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Membership Information

Membership Requirements

A person being considered for a formal appointment to the Houston Center for Biomaterials and Biomimetics must have an appropriate advanced degree, a permanent academic or research appointment with a qualifying institution in or affiliated with the Texas Medical Center, and must meet the stated qualifications.

An applicant must file an application form and other information requested.

Membership Process

Appointments are made by the director upon approval of the Center's Executive Committee and the dean.

Membership Titles (Core/Visiting/Adjunct members)

Senior Scientist:

  • A person that fulfills at least three of the following: 1) at least 15 years of research experience, 2) record of continuous research funding as principal investigator, 3) 100 or more peer-reviewed research publications, and 4) citation index of 200 of higher.

Scientist:

  • A person that fulfills at least three of the following: 1) 5-15 years of research experience, 2) research funding as principal investigator, 3) 40 or more peer-reviewed research publications, and 4) citation index of 50 of higher.

Investigator:

  • A person with demonstrated research interests that might be evidenced by 2-5 years research experience, several peer-reviewed research publications and/or participation as co-investigator in funded research.

Fellow:

  • A person with interest in research that does not fit into previous categories.  

 Visiting Status:

  • The term "visiting" will be applied to a title for a person who possesses a temporary academic or research appointment with a qualifying institution/or affiliated with the Texas Medical Center.

Adjunct Status:

  • The term "adjunct" will be applied to a title for a person who interacts with and supports the Center but does not qualify for another status.

Predoctoral or Postdoctoral Fellow:

  • A person participating in research in the Center or as a student in an academic program of a qualifying institution in/affiliated with the Texas Medical Center.

Term of Appointment

All appointments are made for three years and may be renewed based on merit if mutually agreeable to the director and appointee.