Opportunity Details

Molecular Microbiology


Assistant Professor

Faculty Positions in Microbial Pathogenesis, Tenure Track, Department of Molecular Microbiology

We are seeking outstanding candidates for multiple TENURE-TRACK faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Molecular Microbiology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Ideal applicants will be creative scientists pursuing fundamental aspects of microbial pathogenesis using innovative combinations of genomics, genetics, cell biology, computational biology and biochemistry. We especially encourage applicants with bold new perspectives and ‘outside the box’ approaches. We welcome applications from members of groups that are typically under-represented in science. Washington University offers an intellectually exciting, collegial, and supportive environment with robust graduate and post-doctoral programs and extensive opportunities for interdepartmental collaboration. Resources include outstanding core facilities for genomics, screening, imaging, and high performance cluster computing, and BSL3 space including animal facilities. Additional information can be found at www.microbiology.wustl.edu. Applicants should be committed to teaching graduate and professional students and establishing a vigorous, cutting-edge, externally funded research program.

Requirements include a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline, postdoctoral training, and a strong publication record.

Interested applicants must submit a Curriculum Vitae, selected reprints, and a 2-3 page description of current and planned research interests. In addition, applicants must include contact information for three referees who are willing to submit letters of recommendation on the applicant's behalf. Once an application is submitted, an email request for a reference letter will be sent by the Department of Molecular Microbiology to each referee listed with instructions on how to upload their reference letter. All materials should be received by November 1, 2016; applications thereafter will be considered on a rolling basis.

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An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

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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