyses, dissemination through scholarly publications and presentations, and the development of grant applications. Planned training will occur within several strands that include required and optional activities. For example, one training strand will ensure fellows understand how to conduct rigorous research that meets the IES Standards for Excellence in Education Research and What Works Clearinghouse standards. Another training strand will ensure fellows enhance their professional skills by working within multidisciplinary teams at CLI as well as other researchers and educators focused on improving outcomes of young children with or at risk for disabilities.

    We expect Postdoctoral Fellows will produce scholarly publications, participate in preparation of research grants, and conduct their own original research project within an active project. Much of Fellow’s training will occur through the leadership roles and management of aspects of an active grant at CLI to include the Fellow’s original research. Therefore, applicants’ cover letter should indicate how their interests align with one or more of the five active projects detailed below. The Fellow will be matched with one of three primary mentors at CLI - Susan Landry, Ph.D., Tricia Zucker, Ph.D., April Crawford, Ph.D. Fellows will also work with several secondary mentors, including Yoonkyung Oh, Ph.D., Michael Assel, Ph.D., and Cheryl Varghese, Ph.D.

    This position is funded by the Pathways to the Education Science Research Training program, which was established by IES to develop a pipeline of talented education researchers who bring fresh ideas, approaches, and perspectives to addressing the issues and challenges faced by the nation's diverse students and schools. Should you wish to obtain more information regarding The Pathways Training Program and its mission, please refer to it’s website at https://ies.ed.gov/ncer/projects/program.asp?ProgID=95 for details.

    The position is for two years and the salary will be $60,000 annually with benefits. Candidates will also receive a small stipend to cover research costs.

    Minimum Requirements

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g., education, public policy, psychology, developmental psychology, educational psychology, curriculum instruction, and special education, economics, sociology, political science, public health or related fields).

    Description of Qualified Candidates

    • The applicant must have a record of research productivity through publications and presentations related to child development, education, or school-related public policy.
    • Competitive applicants should also possess skills in applied statistical methods; applicants with advanced statistical skills should explain their current knowledge.
    • Ability to work both independently and as a collaborative team member.
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication.
    • Strong organizational skills

    Required Application Materials

    Interested applicants should submit the following materials to CLI-directors@uth.tmc.edu:

    1. A cover letter detailing:
      1. The applicant’s research interests and fit with the position
      2. How their research experience and interests align with one or more active training grants
      3. Citizenship status
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. Scholarly writing sample
    4. Names and contact information for three references

    UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

    Ongoing Research Training Grants

    Topic 1: Early Interventions & Assessments

    Possible Mentors: Landry, Zucker, Crawford, Oh, Assel

    Aligned with NCSER’s Early Intervention and Early Learning in Special Education topic, these projects focus on early interventions for children with or at risk for disabilities.

    Expansion of the CIRCLE Progress Monitoring (CPM) System. A measurement grant funded by the Brown Foundation and our SEA supports the development of reliable and valid screening assessments used for moving children ages 3-7 to higher tiers in Response to Intervention models. CLI has developed the CPM for grades prek and kindergarten and they are used to assess over 263,400 students per year. Past measurement work on the CPM involved collaboration between CLI and the Texas Education Agency and was funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This project is directed by Dr. Susan Landry and Co-Is include Drs. Assel leading item development and Dr. Montroy examining psychometric properties of the final item pool. The current focus is expansion of the language and literacy subtests of CPM to Grade 1. Our next steps are to add STEM measures to Grade 1 and seek funding for development of aligned pre-k to Grade 5 measures that are available at low cost. Fellows can participate in the continued expansion of this measure to: (a) include multiple progress monitoring timepoints, and (b) to more fully address appropriate screening of students with various special needs conditions.

