Opportunity Details

Department of Radiology

Radiological Sciences


Commensurate w/Experience

Biomedical Optics 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 in the physical sciences, engineering, or medicine for tenure-track faculty positions at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. We are seeking talented investigators to initiate or lead highly innovative research programs in Biomedical Optics. Major research areas of interest include, but not limited to, catheter-based imaging, endoscopy, sensor development, and implantable devices. The selected investigators will be encourages to establish viable collaboration with interventional radiologists in MIR as well as faculty in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. 

The selected candidates will be part of the Optical Radiology Laboratories (ORL), which is housed in the MIR. ORL consists of multiple principal investigators and over 60 students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and clinical fellows that provide a collaborative environment for diverse research initiatives. 

ORL investigators are pioneers in the development and clinical translation of molecular imaging probes, spectroscopy, imaging systems, new methods, and theranostic systems. Current areas of research include cancer imaging and treatment, optical neuroimaging, and imaging neuropathy, arthritis, inflammation, viral and bacterial imaging, imaging treatment response, and nanotechnology. 

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, Neuroimaging Informatics Analysis Center, 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 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 (1) a cover letter in PDF format addressed to Dr. Richard L. Wahl, Elizabeth E. Mallinckrodt Professor and Head of Radiology; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) a 3-4 page research statement describing accomplishments and future research. 

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology website:   www.mir.wustl.edu

For academic or research related inquiries about the positions, please contact Dr. Samuel Achilefu (achilefu@wustl.edu; 314-362-8599) or Dr. Joseph Culver (culverj@wustl.edu; 314-747-1341), Optical Radiology Laboratories. 

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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or genetic information. 

Samuel Achilefu




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