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Assistant Professor, Medicinal Chemistry

University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas
Closing date
Jun 24, 2023

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Field of specialization
Medicinal / Clinical, Nanotechnology
Work Function
Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

Institute for Drug Discovery (IDD) Faculty Opportunities
Assistant Professor, Medicinal Chemistry

University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, Texas, Institute for Drug Discovery (IDD)
Through academic and industrial partnerships, UTMB has led the way in discovery of small molecules and biologics for treatment of diseases. The IDD seeks to build on this success for further therapeutics development and has invested in brand-new synthetic chemistry laboratories with state-of-the-art fume hoods to achieve this goal. Our established drug discovery for pandemic preparedness program is powered by the Galveston National Laboratory, the premier biosafety-level-4 facility in the world, and well-established pathogen models at UTMB.

Assistant Professor, Medicinal Chemistry – these are tenure-track faculty positions within the department.
The newly established Institute for Drug Discovery at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, Texas, seeks outstanding candidates for five tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in medicinal chemistry, therapeutic antibodies, and nanoformulation.

Interested applicants will join UTMB’s world-class research program with strengths in infectious disease, neuroscience, aging, and other disciplines. In addition to a highly collaborative environment, UTMB offers outstanding research facilities for next-generation sequencing, mass spectrometry, optical microscopy, flow cytometry, solution biophysics, NMR, X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy, scientific computing, and bioinformatics. Excellent opportunities for scientific interactions exist through sister institutions in the Greater Houston area, Gulf Coast Consortia, and the Keck Center for Interdisciplinary Bioscience.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree.
  • Postdoctoral or equivalent experience.

Application Packets (PDF) should be submitted in the following order: (all information in PDF format)

  1. Cover letter.
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  3. Statement of research successes and future goals (no more than 3 pages).
  4. Diversity Statement which follows the NIH PEDP guidelines.
  5. Teaching and mentoring statement (1 page only).
  6. Name, email, and complete contact information for 3 professional references.

**Applications will be immediately and continuously reviewed until all positions until all are filled**

Living in South Houston and Galveston, Texas: Galveston Island is home to approximately 50,000 residents and is known for its 32 miles of Gulf Coast beaches, temperate climate, wide array of leisure and cultural activities, and affordable cost of living – all just south of Houston, the 4th largest city in the US. More information about UTMB and Galveston can be found on the UTMB Living Website:

Please submit complete Application Packets to; Skott Harrington

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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