    Development of Reading RULES!: A Development and Innovation project funded by IES (R305A180094) seeks to iteratively develop and pilot test an innovative kindergarten literacy program. Specifically, this project aims to develop a Tier 2 small-group intervention in decoding, writing, and listening comprehension for kindergarten children at risk for serious reading difficulties. Eligible students are identified with screening measures; then curriculum-based measures (CBM) are used to place children at the appropriate point in the curriculum sequence. This project is directed by Drs. Tricia Zucker and Colby Hall and will be in the pilot study stage when the proposed training program begins. The larger Reading RULES! Program has been the subject of two other IES studies (R324A100129; R324A180221) and was developed at CLI. Fellows on this project can participate in: (a) a RPP where research staff are embedded in a school district using qualitative and quantitative data to inform the development process; (b) the final stages of the pilot study and interpretation of findings to guide final revisions to the intervention; (c) adaptations of the larger Reading RULES! Program to include computerized CBM tests that guide teachers more precisely in placing students in the curriculum sequence.

    Pre-K Home and Classroom Interventions for Spanish-Speaking English Learners. This initial efficacy study focuses on language development and is funded by IES within the Early Learning Programs & Policies topic. Young English learners (ELs) living in poverty are at risk for later reading difficulties and are less likely than their peers to encounter the level of responsive, extended conversations in their homes and preschools needed for school readiness. Furthermore, many types of dual language programs in U.S. schools operate in ways that delay regular exposure to English until later grades, rather than systematically teaching in ways that build on students’ knowledge of their home language to accelerate English proficiency. The proposed project will evaluate a dual-language approach that: a) maintains and improves the home language of DLLs who speak mostly Spanish in their homes via parent coaching, and b) simultaneously coaches teachers to use an explicit cross-language transfer approach in which sophisticated concepts are introduced in Spanish before English. The expected outcome of this project is increased understanding of effective classroom instruction and family engagement approaches for DLLs’ at risk of later reading difficulties. The research sample will include 90 pre-kindergarten (pre-k) classrooms that use a dual language model called Transitional Bilingual in which 90% of pre-k instruction is in Spanish and 10% is in English. A sample of 720 Tier 2 eligible children and their families within these classrooms will participate. Eligible 4-year-old children will meet screening criterion and speak Spanish at home. We expect almost all Hispanic or Latino participants. The primary child outcomes include Spanish and English oral language measures as well as secondary benefits for executive function and social-behavioral outcomes.

    Topic 2: Scalable Professional Development (PD) for Educators Possible

    Mentors: Zucker, Crawford, Landry

    Aligned with NCSER’s Professional Development for Educators topic, these projects evaluate PD approaches for inclusion classroom teachers of young children with or at risk for disabilities.

    Developing Talkers: Building Effective Teachers: This initial efficacy study is funded by IES and directed by Dr. Tricia Zucker. Researchers will evaluate the impact of two theoretically distinct versions of an intervention called Developing Talkers that uses a multi-tiered system of support. PD is designed to improve teacher facilitation of academic language skills and the academic language skills of kindergarten students. The two versions are the Scripted Approach and the Teacher-Inspired Approach. Researchers will monitor teacher uptake of evidence-based practices during a first stage of intervention. At the second stage, researchers will provide additional individualized professional development (PD) resources based on teacher performance using a Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial (SMART) design. Researchers will explore aspects of teacher cognition, such as memory and vocabulary and other behavioral factors, including, self-efficacy and social norms, that may explain changes in teacher knowledge and behavior. Fellows can participate in: (a) analysis of profiles of teachers’ cognitive and non-cognitive traits associated with uptake of evidence-based practices, or (b) use mixed methods approaches to understand how scripted versus teacher-inspired approaches impact teachers’ approaches to PD/learning and instruction.

