Section Chief of Epidemiology and Population Sciences

Section Chief of Epidemiology and Population Sciences

Posting Date: 07/29/2021


Closing Date: 10/31/2021


Job Information/Description:

The Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston is seeking candidates at the Associate or Full Professor levels for the position of Section Chief of Epidemiology and Population Sciences. We seek academic researchers with a history of peer-reviewed funding and publications. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated prior leadership and mentoring skills and collaborative, multidisciplinary research. The position is tenure-track. Salary, start-up, and recruitment funds are highly competitive.
The Section includes 18 primary faculty and 6 secondary faculty. There is also an active postdoctoral training program that supports 6 post-doctoral fellows in Integrative Epidemiology. Research in the Section includes population-oriented research, behavioral epidemiology, genomic studies, animal models of complex exposures, and translational research. Expertise in cancer epidemiology, population health, precision medicine, health economics or survivorship are desired.
BCM is among the largest biomedical research institutions in the nation. The Department of Medicine is the largest department at BCM and has 14 Sections including 2 research dedicated Sections, and a large portfolio of research funding from the NIH, VA, and Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). The faculty have the opportunity to collaborate with geneticists, biologists, and clinicians at Texas Children’s Hospital, the Houston VA Medical Center, Baylor St. Luke’s Hospital, and Ben Taub Hospital. The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center has strong programs in the basic, population, clinical, and translational sciences. The Center for Precision Environmental Health Medicine and Human Genome Sequencing Center, Human Microbiome Center, and the Children’s Nutrition Research Center at BCM provide other resources for collaboration.



Additional Information:

To Apply:
Please email the following documents to Hashem El-Serag, MD, MPH [email protected]:
• Cover letter addressing candidate’s qualifications
• Curriculum vitae
• List of potential references (these will not be contacted without prior discussion)



Contact Information:

Hashem El-Serag, MD, MPH [email protected]