Lab Chief--Associate Professor / Professor-Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Laboratory (BMRL)

Saint Louis, Missouri (US)
Commensurate with Experience
September 25 2020
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Full Time
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The Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is seeking a Lab Chief of its Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Laboratory (BMRL).  Research in the BMRL is directed toward the development and application of MR techniques and data analytics to provide a more complete understanding of the complex microstructure and biophysical and physiologic determinants that govern healthy and diseased mammalian tissues in vivo.  More than 40 faculty, trainees and research staff, who have developed extensive collaborations throughout the University, are pursuing this broad and diverse research portfolio.  The Lab Chief plays a critical leadership role in supporting and enabling the innovative use of MR techniques and the development and mentoring of eager MR scientists to advance the institution’s basic and clinical research missions.


Washington University provides faculty with generous benefits that include health, life and disability coverage, retirement and tuition assistance.  In addition to these competitive benefits, the university offers a variety of time off and quality-of-life programs.


We are a diverse group and wholly encourage diversity to reflect the rich community in which we live and serve. We are committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all individuals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or genetic information.


Basic Qualifications



  • PhD, MD, PhD or equivalent degree with emphasis in the physical sciences and/or engineering

  • Current faculty rank of Associate Professor or higher

  • Experience and skill with MR data acquisition and analysis and proficiency with MR hardware

  • Demonstrated scientific, management and technical leadership in the development and application of MR methods in biomedical research within a multi-disciplinary environment

  • Sustained success in obtaining extramural funding

  • Five or more years of experience leading a research group

  • Demonstrated success mentoring graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty

  • Outstanding communication, writing, and interpersonal skills

  • Experience developing and managing budgets

  • Experience in evaluating and purchasing MR equipment, and interacting/partnering with vendors


Special Instructions

Interested candidates should apply through this website and include a letter of interest in PDF format outlining their qualifications for the position, career goals and a curriculum vitae addressed to Dr. Richard L. Wahl, Elizabeth. Mallinckrodt Professor and Head


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Robert J. Gropler, MD, Chair of the Search Committee

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An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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