    Continuous Improvement for Teachers: This is an initial efficacy study funded by IES (R305A180406) and directed by Dr. April Crawford. In this replication study, researchers will implement three contrasting professional development approaches (guided self-study, facilitated professional learning communities, and remote coaching) of the Texas School Ready! (TSR) PD model. TSR is embedded in 25 community-based lead agents across Texas. By testing the efficacy of the intervention in 440 classrooms with contrasting PD approaches, researchers will identify cost-effective approaches that maximize impact while also taking into account local needs and constraints. Key outcomes include pre-k teachers' beliefs, knowledge, and instructional practices and children's academic and social skills. Fellows can participate in: (a) mixed methods studies of participant’s videotaped instructional activities and responses to guided reflection prompts; (b) analysis of detailed fidelity data (e.g., coach responsiveness ratings, teachers’ online module component usage) to understand components for success.

    UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression.

  • Pediatrics - Pediatric Research Center

    Postdoc Position Available

    Department of Pediatrics, McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX

    A postdoc position is immediately available. We are studying (1) how growth factor signaling regulates proper craniofacial skeletal development and (2) how altered growth factor signaling leads to develop the heterotopic ossification. We employ multiple approaches including mouse genetics and sophisticated imaging techniques to define the molecular etiology for both craniofacial skeletal defects and heterotopic bone formation.

    Applicants with a Ph.D., D.D.S. / Ph.D., M.D. /Ph.D. or equivalent and a strong background on Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and/or Stem Cell Biology are highly encouraged to apply.

    Please send your CV, cover letter indicating current and future research interests, and the name/email address of three references to:

    Yoshihiro Komatsu, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor Department of Pediatrics

    The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

    6431 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030

    Email: Yoshihiro.Komatsu@uth.tmc.edu

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  • Pediatrics- Kidney Development

    Postdoc Position in Kidney Development

    We are seeking a highly motivated, organized and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow to study embryonic kidney development and its relationship to developmental kidney diseases. We are interested in the role of Wnt signaling in shaping nephric tubules, utilizing Xenopus (frog) embryos and mammalian tissue culture as models. Current goals include: 1) Determining how junctions are formed during tubule formation; 2) Modeling how patient mutations result in human developmental kidney diseases; 3) Discovering novel components affecting nephron development; 4) Visualizing in vivo tube formation using advanced live imaging techniques; 5) Generating transgenic animals to visualize nephrogenesis in vivo.

    Current projects utilize developmental, molecular and cell biological approaches including imaging in living embryos. Applicants with a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent and a strong background in Developmental Biology, Embryology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and/or Stem Cell Biology are highly encouraged to apply. Salary and benefits are commensurate with relevant experience. Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled.

    Please send your CV, cover letter indicating current and future research interests, and the name/email address of three references to:

    Rachel K. Miller, Ph.D.

    Department of Pediatrics

    The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

    Email: Rachel.K.Miller@uth.tmc.edu

    https://med.uth.edu/pediatrics/miller-lab/

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  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Motor Recovery / Robotics

    Postdoctoral Fellow- UTHealth Motor Recovery Lab at the NeuroRecovery Research Center at TIRR Memorial Hermann

    UTHealth Motor Recovery Lab at the NeuroRecovery Research Center at TIRR Memorial Hermann, Houston, TX is accepting applications for a 1-2 year postdoctoral fellowship. We seek applicants with strong research potential who are highly motivated to conduct and develop systematic research in the domains of motor recovery with rehabilitation robotics in various patient populations.

    Applicants must have evidence that a doctoral degree in, but not limited to, rehabilitation science or biomedical engineering. Applicants must have extended skills and experience in kinematic, kinetic, electromyographic data collection and analysis, and computer programming.

    The start date of the fellowship is flexible, but no later than September 1st, 2020. Benefits include vacation, sick and, and health care coverage. Salary is commensurate with experience.

