Houston, Texas
Sep 11, 2018
Oct 11, 2018
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Therapeutic Innovation Center (THINC) at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) seeks to hire a faculty member within the areas of medicinal chemistry or chemical biology. Applications at all levels (Assistant- Full Professor) will be accepted. The ideal candidate will direct a world-class research program that will interface with THINC in collaborative drug discovery projects related to gene control. Applicants must possess a collegiate record of academic distinction and productivity and be highly motivated.


Central to THINC’s (thincbcm.org) vision is advancing therapeutic discovery in gene control through innovative platforms centered on three pillars (computation, genomics, and chemistry). Composted of both faculty members and staff scientists, THINC scientists work collaboratively on a variet of projects with the ultimate goal of proof-of-concept testing of therapeutic hypothesis.


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry or chemical biology or a closely related chemistry field and a strong record of graduate and postdoctoral (and, for senior level positions), a, professional list of research accomplishments. Experience in designing and utilizing small-molecule compounds toward biological applications is preferred. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the design of new biologically relevant chemical synthesis pathways, assess the biological activities of small molecules against important targets, troubleshoot problems as they occur, and collaborate with other scientists within THINC and BCM to accelerate successful drug discovery. Many THINC faculty have close collaboration with neighboring Rice University.


BCM is highly committed to expanding small-molecule and therapeutic initiatives by endowing faculty members with state-of-the-art resources and an umbrella under which to take on challenging and collaborative projects. This synergizes with the establishment of new graduate programs allowing students to take courses and work with faculty across the departments. BCM is located in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center and offers a highly interactive environment and strong infrastructure for research and career development.


THINC and BCM offer premier recruitment packages and resources to enhance the candidate’s research program.  Applicants should email a PDF of their curriculum vitae, a 4-page research statement, and a cover letter stating the position to which they are applying to THINC-communications@bcm.edu. Applicants should also request 3 letters of reference to be emailed directly from recommenders to THINC-communications@bcm.edu.  All materials should be received by October 22, 2018.