Individuals with research programs in any area of genetics/genomics are encouraged to apply. The department has historic strength in human genetics, model organism biology, epigenetics and gene regulation, technology development, and computational biology. The department is also home to the McDonnell Genome Institute, one of the largest academic genome centers in the country and a key player in producing the first human genome sequence, the first cancer genome sequence, several surveys of human genetic diversity, and the ongoing human pangenome project.
These positions offer superb scientific resources in a collegial department with access to sequencing and genomic analysis for research and clinical samples, high-performance computing, genome engineering, and induced pluripotent stem cell technologies. Department faculty members have extensive interactions with most departments at the University and with the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders, the McDonnell Genome Institute, the Intellectual and Developmental Disability Research Center, the Siteman Cancer Center, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Studies, and the Institute for Informatics, among others. In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of modern genetics, there is the potential for joint appointments with other departments, including, Computer Science & Engineering, Developmental Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Neurology, Psychiatry, Pathology & Immunology, Pediatrics, and others.
Candidates should possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline. To apply, submit a cover letter (1 page), CV, a combined Research/Teaching statement (1 page past research, 1 page research plans, and 1 page teaching statement), and a commitment to diversity statement (1 page) to https://facultyopportunities.wustl.edu/apply/Posting/Detail/1010923. Names and contact information for three referees will be required during the application process. All materials received by December 1, 2023, will be considered by the search committee; applications thereafter will be considered on a rolling basis. Questions should be emailed to Genetics-Search2024@email.wustl.edu.