    To Apply

    Please email your CV, statement of interests and contact information for two references to:

    Dr. Shuo-Hsiu “James” Chang

    shuo-hsiu.chang@uth.tmc.edu

    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

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  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Science - Mood Spectrum Disorders

    Psychological Intervention and Research Lab for Mood Spectrum Disorders (PIRL-M) Post Doc Fellowship

    The Psychological Intervention and Research Lab for Mood Spectrum Disorders (PIRL-M) is associated with Mood Disorder Excellence Center of the Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School at UT Health. We are dedicated to exploring mechanisms and processes underlying bipolar disorder and recurrent major depression. This also includes discovering and exploring novel integrative treatment approaches for mood disorders, and how mental health professionals approach these new treatments. Some of our work also focuses on the loved ones of individuals experiencing mood disorders.

    The Postdoctoral Fellow will assist Dr. Meyer and PIRL-M in the pursuit of these goals via the following activities: participate in existing research projects but also be involved in the development of new projects, including study design and implementation, manuscript preparation, and grant writing. There will be the option to provide professional psychological services to patients with bipolar disorder and recurrent depression, including assessments and psychosocial treatments.

    Qualifications

    The Postdoctoral Fellow will have completed an APAaccredited Ph.D. or Psy.D. graduate program in clinical psychology, a doctoral internship, and will have their doctoral degree prior to starting in the position. Ideal candidates will have documented interest in mood disorders in adults and expertise in clinical research methods and statistical analysis. Additionally a good foundation in assessment and psychotherapy with mood disorders would be ideal.

    The Postdoctoral Fellowship program will include at least one hour per week of regularly scheduled, face-to-face individual supervision. This supervision is provided by appropriately trained and licensed faculty members. In addition to individual supervision, there are other opportunities for personal development and learning activities, such as didactic trainings, research meetings, and Departmental grand rounds.

    Compensation

    Competitive salary plus generous benefits (including medical insurance, retirement planning, paid holidays and vacation.

    Postdoctoral Fellowship applications

    The DCBI is currently accepting applications on a rolling basis. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and two letters of recommendation to Dr. Thomas Meyer, Director of PIRL-Mat, thomas.d.meyer@uth.tmc.edu.

    UTHealth is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AA). UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V.

  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Science -Children/Adolescent Trauma

    Postdoctoral Clinical Psychology Fellowship

    The Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UT Health’s McGovern Medical School is actively seeking post-doctoral candidates with an interest in gaining advanced mentored training in child and adolescent psychology. The post-doctoral fellows will be part of an outstanding new program focused on improving access to mental health care for children and adolescents. The post-doctoral fellow position includes components of supervised clinical training (75% effort), mentored research experiences (20% effort), and formal coursework (5% effort). Postdoctoral fellows will be part of, and receive supervision and mentorship from, a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, child psychiatrists, mental health nurse practitioners, social workers, and professional counselors who are co-located within our department and affiliated with the new programs. Clinical training by the inter-professional team will include skill development for the triage and coordination of the care of youth in schools who are:

    1) in need of engagement and connection to community or school based long-term resources

    2) approaching a mental health crisis and require an assessment and brief stabilizing intervention prior to linkage to ongoing care

    3) in crisis and require immediate direct assessment and potentially support during the coordination of a referral to inpatient mental health care or a psychiatric emergency room prior to transfer if a bed is unavailable

    Post-doctoral fellows will receive supervised specialized training in the screening, assessment, and delivery of brief mental health interventions serving patients with a diversity of conditions to include suicide risk assessment and management, non-suicidal self-injury, substance use in the school setting, interpersonal violence in the school setting, assessment and management of terroristic threats, bullying and other trauma-related conditions, as well as more common mental health concerns presenting in children and adolescents such as ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, and depression.

    Mentored research is a mandatory component of the position. The specific research experience will be tailored to the interests of the applicant after consultation with an identified faculty mentor and may include psychotherapy outcomes research, grant writing, community presentations, and peer-reviewed publications.

    The postdoctoral fellow is expected to take part in the Postdoctoral Certificate Training Program at UTHealth (https://www.uth.edu/postdocs/current-postdocs/certificate-training-program) which includes training in the responsible conduct of research, teaching skills, communication skills, and career development.

