Opportunity Details

Department of Genetics



Commensurate w/Experience

Tenure Track Faculty Positions, all academic levels, Department of Genetics

The Department of Genetics is recruiting investigators at all academic levels. Individuals with research programs in any area of genetics/genomics are encouraged to apply. The department has historic strength in human genetics, model organism biology, epigenetics and gene regulation, technology development, and computational biology. The department is also home to the McDonnell Genome Institute, one of the largest academic genome centers in the country and a key player in producing the first human genome sequence, the first cancer genome sequence, several surveys of human genetic diversity, and the ongoing human pangenome project.

These positions offer superb scientific resources in a collegial department with access to sequencing and genomic analysis for research and clinical samples, high-performance computing, genome engineering, and induced pluripotent stem cell technologies. Department faculty members have extensive interactions with most departments at the University and with the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders, the McDonnell Genome Institute, the Intellectual and Developmental Disability Research Center, the Siteman Cancer Center, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Studies, and the Institute for Informatics, among others. In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of modern genetics, there is the potential for joint appointments with other departments, including, Computer Science & Engineering, Developmental Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Neurology, Psychiatry, Pathology & Immunology, Pediatrics, and others.

Candidates should possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline.

To apply, please submit:

Cover letter (1 page)


Combined Research/Teaching Statement (1 page past research, 1 page research plans, and 1 page teaching statement)

Commitment to diversity statement (1 page)

Contact information for three references (Your references will receive an email from our system automatically, requesting the letter of support, if you check the box indicating it is OK for us to contact them.)

All materials received by December 1, 2023, will be considered by the search committee; applications thereafter will be considered on a rolling basis.

* This online system does not automatically generate a confirmation that your application has been submitted. The recruitment coordinator reviews the online system regularly and will confirm receipt.


Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

Genetics Search Coordinator



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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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