Washington University School of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Salary: In line with AAMC guidelines
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
2 openings available.
Faculty Positions in Molecular Microbiology
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
The Department of Molecular Microbiology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine is recruiting two faculty at the Assistant Professor level. We are particularly interested in scientists pursuing fundamental aspects of microbiology with an emphasis on host-pathogen interactions, emerging infectious disease, antimicrobial resistance, structural biology and women’s infectious disease. Applicants with bold new perspectives and ‘outside the box’ approaches, particularly those focused on interdisciplinary, collaborative research are strongly encouraged as are those from members of groups that are typically under-represented in science. Candidates working on infectious diseases related to women’s health would also be appointed to the Center for Women’s Infectious Disease Research. Washington University offers an intellectually exciting, collegial, and supportive environment with robust graduate and post-doctoral programs and extensive opportunities for interdepartmental collaboration and entrepreneurship. We are home to a uniquely broad and interactive microbial pathogenesis community that spans the university, supported by vibrant and integrated centers which further enrich the intellectual environment. Enhanced biocontainment (BSL3) laboratories and outstanding core facilities including genomics, small-molecule screening, imaging, Cryo-EM, mass-spectrometry, high-performance cluster computing and vivarium are available. In addition to developing a vigorous, cutting-edge, externally funded research program, teaching of graduate and professional students will be required.
All materials received by November 30, 2022, will be considered by the search committee; applications thereafter will be considered on a rolling basis. Candidates will be invited to visit Washington University Feb. 15-19, 2023, and participate in a research symposium on February 16. Inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates should possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline, and a strong publication record. To apply, please send a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, up to 3 selected publications, a 2-page description of planned research interests, a statement of commitment to diversity, and contact information for three references to: https://facultyopportunities.wustl.edu/apply/Posting/Detail/1010765.
WUMS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
About Washington University School of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology
Our mission is to understand the fundamental basis by which microbes multiply, interact with their hosts and cause disease, and to leverage that knowledge to facilitate the advancement of countermeasures against infection. We are committed to training a diverse cadre of scientists and clinicians as the next generation of leaders in the discipline of microbiology. We work closely with our clinical colleagues to advance and improve patient care through understanding microbial causes of disease and enhance transitions from bedside to bench to bedside.
We are a diverse group of students, fellows, and faculty supported by an exceptional network of staff that together constitutes a welcoming and vibrant community. The 16 primary faculty study bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites with an exceptionally strong focus on emerging and neglected diseases and antimicrobial resistance. We are located in state of the art facilities in the McDonnell Pediatric Research Building and the BJC Institute of Health building. The department maintains several laboratories equipped for the study of pathogens at biosafety level 3, an imaging facility, and a media preparation service. Additional state of... the art core facilities are available to us including the Washington University Center for Cellular Imaging.
We have close ties to several centers on campus, including the center for Women’s Infectious Disease Research (cwidr.wustl.edu), and a newly founded Vaccine Center.
With colleagues from Infectious Disease and Pathology and Immunology, we form a nidus for the Washington University Microbial Pathogenesis community that includes our thriving graduate programs in the Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences (dbbs.wustl.edu/divprograms/micro). We are also active participants in the Medical Scientist Training Program (mstp.wustl.edu).