Faculty Positions in Molecular Microbiology

Washington University School of Medicine

  • Academic Faculty - Tenured
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

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 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.

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/1010911

All materials received by November 30, 2023, 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. 14-18, 2024, and participate in a research symposium on February 15. Inquiries can be directed to spjwhelan@wustl.edu.

https://microbiology.wustl.edu/ Twitter: @WUSM_MolMicro


Education Requirement:
Consistent with AAMC guidelines
School of Medicine
Molecular Microbiology
Campus Box 8230
660 S. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis , MO 63110
Sean P.J. Whelan, BSc, PhD