Opportunity Details

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology



Commensurate w/Experience

Faculty Position - Gynecologic Oncology/Center for Reproductive Health Sciences (CRepHS)

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Division of Gynecologic Oncology invite applications for full-time, investigator-track faculty positions at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (or equivalent). Outstanding individuals with a track-record in basic/translational gynecologic cancer research with a focus on ovarian cancer research are encouraged to apply. Physician-scientists are highly encouraged to apply.

Application review starts immediately and will continue on a rolling basis. We offer competitive start-up funding, well-designed laboratory space in continuity with two physician-scientist run ovarian cancer research laboratories. The applicant will have direct access to outstanding core facilities in the Center for Reproductive Health Sciences and biorepositories for basic and translational research opportunities, as well as close collaboration with active clinical research opportunities within the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. In addition, the applicant will also have access to outstanding resources at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) and at the Siteman Cancer Center, the comprehensive NCI-designated cancer affiliated with WUSM.

The Center for Reproductive Health Sciences was established as a hub for outstanding translational research in reproductive health at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) under the auspices of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Our mission is to increase and enhance research in reproductive sciences, identify the most critical areas of reproductive health research, and facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations to fill in the knowledge gap. We aim to enhance educational opportunities in reproductive sciences and establish a thriving community of reproductive science researchers at Washington University. Our research is enhanced by a highly collaborative environment within the School of Medicine. The Center is well positioned to undergo substantial growth under new leadership. Additional information about the Center can be found at: https://reproductivesciences.wustl.edu/.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology includes over 50 full-time faculty members organized in the following divisions: General Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Ultrasound, Family Planning, Basic Science, and Clinical Research. In 2021, the Department was ranked 8th in NIH funding among all obstetrics and gynecology departments at US medical schools as reported by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. More information: https://obgyn.wustl.edu/.

Clinical responsibilities include care for gynecologic oncology patients in the St. Louis metropolitan area.  As the largest gynecologic oncology program in the Midwest, the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine has a full continuum of services available to treat women with gynecologic malignancies, including cancer of the cervix, endometrium, fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, vagina and vulva. Specialists here see almost 650 new gyn oncology cases each year and manage more than 10,000 outpatient visits annually. The team is nationally recognized for its expertise in patient care and research. In 2018, a brand new state of the art operating facility opened in coordination with the new academic and clinical office space.  Surgeries are performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a major academic hospital, as well as other community hospital in St. Louis.

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE IN ST. LOUIS: Founded in 1891, WUSM embraces the traditional three missions of teaching, research, and clinical care and has, in recent years, taken increasing responsibility for community engagement, assuring healthcare service across the entire population of the metropolitan region, including people who are historically underserved. The School has 2,603 faculty members and 8,972 staff. WUSM enrolls approximately 1,400 students and offers nationally recognized master’s and doctoral degree programs in medicine, biomedical research, allied health professions, and clinical and population research. Washington University also operates one of the nation’s largest MD/PhD programs, dedicated to educating the next generation of physician-scientists. The School is unique in having a Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS).The DBBS is a graduate education consortium of the School of Medicine, the School of Engineering, and the College of Arts & Sciences. It is among the oldest and largest programs of its kind, and its interdisciplinary, individualized approach serves as a national model. With extraordinary distinction in the life sciences and biological sciences, WUSM was recently ranked 4th in the nation in NIH funding, and leads research globally in a wide range of frontier research arenas across all of its basic science and clinical departments.

Eligible candidates should hold degrees equivalent to MD or PhD. Faculty will be expected to establish a dynamic, interactive, extramurally-funded research program.  Duties also will include teaching medical students, residents and fellows, as well as other scholarly activities as assigned by the Department.


After completing the online application process, please submit the following documents in PDF format addressed to Dr. Premal Thaker (thakerp@wustl.edu):

- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of research accomplishments and future research goals
- Names and contact information for three referees

Premal Thaker




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