Opportunity Details

Department of Pediatrics

Peds Genetics & Genomic Medicine


Associate Professor

Genetics and Genomics Research Associate Professor #1010494


The Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine is seeking a full-time, non-clinical faculty member with laboratory research program in lysosomal and autophagy disorders and Batten disease at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure in the Division of Genetics and Genomic Medicine.

The Division of Medical Genetics and Genomics is rapidly expanding. Our team includes eight medical geneticists, eight genetic counselors, three metabolic dieticians, and four pediatric nurse practitioners serving patients at one of the nation’s top-ranked children’s hospitals. Washington University is a leader in genomic sequencing, diagnosis and management of rare inherited conditions, and gene discovery. Washington University has ABMGG approved fellowship programs in clinical and medical biochemical genetics as well as laboratory genetics and genomics, and a training program in genetic counseling is in development. Our division also serves as a newborn screening center for both Missouri and Illinois, which includes lysosomal storage conditions in both states. We are a clinical site and model organism screening center (MOSC) in the NIH’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network. There are tremendous opportunities for personal and professional growth offered by a wide array of educational conferences, research opportunities, and collaborative clinical work.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Evolution and an active laboratory research program in lysosomal disorders, autophagy, and Batten disease (neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis).

St. Louis consistently ranks as one of the top places to live in the US with world-class museums, a wide range of arts and entertainment, and an abundance of parks, trails, and outdoor recreation. With a remarkably low cost of living for the comforts and attractions it affords, St. Louis has a small-town feel, but offers all the amenities you’d expect in a major metropolitan area.

 Ph.D. or M.D., Ph.D. Research expertise in lysosomal disorders, basic science of autophagy and lysosomal system, Batten disease/neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis

 Instructor or Higher


Patricia Dickson, MD



No end date

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