Neuroscience, Cell Biology, & AnatomyDepartment Openings

Faculty Positions

The Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Anatomy at The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health), Galveston, Texas seeks outstanding candidates at all ranks to fill multiple tenure-track/tenured faculty positions in the broad area of basic and/or translational Neuroscience, at molecular, cellular or circuitry levels. One of the positions available will be in the area of pain and/or spinal cord injury research.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree, a strong publication record, and an energized research program with extramural funding support. Senior position candidates should also have extensive experience in innovative approaches for the study of biomedical problems at a functional/molecular level and a strong track record in external funding and collaborations. Candidates are also expected to provide excellent teaching and mentoring to graduate/medical students and postdoctoral fellows.

Applicants with experience and motivation to collaborate with other faculty are especially valued. At UTMB, rich opportunities for scientific interactions exist from departmental affiliations with centers of scientific excellence (, through UTMB’s participation in the Gulf Coast Consortia (including Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, Texas A&M IBT, UT Health Science Center-Houston, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Houston) (, and also through its affiliation with the TIRR Foundation’s Mission Connect (

A very attractive recruitment package including salary, start-up funds and laboratory space will be offered. Highly qualified senior faculty will have the opportunity to be appointed to an endowed faculty position and provided the opportunity to form a strong collaborative research group. Interested applicants should submit a single PDF document containing: (1) a cover letter summarizing research accomplishments and future goals (maximum 3 pages), and contact information for three references and (2) a curriculum vitae. The letter should be addressed to: Jin Mo Chung, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, & Anatomy ( Selection will begin as applications are submitted; review of applications will continue until these positions are filled.

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 Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.