Opportunity Details

Department of Psychiatry



Commensurate w/Experience

Faculty Position - Neurogenomics and Informatics Center #1010568


The Neurogenomics and Informatics Center (https://neurogenomics.wustl.edu/), together with the Departments of Neurology, Genetics, and Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine is recruiting three faculties (tenure track) with experience in human statistical genetics, genomics or computational biology. Start-up packages and salary are competitive and commensurate with experience.


The Neurogenomics and Informatics Center mission is to leverage genetics and genomics to understand the biology of neurodegeneration, create novel prediction models and identify causal and druggable targets. The NGI is seeking exceptional PhD, MD/PhD, or MD faculty candidates in basic and/or translational genomics or computational biology with a focus in neurodegeneration. The successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally-funded research program, mentor Master's and PhD students and foster development of an equitable and diverse environment.


Specially we are looking with faculties with a focus on:

1-    Parkinson disease genomics

2-    Machine learning applied to human multi-omic data

3-    Single cell and spatial omics

4-     Functional genomics


The new faculty will join to a large, multi-disciplinary and collaborative environment that includes five faculties with expertise in genetics, genomics, multi-omics, machine learning, IPSC and animal models. The successful candidate will also become integrated into the university’s neuroscience and genetics communities that feature highly successful members, a collaborative atmosphere, and broad research interests. The NGI is associated with several highly ranked graduate programs. The candidate will enjoy access to the NGI’s shared equipment, data, biospecimens, and expertise, as well as to specialized centers and state-of-the-art cores throughout the school of medicine.


The candidate will hold a PhD in statistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, statistical genetics, medical statistics, mathematics, or similar, strong publication record and a well define research project(s).


Diversity at WashU... Diversity is a core value at Washington University School of Medicine and in the Department of Psychiatry. We are committed to building and sustaining inclusive and equitable working and learning environments for all students, staff, trainees, and faculty. We believe that building a diverse team enriches us individually and as a department by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. More details can be found here.

Applicants should submit a CV, ½ page description of their single-most important paper to date highlighting the novelty of the findings (accepted, published, or BioRxiv deposited papers only), 2-page research statement, and the names/contact information of 3 references.

Please send all requested material in one single PDF to neurogenomics@wustl.edu



Carlos Cruchaga



No end date

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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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