Opportunity Details

Department of Medicine

IM - Infectious Diseases


Associate Professor

The Division of Infectious Diseases invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Department of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis (https://infectiousdiseases.wustl.edu/).  We are seeking candidates who have a strong record of research achievements and are taking creative approaches to investigate important questions in microbial pathogenesis and/or host defense. We welcome applicants focused on interdisciplinary, collaborative studies ranging from model systems to human studies that make use of genomics, genetics, cell biology, structural biology, computational biology, biophysics and/or biochemistry. Eligible candidates should hold degrees equivalent to MD or PhD. They will be expected to establish a dynamic, interactive, extramurally-funded research program. They will join an intellectually exciting, collegial, and supportive environment with extensive opportunities for interdepartmental collaboration. A joint appointment between the Departments of Molecular Microbiology, Pathology and Immunology, Cell Biology and Physiology, or others, depending on research focus, is possible. Available resources include biosafety level 3 (BSL3) facilities and many outstanding core facilities, including those for genomics, imaging, genome engineering, and Cryo-EM. Faculty will be eligible for membership in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences graduate training programs. Candidates who are qualified to attend as Infectious Diseases physicians would do so at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. A competitive start-up package will be provided.

Applicants from members of groups that are typically under-represented in science are strongly encouraged to apply. We encourage diversity to reflect the rich community in which we live and serve, and we are committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all.

Applicants should send one pdf document containing:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement (up to 3 pages describing current and future research interests)
  • Diversity Statement (up to 1 page describing commitment to fostering an inclusive environment)
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • Copies of up to 3 publications (Optional)

Please send applications to:  Michelle Potter; mpotter@wustl.edu


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An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

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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