Opportunity Details

Department of Radiology

Radiological Sciences


Commensurate w/Experience

Neuroimaging Statistics Faculty Opportunities

The Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) in St Louis invites applications from outstanding Ph.D., D.Sc. and/or M.D. candidates for tenure-track faculty positions at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. We are seeking talented investigators to initiate and lead highly innovative research programs relevant to neuroimaging statistics and to collaborate widely with members of our neuroimaging community. Major research areas of interest include, but are not limited to:  

Large scale dataset statistics
Machine learning / deep learning 
Multimodal imaging analyses
Neuroimaging meta-analyses
Longitudinal modeling of brain and behavioral data
Brain-wide associations with behavior, genetics
Ecological Momentary Assessment 

The selected candidates will be part of the Neuroimaging Labs Research Center (NIL-RC). 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 individuals. The NIL-RC is housed in the MIR and consists of 25 principal investigators from 3 different departments (MIR, Neurology, and Psychiatry) and over 120 students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and clinical fellows. This structure provides a collaborative environment for diverse interdisciplinary research initiatives. NIL-RC investigators are pioneers in using neuroimaging tools (PET, MRI, fMRI) to ask fundamental questions about brain organization and metabolism, to explore typical and atypical development, aging, neuroplasticity and to determine the neurobiological underpinnings of disease-related change in mood, motor and cognitive functioning. Our faculty also have expertise in the fields of precision neuroimaging, functional connectivity, brain parcellation and methods for understanding and reducing movement artifacts. More information about the NIL-RC can be found here: mir.wustl.edu/nil-rc. The selected candidates will be encouraged to establish viable collaborations with faculty in the NIL-RC, across the neuroimaging community at Washington University and beyond. 

MIR is an international leader in future-driven education and groundbreaking research. MIR is deeply committed to distinction in teaching and learning and excellence in research, being consistently ranked one of the top Diagnostic Radiology Departments for NIH funding. It has a highly productive, extensive, and collaborative research program based on modern scientific disciplines. Faculty and trainees of MIR have access to world-class research support facilities including Center for High Performance Computing, Shared Data Storage, Central Neuroimaging Data Archive, Center for Clinical Imaging Research, Cyclotron Facility, MRI Facility and Pre-Clinical Imaging Facility, Optical Imaging Facility, and Siteman Cancer Center Core facilities, Center for Clinical Imaging Research, and the Center for Cellular Imaging.  Additional details about MIR and its research environment can be found at https://www.mir.wustl.edu/research.

WUSM is a world-class research-intensive academic health center that is consistently ranked among the nation’s most prestigious research-oriented medical schools. Additionally, it is nationally known for its attractive campus, which borders residential neighborhoods and one of the nation’s largest urban parks. St. Louis is consistently rated a Forbes most affordable city with vibrant music, food, and park scene, and has one of the fastest growing start-up communities with impressive accelerator and incubator services available through the Biogenerator, Cambridge Innovation Center, and Cortex Innovation District.

Eligible candidates will have Ph.D., D.Sc. and/or M.D. For each position, rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. It is expected that the applicants will have a strong track record of publications and success in external funding through grants and contracts. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a multi-disciplinary, rigorous, and extramurally funded research program interfacing with the MIR’s research labs, translational imaging facilities and WUSM.

Applicants should submit PDFs of (1) a cover letter addressed to Dr. Richard L. Wahl, Elizabeth E. Mallinckrodt Professor and Head of Radiology; (2) a 3-4 page research statement describing accomplishments and future research and (3) a curriculum vitae. 

Reviews of applications will begin November 1, 2022. For administrative questions about the application process please contact mir-faculty-search@wustl.edu. For academic or research related inquiries about the positions, please contact the Director of the NIL-RC, Dr. Tamara Hershey (tammy@wustl.edu). In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 31, 2023. Interviews may take place and offers may be made before the closing date, but all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration for an open position. The selection process is ongoing and will continue until all positions are filled.

Contact Email

MIR Websites:

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology - Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (wustl.edu)

Neuroimaging Labs Research Center - Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology - Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (wustl.edu)

Washington University provides faculty with generous benefits that include health, life and disability coverage, retirement, and tuition assistance.  In addition to these competitive benefits, the university offers a variety of time off and quality-of-life programs.

Tamara Hershey




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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