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Assistant Director of Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Infectious Diseases

The Department of Pathology & Immunology and the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis are seeking an Assistant Director of Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Infectious Diseases for the clinical microbiology laboratory at Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH). BJH is a 1250 bed tertiary care hospital that serves a diverse patient population, including oncology, surgical, and transplant services. In addition, the clinical microbiology laboratory provides services for other hospitals in the BJC HealthCare System, including St. Louis Children’s Hospital and several community hospitals.

The clinical microbiology section in the Department of Pathology & Immunology is fast-paced and dynamic, home to faculty with diverse clinical and research interests, and has a long record of innovation, research, and scholarship. The BJH Microbiology Laboratory is located in a newly constructed state-of-the art facility, equipped with laboratory automation for bacteriology, extensive space and instrumentation for molecular diagnostics, and MALDI-TOF MS. The laboratory delivers services in bacteriology, antimicrobial susceptibly testing, mycobacteriology, parasitology, mycology, virology, and molecular diagnostics.

Clinical duties will include participation in medical director oversight of all areas of the clinical microbiology lab, including test development and quality programs, with a special focus on implementation of molecular infectious disease testing and mycobacteriology. The successful applicant will work closely with the Division of Infectious Diseases and other clinical services. The Department of Pathology & Immunology at Washington University is home to a CPEP accredited fellowship program in Clinical and Public Health Microbiology. Instruction and training of Microbiology Fellows is an important component of this position. Additional responsibilities will include education of infectious disease fellows, pathology residents, medical students, and medical technologists. In addition, the individual will participate in clinical, translational, and/or basic science research activities.

Candidates must possess a M.D. and/or Ph.D. and be board-certified or board-eligible in clinical microbiology and/or medical microbiology (ABP-MM or ABMM). A successful candidate will have experience in validation and implementation of new laboratory methods, excellent interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for teaching, and a collaborative attitude. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and personal statement of professional goals to:

Carey-Ann Burnham, Ph.D., D(ABMM), F(CCM), F(IDSA), F(AAM)
Professor of Pathology & Immunology, Molecular Microbiology, Pediatrics, and Medicine
Vice Chair for Faculty Mentoring & Advancement
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S Euclid Ave, Campus Box 8118, St. Louis, MO 63110




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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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