    Minimum Requirements

    • PhD/PsyD in clinical, counseling or school psychology

    • Completion of an APA accredited internship

    • Successful completion of thesis/dissertation defense or scheduled defense prior to May 1 2020

    • Experience and interest in clinical research

    • Treatment of trauma exposed children and their families

    • Treatment of co-morbid conditions commonly experienced by patients who have been exposed to complex trauma

    Preferred: experience working with telehealth, mobile crisis and novel access to care programs and/or

    Preferred: survivors of human trafficking, homeless youth, children in foster care and/or juvenile justice involved youth or other vulnerable populations

    Required Application Materials

    Interested applicants should submit the following materials to Dr. Elizabeth Weinstein Newlin (mailto: Elizabeth.W.Newlin@uth.tmc.edu, subject=Postdoctoral Fellow):

    • A cover letter detailing the applicant’s clinical and research interests and fit with the program

    • Curriculum Vitae

    • Names and contact information for three references

    UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Multimodal Neuroimmune Imaging

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neuro-Immune imaging (1.0 FTE): Methods for Analyzing Molecular Neuro-Immune Imaging Data

    Job description

    We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to investigate methods to process and analyze multimodal neuroimmune imaging data in the human brain. This will develop novel techniques or enhance existing techniques to process/analyze multi-modal datasets that combine data from various imaging modalities including PET imaging (PBR28, ER176, CFN, etc.), ultra-high-field (7T) and/or standard (3T) MR imaging (including resting state, structural T1 & T2, iron density, etc.), and/or plasma inflammatory proteins. The data derives from studies seeking to discover and validate novel bio-signatures of pain in healthy human subjects, subjects that have experienced brain injury, and/or subjects that are awaiting surgery. The researcher will be supervised by Dr. Alan Prossin (and collaborating statisticians/scientists) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, McGovern Medical School at UT Health, Houston, TX. This PhD/Post-doc is funded for 1 year by 1 or more grants including Dr. Prossin’s current NIH/NINDS R61/R33 NIH/NINDS grant award as well as other grants on which he collaborates. The starting date is between September and October of 2020.

    Qualifications

    We are looking for someone who:

    • holds (or nearly holds) a PhD in Neuroscience, Engineering, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or a related field;
    • is a self-starter
    • takes a strong quantitative, computational view of neuroscience;
    • has strong computer programming skills;
    • takes a practical approach to solving technical problems;
    • has excellent written and spoken English communication skills;
    • has a strong drive for publication;
    • is effective and efficient, able to work within a team, and able to think critically and conceptually.


    The following experience is desirable, but not required:

    • PET and/or MRI data acquisition and analysis;
    • MacOS, scripting within MacOS, networking within MacOs
    • Multi-modal data analysis;
    • proficiency with SPM/MATLAB, R, PMOD, Freesurfer, FSL
    • iron imaging
    • quantitative analysis of brain connectivity.


    UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

  • School of Bioinformatics

    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Position in Biomedical Informatics

    The School of Biomedical Informatics at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston announces a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position focusing on biomedical data and knowledge integration/management, big data science, and machine learning approaches applied to health and health behavioral research including cancer research, clinical decision support, and patient communication.

    The position is under the direct supervision of Cui Tao, PhD to support a skilled computer scientist and informatician interested in developing a career in data science applied to biomedical informatics research. The position includes opportunities to receive training in data management, developing machine learning methods to analyze big biomedical data, proposal/paper writing, and developing an independent area of research. The candidate will also have opportunities in working closely with students including co-mentoring graduate/intern students and providing supports in lectures.

    Requirements for this position include having completed a PhD degree preferably from Computer Science, Statistics, biomedical informatics, or Engineering, demonstrated strong quantitative analytic skills including programming skills, and evidence in publishing research article related to biomedical informatics and computer sciences. his position offers a competitive stipend/salary, benefits, office space, and access to internal sources of pilot project support. Candidates should email a current CV and names of at least two references to Cui Tao (Cui.Tao@uth.tmc.edu),

    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

  • School of Biomedical Informatics

    We have two available positions for post-doctoral researchers for bioinformatics studies.

