The department has a strong track record of supporting highly successful careers at every stage. What’s our secret? A powerful combination of our supportive culture, abundant resources and comprehensive biomedical expertise.

The department is excited to welcome new faculty at any phase of their careers — from those just starting out to those at the mid-stage or senior levels. And although we’re well known for our research, we gain strength from a faculty with diverse professional interests and expertise. So whether you’re interested in research, clinical medicine, teaching, entrepreneurship or a mix, there’s a place for you here. 

“You probably know that WashU is a research powerhouse. But what truly sets us apart is our unique culture of collegiality and collaboration. It’s what lured me here from the East Coast 25 years ago, and it’s what makes my work fun and exciting every day. I invite you to consider making our truly exceptional department your new professional home.”

Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD, Head, Department of Neurology
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed an approach to estimating when a person with no cognitive symptoms will start showing signs of Alzheimer’s dementia based on data from brain scans and the person's age.

Clinical environment

A large, diverse patient population and comprehensive strengths make WashU an enriching place to practice medicine.

Nicolas Barthélemy, PhD, an assistant professor of neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, loads a sample into a mass spectrometer. Barthélemy uses mass spectrometry as part of his work at the university’s new Tracy Family SILQ Center for Neurodegenerative Biology. The center was established to help researchers discover, study and validate biomarkers of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, with a goal of identifying new drug targets and creating better diagnostic and prognostic tests.

Research environment

WashU offers a staggering breadth and depth of expertise across biomedicine and excels in multidisciplinary collaboration.


  • Numerous funding resources support your career development, including intramural and extramural grants. 
  • K Awards: We support our junior faculty in achieving among the nation’s highest rates of success in receiving NIH K Awards.
  • Outstanding doctoral trainees enrich your lab environment. WashU is home to one of the nation’s largest MD/PhD programs and a top-10 PhD program in neuroscience (U.S. News & World Report.

Our culture is what sets us apart.

At WashU, collaboration is the norm, colleagues are your friends, and guidance is abundant.  

Mentorship and growth

  • At WashU, it’s not sink or swim. Mentorship is baked into our culture. We purposefully help faculty find the resources and guidance they need to find their path and succeed.   
  • Protected time for research allows you to explore your interests and develop a focus.
  • Faculty are promoted from within. Once you join our team, you’ll have a rewarding path forward.

“Junior faculty are better supported here than at any other neurology department in the country.”

Eric Landsness, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology

Living in St. Louis

There’s a reason why we draw people from both coasts. St. Louis is a fun, affordable, livable city that’s perfect for singles, families, sports fans, foodies, outdoor adventurers and music lovers.  

Interested in joining our team?

We invite you to contact us at to inquire about current openings or to learn more about our department.

For current job listings, please visit the WashU Faculty Opportunities website.