Join us as we continue advancing science and healthcare. The Genetics Department 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.

Fellow to Faculty Program

Call for applications

The Department of Genetics “Fellow to Faculty” program 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


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.

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

Egervari Lab

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate with previous training in any area of molecular biology, neuroscience, proteomics or genomics. We offer an excellent training environment in the lab and at WashU. This position will also provide outstanding opportunities to develop independent research projects at the intersection of translational neuroscience, epigenetics, and metabolism.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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. Our collaborative, multidisciplinary group studies the mechanistic basis of genetic abnormalities that result in neurodevelopmental, neuropsychiatric, or neurodegenerative disorders, with particular emphasis on the role of mitochondrial dysfunction and metabolic deficits in disease progression. To address these questions, we use a novel multi-omics approach that integrates high-throughput imaging and machine learning methods with CRISPR/Cas9 screens and saturation mutagenesis to answer central questions about the pathophysiology that results from genetic mutations in mitochondrial proteins, chromatin regulators, and metabolic enzymes. We interpret our experiments in the context of curated clinical phenotypes and validate key findings using banked patient samples. This opportunity requires the ability to visit St. Louis for potential interviews.


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.

Research Technician II

Dougherty Lab

We are seeking a motivated scientist to join our team in the Dougherty Lab at Washington University! This position includes conducting rodent behavioral analysis for NIH-, foundation-, privately-, and university-funded projects. The primary responsibilities of this role include collecting behavioral data, conducting preliminary data quality analysis, maintaining experimental mouse lines, and molecular assays for genotype determination. Additional responsibilities and opportunities include statistical analysis and data interpretation, and assisting the team to bring new behavioral assays online.

More positions may be found on individual lab sites.