Opportunity Details

Orthopaedic Surgery

Assistant Professor

Research Assistant Professor, WUSM, Orthopaedic Surgery

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 Ms. Stephanie Simpson (s.simpson@wustl.edu ). Review of applications will be done on a rolling basis, until the position is filled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, protected veteran, or disability status.

Stephanie Simpson


(314) 747-3772


No end date

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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