Opportunity Details

Department of Neurosurgery


Associate Professor

Assistant Professor / Associate Professor – Tenure Track Faculty Position – Brain tumor Immunology

Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM), the Brain Tumor Center (BTC), and the Alvin J. Siteman Comprehensive Cancer Center in St. Louis invite applications for new faculty positions.  Primary appointments will be on the tenure track within the Department of Neurosurgery, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful candidate will develop and lead a vibrant, independent, collaborative, and cutting-edge research program and share our commitment to undergraduate and graduate education by supervising post-doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate research and teaching courses. The applicant’s research program should be broadly focused on brain tumor immunology, including but not limited to the fundamental understanding of T cell and myeloid cell biology and tumor immune evasion; synthetic biology; immunometabolism; immunogenomics; and vaccine development.  

Over the last decade, WUSM has markedly expanded its brain tumor program and currently has over 25 clinicians from neurosurgery, neurology, medical, and pediatric oncology, radiation oncology, and pathology focusing on the care of brain tumor patients, along with at least 10 NIH-funded researchers who investigate various aspects of brain tumor pathophysiology and therapeutics. In FY20, this brain tumor investigator group had over $7 million in NIH funding and led more than 20 active brain tumor clinical trials. The newly established Brain Tumor Center at Siteman Cancer Center is the epicenter for the clinical care of patients with malignant brain tumors, brain metastases, and benign brain tumors. It is a focal point for the most innovative and cutting-edge research for benign and malignant brain tumors across the medical center.

WUSM is a global leader in a wide range of frontier research arenas across its basic science and clinical departments. WUSM has deep research strengths in the rapidly evolving area of immunology and is also leading the way in imaging research and high-speed comprehensive genomic and epigenetic research. Furthermore, with the unique size and breadth of neurosciences at the university, there is a wealth of opportunities for collaboration both within the School of Medicine and across the campus. The successful applicant will build on the campus-wide excellence in basic immunology, neuro-immunology, and tumor immunology to develop a world-class brain tumor immunology program.   

Candidates are expected to have had graduate training in immunology or cancer immunology and a Ph.D., MD, or an equivalent degree in the field of immunology, biology, chemistry, physical sciences, or an engineering field. We are interested in candidates who are committed to and will contribute to our goals toward diversity and inclusion.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a research statement (2-4 pages). In addition, candidates should provide a statement on diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past and current contributions and their vision and plans in these areas.  Application materials should be submitted in PDF format, addressed to the BTC Search Committee, and sent to: BTCsearch@wustl.edu. In addition, applicants should indicate the names and contact information of three referees who will provide letters of recommendation on their behalf. 

Application screening will begin on April 1st, 2022. 

Questions should be emailed with the subject header “BTC Faculty Search Question” to BTCsearch@wustl.edu. 


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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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