Assistant Professor in Computational Biology/Genomics

Washington University in St Louis
Job Location
Saint Louis, MO 63130
Based on credentials

full benefits 

Job Description

The Department of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level from candidates whose research employs computational and/or genomic-scale approaches to answer important biological questions.  We seek an innovative and accomplished scientist whose research program will complement and diversify existing departmental areas including epigenetics in plant/animal/microbial systems, developmental biology, and evolution.

 The successful candidate will have an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and is expected to establish an externally funded research program. Contributions to both undergraduate and graduate teaching and research mentoring are required. Duties will also include writing research publications, serving as a formal advisor to undergraduate students, and participating in departmental committees and university service.

 Washington University is committed to excellence through diversity, and we particularly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups.  Washington University is an Affirmative Action Employer


Qualifications include a PhD degree and strong research, mentoring and teaching credentials.   Competitive start-up funding, laboratory development resources and ancillary support commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and needs are available with this position.


How to Apply

Consideration of applicants will begin on October 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following materials in a single pdf file format: cover letter; current curriculum vitae; separate statements of research and teaching interests; and the names and contact information of three individuals who can serve as references upon request. Application materials must be submitted electronically to:

Questions regarding the search process should be directed to Douglas Chalker (, Chair of the Search Committee.


About Our Organization

Washington University in St. Louis is a private institution that was founded in 1853. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,336, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 169 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Washington University in St. Louis's ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 14.

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