Opportunity Details

Department of Neuroscience



Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Position in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The Department of Neuroscience and the Department of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine is currently recruiting an outstanding collaborative investigator in the field of magnetic resonance imaging in animals. Research in the Department of Neuroscience is housed largely in the new 600,000 sq ft purpose-built Neuroscience Research Building. Research in the Department of Radiology is housed largely in the Mallinckrodt Institute for Radiology, internationally renowned for its innovations in functional and structural MRI, PET and biophotonics.


We are now seeking a research-track investigator at the level of Assistant Professor to develop a thriving collaborative research program in MRI project design and analysis to hold a joint appointment between the Departments of Neuroscience and Radiology at Washington University.


The focus on fundamental neuroscience, outstanding research support facilities, and the depth, breadth and collegiality of our culture provide an exceptional environment to develop your research program. Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our Department highly values all our researchers, staff and trainees, and we provide an inclusive environment for people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We are dedicated to advancing diversity and inclusion, core values shared by the School of Medicine and the entire university. Facilitated by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Washington University School of Medicine, our Departments are enabling initiatives that promote diversity and ensure that the departments continue to be a welcoming place for everyone. 

Applicants should have a strong background in physics, engineering, neuroscience or a related field and hold a PhD. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in multi-modal MRI analysis in neuroscience with expertise in small and large animal imaging, including imaging of non-human primates (macaque and marmoset) and rodents. The ideal candidate will have expertise in both structural and functional MRI, and in applying and developing the most up-to-date techniques to data analysis. The candidate will work across both Departments, forming strong collaborations and fostering new projects between Neuroscience and Radiology. We are particularly interested in outstanding researchers who are both creative and collaborative with experience in hypothesis-driven research.

To apply, submit an application packet including a cover letter describing your interest in our Department, curriculum vitae, a research statement (of no more than 3 pages) at  https://facultyopportunities.wustl.edu/apply and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to neurosearch@wustl.edu c/o Professor Linda J. Richards, Head, Department of Neuroscience, and Professor Pamela Woodard, Head, Department of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110. The review of applications will begin on November 27, 2023. 




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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