Opportunity Details

Internal Medicine

IM - General Medical Sciences


Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor of Medicine

This position is affiliated with the Institute for Informatics located on the Washington University School of Medicine Campus.

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

The Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) has created the Institute for Informatics (I2) to provide an academic and professional home for informatics science and practice. I2 invites applications for multiple tenure-track academic positions in the area of Translational Bioinformatics (TBI) at the assistant and associate professor levels.  Each position associated with this announcement will be jointly appointed with one or more appropriate departmenst at WUSM.  This will serve to embed informatics faculty among leading researchers and clinicians, and foster collaborative informatics research across WUSM.

The ideal applicant will support and enable with goals of I2 by:

(1) establishing an innovative, funded research program in Translational Bioinformatics,

(2) contributing to a strong academic environment for informatics at WUSM, and

(3) contributing to a strong educational program at the I2, which will include a MS and PhD program in Biomedical Informatics.

In addition, and if desired, responsibilities can include direct patient care, the supervision and teaching of residents, fellows, and medical students.

Institute Summary

The fields of healthcare and life sciences are experiencing a fundamental shift toward transdisciplinary, integrative, and data-intensive approaches to research. These developments, coupled with the use of information technology platforms, are helping transform healthcare, achieving greater value alongside improved outcomes and safety. The complex data, information, and knowledge needs associated with these changes requires a comprehensive approach to biomedical informatics research, education, and practice.

The institute engages in innovative research, workforce development, and informatics service delivery, targeting a variety of critical areas of need, including:

  • The integration and dissemination of heterogeneous data, information, and knowledge resources
  • Computational approaches to the interpretation of bio-molecular, image, and clinical phenotypes to inform precision medicine
  • The acceleration of clinical and translational research through the systematic management of study protocols, data resources, and analytical pipelines
  • The creation of learning healthcare systems in which cyclical evidence generation and application becomes integral to care delivery
  • The use of ubiquitous computing and sensing technologies capable of facilitating population health monitoring and intervention strategies
  • Methodological and technical approaches to enable and enhance research reproducibility and rigor

Salary Range

Compensation and startup packages are competitive, and will be appropriate to the candidate's qualification and training.


Individuals hired into these positions will receive full access to Washington University faculty benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children
  • Free Metro Link/ Bus pass
  • Free Life Insurance
  • Health, Dental, Vision
  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Flex Spending Plan
  • Other Benefits

Further details can be found regarding benefits on the Washington University Human Resources website (http://hr.wustl.edu/)

Applicants to the Assistant Professor positions must have an exceptional publication record and a clear plan for high significance, innovative and fundable research. Applicants to the Associate Professor positions must have a strong record of funding for their research programs in addition to an exemplary publication record. Applicants with interest in clinical service must have strong clinical and teaching qualifications.

The most competitive applicants will have a PhD (or equivalent) in biomedical informatics or related discipline (e.g., computer science, applied mathematics, biostatistics, computational biology, or genetics) with appropriate experience in applications in biomedical or health contexts. Candidates with a doctoral-level health degree (e.g., MD or PharmD) and post-doctoral experience in biomedical informatics (including clinical informatics fellowships) will also be considered favorably.

Research experience in TBI evidenced by funding and/or peer-reviewed publications related to the following areas are of particular interest:

  1. large-scale genome-phenome analysis,
  2. disease nosology incorporating genomic information,
  3. evolutionary history of disease genes,
  4. genomic decision support,
  5. drug discovery, development, or repositioning,
  6. machine-learning and pattern recognition in heterogeneous data sets
  7. data visualization
  8. medical image analysis and algorithm development
  9. medical natural language processing
  10. biophysical modeling of disease genes, mutations, and processes.

Applicant Special Instructions

Application materials to be submitted by applicants:

  1. Cover letter describing interest in the position
  2. Detailed curriculum vitae,
  3. Brief statement of current and future research, and
  4. Names of three referees.

Materials should be submitted to Cynthia Marich, Program Manager, Institute for Informatics at cmarich@wustl.edu. 

Cynthia Marich


(314) 454-8574



An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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