    One researcher should have expertise in multi-omics data analysis with matured skills of next-generation sequencing data analysis including calling SNV, CNV, SVs, and gene fusion. This researcher will perform the statistical analyses to annotate the bioinformatics study results and work to develop novel bioinformatics tools.

    The other researcher should have expertise in machine learning and deep learning approaches. The researcher should have the experience of a machine learning method applied to biological questions with deep understanding. This researcher will develop tools for predicting virtual protein binding sites on DNA and RNA using deep learning approaches.

    If you have interest, please send an email to me (pora.kim@uth.tmc.edu) including your CV, abstract of your Ph.D. thesis, and the contact information of at least two references. Please feel free to ask any questions. More details can be found at https://sites.google.com/view/porakim/

    UTHealth is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AA). UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V.

  • School of Nursing

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Location: Cizik School of Nursing, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

    Salary: Salary negotiable/based on experience

    Closing Date: Open until filled

    Job Description

    A position is available immediately for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the lab of Dr. Diane Santa Maria to study intervention development, planning, piloting, and evaluation of a prevention interventions for youth and young adults experiencing homelessness and unstable housing with a particular focus of HIV/STI and pregnancy outcomes. The candidate will have the ability to publish dissertation papers, experience working on a funded project to develop and pilot test an intervention, opportunities to co-author and lead author resulting papers, and the potential for leading an internally funded, independent research project. Multiple publication opportunities from exist from large cross-sectional, randomized trials, and ecological momentary assessment data sets.

    Appointment

    This position is a full time, 12-month appointment, renewable for 2 years based on funding and performance. Based on performance, this position may result in a tenure track assistant professor position at Cizik School of Nursing.

    Qualifications

    To join our team, we are looking for highly motivated individuals that have demonstrated scientific productivity, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the capacity to conduct independent research. The candidate must have knowledge of or experience working with high-risk youth or homeless populations. The candidate must be able to work independently, capable of working in the community, designing study protocols, analyzing data, and writing scientific abstracts and manuscripts. Must maintain a flexible schedule including occasional weekend and evening hours.

    Minimum Education/Training Requirements: A doctoral-level degree in Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, or Psychology. Focus on adolescent and young adult sexual health and prevention intervention research is preferred.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities: Knowledge of high-risk youth or homeless populations and intervention study design. Proficiency with data management and statistical software packages such as REDcap, SPSS, SAS, and STATA. Strong communication skills and cultural competence are essential.

    Physical Capabilities: Requires long periods of sitting and standing and working at a computer. Field work in resource limited settings with high-risk youth will be required. Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally to move objects.

    Work Environment: Office, classroom environment, and frequent community field work site visits. Participation in the UTHealth Postdoctoral Training Program is required.

    To Apply

    Interested applicants send a cover letter describing their background and research interests, CV, representative publication, and contact information for three professional references to: Charmaine Wilson (6901 Bertner Ave., Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX 77030) by e-mail to: Charmaine.Wilson@uth.tmc.edu.

    UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V.

  • School of Public Health - Epidemiology, Human Genetics, Environmental Science

    The Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences at the UTHealth School of Public Health is seeking an exceptional candidate for a post-doctoral fellowship position. This person will have the opportunity to conduct epidemiological studies on a wide range of research topics, including NIH funded studies. Potential research topics include examining the population health effects of sleep deficiency and disruption of diurnal behaviors such as rest and activities, and eating and fasting rhythms; investigating the role of metabolomics in mediating the health impact of unhealthy behaviors, particularly circadian disruption and Alzheimer’s diseases; and studying how neighborhood environment and socioeconomic deprivation shape health behaviors and contribute to health disparities of chronic diseases, including metabolic disorders, obesity and cancer. Specific research areas will be determined based on the research interests of the candidate. This position will be involved in conducting analyses using existing data from multiple large cohort and cross-sectional studies, writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication, reports, and for presentation to academic and community audiences. The candidate will also gain experience in grantsmanship, as well as research design, planning, and execution.

    Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in public health or related disciplines. Applicants with a doctoral degree in another discipline may be considered if they possess adequate skills to conduct population research. Preferred skills include epidemiological/statistical approaches, population cohort studies and secondary data analyses. Candidates with experience in geographic information system, data analysis using wearable device, and omics are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Questions about the position can be directed to qian.xiao@uth.tmc.edu. To apply for this position, please email the following documents to Dr Xiao: 1) a letter of interest that describes research accomplishments and future research plans, 2) full curriculum vitae, and 3) names and contact information of 2-3 individuals who will provide letters of recommendation if asked. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Starting date is flexible and negotiable.

    UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

  • School of Public Health - Epidemiology, Human Genetics, Environmental Science

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position - Stanley Scholar

    The UTHealth School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences seeks a candidate who possesses and demonstrates interest and skills in one of the following topics: (1) population health frameworks and concepts including study design to address specific population health research questions, (2) cliniccommunity-based approaches to mitigate social determinants of health, and (3) data analytics to clarify associations and identify causal inferences in the aforementioned areas.

    The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work primarily with the faculty at UTHealth School of Public Health and McGovern Medical School: Shreela Sharma, PhD, RD, LD and Thomas Murphy, MD respectively, as well as a team of epidemiologists, statisticians, scholars and practitioners on aspects of design, data collection, statistical analyses, dissemination through publications and presentations, and the development of grant applications.

    The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will contribute to and, in some cases, lead the formulation of population health research questions that are informed by the literature and stakeholder needs; development of study design and/or conduct analyses for: intervention projects designed to improve patient- and population health-level outcomes primarily targeting social determinants of health; collect, analyze and/or interpret qualitative and quantitative data obtained prospectively (e.g. data from electronic medical records, patient surveys) or retrospectively through existing public and private sources to identify determinants of health.

    The applicant may also contribute to on-going grant applications including power analyses, co-author peer –reviewed publications and reports to state and local partners, and present research at national conferences. In addition, applicants will be expected to develop their own grant application, and to develop a manuscript as a first author. We will give preference to candidates with strong applied methodology and statistical skills including analysis of electronic medical record data, experience in population health research, specifically social determinants of health, randomized clinical trials and intervention research methodology and analysis. We are seeking a person who is excited to be part of a dynamic, diverse, and motivated group, and who is driven by a desire to produce both rigorous and policy-relevant research aimed at improving health outcomes.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g., public health, social sciences, biomedical informatics, population health, or another related field).

    • To be competitive for the position, the applicant must have demonstrable knowledge of the structures, performance, quality, policy and environmental context of healthcare to the formulation of solutions to and prevention of population health problems. The application must also demonstrate the ability to design specific population health research questions.

    • Ability to appropriately lead analytic activities for population health research, preparing or reviewing analysis deliverables, data management, and communicating with coresearchers and external stakeholders and representatives.

    • Ability to prepare technical and methodology reports, proposals, and other documentary deliverables

    • Applicants must have demonstrated expertise in one or more statistical packages including STATA, R, SAS, and/or other statistical software.

    • The applicant must have a record of research productivity through publications and presentations.

    • Applicants should be able to work both independently and as a collaborative team member.

    Required Degree

    • Doctorate – PhD in relevant discipline

    Desired Qualifications

    • Interest in population health research

    • Experience working on large scale, team projects

    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication

    • Strong organizational skills and experience coordinating data management and analysis activities

    Required Application Materials

    Interested applicants should submit the following materials to Dr. Shreela Sharma at Shreela.V.Sharma@uth.tmc.edu and Dr. Thomas Murphy at Thomas.J.Murphy@uth.tmc.edu:

    (1) A cover letter detailing the applicant’s research interests and fit with the position,

    (2) Curriculum vitae

    (3) Scholarly writing sample, and

    (4) Names and contact information for three references.

