Opportunity Details

Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery


Commensurate w/Experience

WUSM Orthopaedic Surgery, Research Musculoskeletal Research Center


The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University is recruiting for new faculty to join our research program in the broad area of musculoskeletal diseases and medicine. This is a tenure-track position, with appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Preference will be
given to candidates with a proven record in musculoskeletal research. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, stem cells, genetics/genomics and epigenetics. Applicants should have an earned PhD as well as post-doctoral research experience in biomedical engineering, genetics, cell
and molecular biology or a related area of biomedical sciences. The Department currently has 10 laboratories specialized in bone, cartilage and spine biomechanics and biology ranging from developmental biology to genetic disorders to diseases such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and
degenerative disc disease.

The primary responsibility of the new faculty will be to develop an outstanding research program. Faculty are expected to establish an NIH-funded research program in an area that strengthens or complements existing programs in the Department, to participate in educational programs, and to
collaborate with other faculty in the Musculoskeletal Research Center. We offer competitive salary and start-up funding.

* Our labs are part of the Musculoskeletal Research Center, within new state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of the Washington University Medical Center.

* The MRC research community includes more than 80 faculty. The MRC supports core labs in imaging, biomechanics, histology and animal models, as well as robust enrichment and training program, supported in part by an NIH Core Center Grant (P30) and Training Grant (T32).

* The Department ranks 3rd in NIH funding among orthopedic departments in the U.S.

* We value a collaborative approach to science. Our faculty have joint appointments in one or more basic science or teaching departments: Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology and Physiology, Developmental Biology, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. Graduate students in our
laboratories come from the graduate programs of the medical school, the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS), and the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences.

* Our faculty direct research programs at the Shriners Hospitals for Children, St. Louis, and co-direct the Washington University Center for Regenerative Medicine.

*Washington University is located in St. Louis, Missouri, part of a metropolitan area of 2.8 million people. The University campuses are located close to residential neighborhoods, parks, gardens, and numerous arts and cultural organizations.

 Please visit our websites for more information:
•    Orthopaedic Surgery Research Labs: http://www.orthoresearch.wustl.edu/

•    Musculoskeletal Research Center: https://musculoskeletal.wustl.edu/

•     Department of Orthopaedic Surgery: https://www.ortho.wustl.edu/

•     WU School of Medicine: https://medicine.wustl.edu/

•     Center for Regenerative Medicine:       http://devbio.wustl.edu/REGMED/




Inquiries can be addressed to silvam@wustl.edu, Matthew J. Silva, Ph.D., Peterson Professor of
Orthopaedic Surgery, and Co-Director of the Musculoskeletal Research Center.

To apply: Please send a Cover Letter, CV, Research Statement and list of references to Mr.
Ian Koller (ian.koller@wustl.edu ). Review of applications will be done on a rolling basis, until the position is filled.
Washington University i   an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.


Mr. Ian Koller


(314) 454-8795


No end date


An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the university’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. 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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