Opportunity Details

Department of Medicine

IM - General Medical Sciences

Commensurate w/Experience

Associate Director for Research - Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics

Associate Director for Research (15% FTE):

The Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics at Washington University in St. Louis is seeking a clinical researcher to serve as “Associate Director for Research” (ADR). The ADR provides mentorship and oversight to research/clinical research faculty in the Department of Medicine.  The ADR helps to recruit, train, and retain junior faculty, including helping them develop applications for a career award, such as an NIH K23 (Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award) and may serve as their mentor.  The ADR provides oversight of research/clinical research faculty, principally pre-tenured researchers. The ADR facilitates timely submission of extramural grants by working as a liaison between researchers and grant administrators, including developing policies and timeframes for completion of grant materials and a repository of shared resources, such as descriptions of local resources that is included in grant submissions.  The ADR organizes monthly research seminars where faculty share their research, methods, best practices, and future visions.  The ADR is expected to spend 0.15 FTE as ADR with the remaining effort spent conducting independent research and other activities (teaching, mentorship, and/or clinical care) at Washington University and Barnes Jewish Hospital.

Division Faculty (85% FTE):

Faculty in the Division perform research in the broad areas of clinical epidemiology, health services, population health, research ethics, administrative data analysis, health decision-making, medical informatics, and health behaviors. Much of this research is conducted in collaboration with community partners, and faculty outside the Division. In FY22, Division faculty were Principal Investigators on 36 research grants, including 15 R01 grants totaling >$9M dollars, and were Co-Investigators on 48 grants totaling over $47M dollars.                                                                            

Successful candidates will have training in health services research, decision sciences, epidemiology, research ethics, informatics, or other areas relevant to our broad research mission.  Washington University is expanding its programs in health services and outcomes research, as well as in public health, presenting opportunities for researchers who can take advantage of existing institutional strengths.  We are seeking outstanding senior or mid-career investigators with established records of funding and impactful publications. 

Faculty members’ primary responsibility will be to conduct research supported by extramural grant funding with the remaining effort spent conducting independent research and other activities (teaching, mentorship, and/or clinical care) at Washington University and Barnes Jewish Hospital.

Benefits Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.

Diversity Statement

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.

Applicants to Assistant Professor positions must have an strong publication record and a clear plan for high significance, innovative and fundable research. Applicants to the Associate Professor positions must have a strong record of funding for their research programs in addition to an exemplary publication record.




Applicant Special Instructions

Application materials to be submitted by applicants:

  1. Cover letter describing interest in the position
  2. Detailed curriculum vitae
  3. Brief statement of current and future research
  4. Names of three referees



Richard Fair


314 454 8340




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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