Join us as we continue advancing science and healthcare. The Department of Genetics at Washington University School of Medicine is one of the highest ranking in the world and we invite you to explore exciting career opportunities within our prestigious team.

Featured Positions

Tenure-track Faculty Positions

The Department of Genetics is recruiting investigators at all academic levels.

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.

The Dean’s Fellow to Faculty Program

Call for applications

The Dean’s Fellow to Faculty Program in the Department of Genetics at Washington University School of Medicine rewards outstanding graduate student or early-stage postdoctoral researchers in genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, or computational biology with the opportunity to create an independent research agenda in anticipation of joining the Genetics Department as an Assistant Professor on the tenure-track.

Job Openings

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Egervari Lab

Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available immediately in the Departments of Genetics and Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics at the Washington University in St. Louis. Multi-disciplinary research in the Egervari Lab focuses on the emerging area of metabolic-epigenetic interactions in the brain, particularly in the context of substance use disorders and neurodegeneration. We utilize cutting-edge proteomic, metabolomic and genomic approaches, including on the single cell level, to understand how metabolites influence chromatin and gene expression in the brain.

Bioinformatics Research Analyst

Turner Lab

The Turner Lab is focused on the study of the genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and 9p minus syndrome. The computational activities include analysis of genomics datasets including those from novel genomic technologies, software design, and acceleration of computational workflows.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Meers Lab

We’re looking for passionate, accomplished PhD scientists keen to take their research to the next level in one of the areas of our lab’s expertise. We offer competitive pay and benefits and a stimulating, collegial scientific environment optimal for academic, industry, or other career aspirations. Prospective postdocs should send Dr. Meers a CV with references, a brief explanation of their scientific/professional goals, and a description of how they envision a postdoc with our lab will help achieve them.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Zhao Lab

Postdoctoral Research Associate position open in Dr. Guoyan Zhao’s laboratory ( ) in the Department of Genetics and Department of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine. The Zhao laboratory employs multiple cutting-edge technologies in genomics and computational biology to investigate the development and function of mammalian brains in the context of human health and disease. Current areas of interest include applying single-nucleus RNA-sequencing and spatial transcriptomics/proteomics technologies on human brain with the goal of understanding disease pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease (AD), Parkinson disease (PD), and Lewy body diseases (LBDs).


Research Assistant – Genetics

Turner Lab

This Research Assistant position, under the supervision of Dr. Tychele Turner, is an exceptional opportunity to contribute significantly to cutting-edge research on neurodevelopmental disorders. This role is uniquely designed to encompass a comprehensive approach, integrating both wet-lab and dry-lab methodologies. The ideal candidate will possess a well-rounded skill set, with at least a moderate level of proficiency in both domains, ensuring the ability to navigate and contribute effectively to the diverse aspects of the research process.


Wang Lab

A subgroup of Dr. Ting Wang’s lab led by Dr. Daofeng Li in the Department of Genetics and The Edison Family Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology at Washington University School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated Bioinformaticist to develop new data visualization techniques in the WashU Epigenome Browser platform.

We are looking for candidates with a strong background in bioinformatics, computational biology, and/or web development with excellent critical thinking, data management, and programming skills. Candidates must have experience in HTML, CSS and JavaScript/TypeScript. Full stack web development skills will be very beneficial.

This is a hybrid position with the flexibility of additional days on campus as needed for special projects. The Wang Lab is located is located in the Central West End of St. Louis, a vibrant neighborhood adjacent to major cultural institutions.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

The laboratories of Dr. Jeff Milbrandt and Dr. Rob Mitra

The laboratories of Dr. Jeff Milbrandt and Dr. Rob Mitra invite highly motivated candidates to apply for positions as joint postdoctoral fellows in the Department of Genetics and McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis. These fellows will develop research programs in Personalized Medicine aimed at revealing the pathogenic mechanisms of disease-associated variants via monitoring phenotypic changes of genetically perturbed iPSC-derived neurons and glia.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Milbrandt Lab

We invite highly motivated candidates to apply for positions as postdoctoral fellows in the laboratory of Dr. Jeff Milbrandt in the Department of Genetics at Washington University in St. Louis. Our primary goal is to unravel the mechanism of axon degeneration and its role in neurodegenerative disease. Many of our projects are pursued collaboratively with the Aaron DiAntonio lab and focus on how defects in NAD homeostasis alter disease progression in peripheral neuropathy, ALS and retinal degenerative disorders.

More positions may be found on individual lab sites.