    The position is for up to one year and the salary will commensurate based on education and experience.

    UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

  • Translational Biomimetic Bioelectronics Lab

    Postdoctoral Research Positions in the Translational Biomimetic Bioelectronics Lab

    Our mission is first-in-human demonstrations of the most advanced bioelectronics for the treatment of neurologic disease. Multiple Postdoctoral Fellow research positions are available in the Seymour Lab at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) as part of the newly formed Texas Institute for Restorative Technologies (TIRN). Our lab uses advanced manufacturing approaches to develop creative approaches to brain-computer interface systems including high-density sensors, novel form factors, and integrated electronics (www.seymourlab.org).

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in one or more of the following: electrical engineering, materials science, chemical engineering, or biomedical engineering. Previous experience in microfabrication projects and a passion for neurotechnology are required. A strong publication record and excellent academic credentials are highly desirable. Experience in first-in-human deployment would be beneficial. Engineering candidates may potentially have an appointment through the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at Rice University.

    Fellows will benefit from a close interaction with our collaborating experts in the fields of neurosurgery, neurology, neuroscience, materials science, mixed-mode circuits, and system design. Our closest collaborators at UTHealth include Drs. Nitin Tandon, Samden Lhatoo, Valentine Dragoi who offer critical design input for human or primate use. Our lab is also located in the Biosciences Research Collaborative at the edge of Rice University and the Texas Medical Center, thus collaborations are possible with faculty at UTHealth, Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine. Front-end fabrication is performed at the Rice Nanofab facility.

    Competitive salary and benefits are offered to qualified candidates. Houston is an exciting and thriving metropolis that is investing heavily in biotechnology.

    Contact

    John.P.Seymour@uth.tmc.edu

    seymourlab.org

    Associate Professor in Neurosurgery @ UTHealth

    Adjunct Assoc. Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering @ Rice University

    UTHealth is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AA). UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V.

  • Translational Cell Therapy/Regenerative Medicine

    Postdoctoral Position in Translational Cell Therapy/Regenerative Medicine

    Preferred Start Date: March 1, 2020

    I’m looking for an innovative and motivated postdoc.

    About me: I’m part of a dynamic, collaborative, interdisciplinary group. We have an accelerated translational pipeline consisting of pre-clinical research, regulatory process development, cGMP manufacturing, clinical trials, and back-to-bench work. We work with academia and industry on diverse projects that are unified by unmet clinical needs that may be addressed using dynamic cell therapy solutions. We have a backlog of projects, manuscripts, and ideas just waiting for someone that wants to publish a lot of papers. We work on TBI, coagulation, microglia, T cells, esophageal replacement, SCI, HD, and more. I need someone flexible, resourceful, and self-motivated to join the team.

    Description

    We are seeking an individual interested in the fields of stem cell biology and inflammation for eventual clinical translation for cell-based therapies. Responsibilities involve exploring immune modulation by stem cells using a variety of quantitative assays in models of traumatic brain injury. The successful candidate will be able to translate in vitro culture systems into mechanisms of efficacy in vivo in a multidisciplinary setting.

    Qualifications

    Applicants with a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent is required. The ideal candidate should have experience working with primary cell cultures, and proficiency in molecular and cellular biology techniques. Familiarity with immunology, neuroscience, and/or traumatic brain injury is preferred. Applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

    To Apply

    Please send a cover letter indicating current study and future research interests, curriculum vitae/resume to:

    Scott Olson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

    E-mail: scott.d.olson@uth.tmc.edu

    Check us out at @OlsonCell

    UTHealth is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AA). UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V.

    This is a security sensitive position and thereby subject to Education Code §51.215. A background check will be required for the final candidate.

UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.