Faculty Openings

Biology and Biochemistry

Faculty Positions - Cell Signalling - Tenured or Tenure-Track


The Center For Nuclear Receptors And Cell Signaling (CNRCS) at the University of Houston invites applications for two tenured or tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor. Applicants with special interests and a record of accomplishment in neurobiology, structural biochemistry, nuclear receptors and the immune system, molecular endocrinology, or systems biology approaches in cell signaling are especially encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will complement existing departmental strengths in neuroscience, developmental biology, cell and molecular biology, and the mechanisms of transcriptional regulation.  We are especially interested in recruiting mid-career and senior level investigators with active externally funded research programs.

The positions require an earned Ph.D., M.D. or D.V.M. and significant relevant faculty or industry experience.  Center faculty members are expected to maintain nationally competitive externally funded research programs and to participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching.  CNRCS maintains state-of-the-art laboratory space, well-equipped core facilities and broad opportunities for research collaborations within the University of Houston as well as with other member institutions of the Texas Medical Center in Houston.  The scientific environment at the University of Houston is excellent, especially in areas such as neuroscience, structural biology, cancer biology, and computational life sciences, and we envision that with these new appointments, CNRCS will become a model for interdisciplinary research into the structure and function of nuclear receptors and of cell signaling. 

About the Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling

Established in 2009, UH’s Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling (CNRCS) is a core component of the UH Health Initiative.  Directed by Jan-Åke Gustafsson, a National Academy of Sciences member and world-renowned expert in the field of nuclear receptors, CNRCS researchers are involved in many aspects of nuclear receptor research, all focused on understanding the roles of these receptors in health and disease. CNRCS researchers are working toward the goal of finding new treatments for an array of significant diseases including cancer, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and neurological disorders. Working from the center’s world-class labs, the researchers combine interdisciplinary research and dynamic collaboration with the Texas Medical Center and industry partners.

Application Procedures:

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, research plan and cover letter to:cellsignaling@uh.edu.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the positions have been filled.

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action:

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.