Research Division Co-Chief (Tenure Track)

Saint Louis, Missouri
Commensurate with experience
February 17 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Department Pathology and Immunology

Division Laboratory and Genomic Medicine

Rank Associate/Full Professor

Title Research Division Co-Chief (Tenure Track)

Position Description

The Department of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine seeks an accomplished scientist to lead the broad portfolio of research activities in the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine (LGM).

The Division Co-Chief is responsible for research related strategic planning, faculty recruitment and development, leadership of the physician scientist training program (PSTP), and, in collaboration with the Clinical Division Co-Chief, manages financial operations, space allocation, infrastructure and personnel that support the Division. The Co-Division Chiefs report directly to the Chair and participate in all executive decision making for the Department.


Established in 1969, the LGM Division has a long and exceptional history in clinical laboratory service, research, and education. Beginning in 2016, Division leadership separated into clinical and research Co-Chiefs to address the growth and complexity of both disciplines.  Investigator track faculty are national leaders in microbiome, DNA repair, host-pathogen interactions, immunobiology, cancer genomics and epigenetics, and computational pharmacology. Translational research collaborations with clinical faculty are highly encouraged and supported. The PSTP recruits outstanding physician-scientist trainees who contribute to the strength and diversity of the Division’s investigative endeavors. The Department of Pathology and Immunology and the School of Medicine provide outstanding opportunities for collaborations and access to specialized centers and state-of-the-art cores.

Basic Qualifications

We are seeking an academic leader with a strong record of individual scholarship, collaborative leadership, research program development and educational excellence combined with experience in academic research administration and mentoring faculty. Qualified candidates with an MD, MD/PhD, PhD or equivalent degree are encouraged to apply. Washington University is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.




Application Instructions

Please submit a current CV and up to two-page personal statement of interest in a single PDF to the Washington University faculty opportunities site:

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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.