Opportunity Details

Department of Radiology

Radiological Sciences


Commensurate w/Experience

Infectious Disease Pre-Clinical Imaging Faculty


The Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (www.mir.wustl.edu) is seeking outstanding candidates to lead our newly developed Infectious Disease Pre-Clinical Imaging Program.  A small-animal biosafety level 3 (ABSL3) imaging laboratory has been recently custom renovated to support this program.  An MR Solutions 7-tesla MRI scanner has been delivered and will be installed in the ABSL3 lab by fall 2020.  The imaging suite will be further enhanced by the planned addition of PET and optical imaging capabilities.  The successful applicant will play a critical leadership role in advancing the institution’s basic and clinical infectious disease research efforts.

• PhD, MD or equivalent degree
• Demonstrated track record and expertise in infectious disease research
• Expertise in MRI, PET, and/or optical imaging
• Interest and experience in the development and application of infectious disease imaging tools
• Outstanding communication, writing, and interpersonal skills



MIR is one of the World’s leading radiology departments, supporting a comprehensive imaging infrastructure. It is consistently in the top ranks of NIH funding.  More details about MIR and its research environment can be found at https://www.mir.wustl.edu/research.

Washington University provides faculty with generous benefits that include health, life and disability coverage, retirement and tuition assistance.  In addition to these competitive benefits, the university offers a variety of time off and quality-of-life programs.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or genetic information.  We are a diverse group and wholly encourage diversity to reflect the rich community in which we live and serve. We are committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all individuals.

Interested candidates should include a letter of interest (PDF format) outlining their qualifications for the position, career goals and a curriculum vitae addressed to Professor Joseph J.H. Ackerman, Chair of the Search Committee.  For inquiries about the position, email Dr. Ackerman at ackerman@wustl.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Joseph J.H. Ackerman, Ph.D.



No end date

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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