Opportunity Details

Molecular Microbiology


Assistant Professor

Faculty Position in Microbial Pathogenesis Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

The Center for Therapeutics in Women’s Infectious Disease (http://cwidr.wustl.edu/) is seeking outstanding candidates for a TENURE-TRACK faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Molecular Microbiology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Ideal applicants will be creative scientists pursuing fundamental aspects of microbial pathogenesis using innovative combinations of genomics, genetics, cell biology, structural biology, computational biology, biophysics and biochemistry.  We especially encourage applicants with bold new perspectives and ‘outside the box’ approaches; specifically those who are motivated to create a high-impact research program focused on infectious diseases relevant to women, and to engage in interdisciplinary, collaborative research directed toward the development of novel therapeutic approaches. Previous experience in women’s health research is not a prerequisite.  We welcome applications from members of groups that are typically under-represented in science. Washington University offers an intellectually exciting, collegial, and supportive environment with robust graduate and post-doctoral programs and extensive opportunities for interdepartmental collaboration. Resources include outstanding core facilities for genomics, small-molecule screening, imaging, Cryo-EM, and high performance cluster computing, and BSL3 space including animal facilities.  Additional information can be found at www.microbiology.wustl.edu. Applicants should be committed to teaching graduate and professional students and establishing a vigorous, cutting-edge, externally funded research program. All materials should be received by October 15, 2018; applications thereafter will be considered on a rolling basis.

WUMS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.   Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline, postdoctoral training, and evidence of scholarly publications.




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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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