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Scientist / Assistant or Associate Levels

Employer:  Houston Methodist Research Institute
Job Number:  7046366
Date Posted:  12/23/2016
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Company Description
The Houston Methodist Research Institute was formed in 2004 with one mandate: to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments. The Research Institute, housed with Houston Methodist Hospital – a US News and World Reports Honor Roll hospital- has dedicated research space embedded throughout the campus, with a 440,000-square-foot dedicated research building that provides the technology and facilities needed to support all stages of research, product development, and clinical trials to benefit patients around the world. The Research Institute includes laboratory space to house over 1500 staff and trainees, 277 principal investigators, and has more than 840 clinical trials. Over 20 core facilities enhance interdisciplinary research, including two Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facilities which provide capabilities to create clinical-grade radiopharmaceuticals, biological agents, nanoparticles and devices. The Institute houses preclinical GLP support, state-of-the-art imaging equipment for preclinical and clinical studies, and the Methodist Institute for Training, Innovation and Education (MITIE), a surgical simulation and procedural skills training facility.
The Biomarker Research Program at the Houston Methodist Research Institute is led by Dario Marchetti, PhD, a renowned cancer biology expert who has made key discoveries in the biology and clinical use of circulating tumor cells (CTCs). Under Dr. Marchetti’s leadership, the Biomarker Research Program is developing multidisciplinary research programs to address clinical challenges in cancer, immunotherapy, neurology, cardiology and other areas

Job Description
The Biomarker Research Program seeks candidates for the Assistant and/or Associate Professor level on the unmodified track (independent investigators). Qualified candidates are expected to have an excellent track record in research, demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications, grant support, and other academic recognition. Particular attention will be given to candidates working in biomarker research, toward clinical interest in cancer, immunobiology, neurosciences or cardiology, using advanced techniques, such as CTCs, ctDNA, exosomes and other liquid biopsy tools. Responsibilities include establishing independent, extramurally funded research programs, supervising/mentoring lab personnel and interacting with the scientific community to develop translational research programs.
State-of-the-art lab space and highly competitive start-up funds are available.
We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

Education/Experience Requirements
PhD or MD required
Biomarker research background and interests
Outstanding qualifications in research with a translational focus
Record of extramural funding
Biomarkers expertise at least one of the following areas: cancer, immunobiology, neuroscience, or cardiology.

All interested candidates please apply online first to www.houstonmethodistcareers.org, type #28096 in the search box, click on the position title “Scientist” and then apply. Once you have successfully completed the application, please send CV, statement of research interests and future objectives, and list of three references to Andrea Cervin, Biomarker Research Program Administrator at acervin@houstonmethodist.org, Subject: Scientist Opportunity #28096
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Houston , TX 77030
United States
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