The Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry in the TTUHSC School of Medicine seeks to recruit a rising star/mid-career investigator to fill a faculty position (Associate or full Professor depending on eligibility) supported by the Kayla Weitlauf Endowment. The successful candidate must have a strong track record of discovery and extramural grant funding with a primary interest in research areas related to women’s health. As one of the major thematic research areas in the department is cancer, preference will be given to candidates who focus on cancers relevant to women (breast, ovarian, cervical, or endometrial) or on gender-differences in progression and therapeutic outcome in any cancer. This position also has potential for considerable state funding via special recruitment grants and also for research support via competitive grant programs from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) (http://www.cprit.state.tx.us).

The department (https://www.ttuhsc.edu/medicine/cell-biology-biochemistry/default.aspx) currently comprises fourteen full-time faculty studying biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology of widely ranging topics in medicine and biology, including cancer, reproduction, diabetes, metabolism, development, and neurodegenerative diseases. We enjoy a collegial and cooperative research environment both within and between departments that is especially conducive to collaboration and scientific discourse.

This position will be a primary appointment in the School of Medicine, with state-supported salary, and a concurrent appointment in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences that affords opportunities to recruit and advise excellent graduate students from the Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology graduate programs. Salary and lab set-up package are nationally competitive. Applicants must have a terminal degree (Ph.D., M.D. or US Equivalent) and a commitment to sustained research in women’s health. Ability and enthusiasm for teaching will be desirable but not a requirement. The Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry is committed to diversity in education and employment, and we strongly encourage women and minority candidates to apply.

TTUHSC is in Lubbock, Texas, a family-friendly city of more than 250,000 residents on the South Plains of West Texas. Our region boasts a diverse economy with strengths in agriculture, heath care, and higher education. Lubbock is home to Texas Tech University providing educational and entertainment opportunities in collegiate athletics and the performing arts. The city's K-12 school system provides a solid education for children to achieve at the highest levels, including magnet, AP, and International Baccalaureate programs. Lubbock weather is mild, with an average of 262 days of sunshine per year.

Interested candidates must apply online at https://www.ttuhsc.edu/medicine/cell-biology-biochemistry/positions.aspx Requisition ID: 18820BR. Candidates should submit a single PDF that includes a cover letter describing their interest in the position (including possible collaborations with current faculty), curriculum vitae, and a brief summary of research interests. Candidates should also provide names of three individuals from whom recommendation letters may be requested.