Department Head, Genetics

Employer
Washington University in St. Louis
Location
Saint Louis, Missouri (US)
Closing date
21 Dec 2022
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DEPARTMENT HEAD, GENETICS
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE IN ST. LOUIS
ST. LOUIS, MO

Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine is seeking a visionary and collaborative leader to serve as the Head for the Department of Genetics, a world-renowned, historic department where the study of genetics originated. Reporting to the Dean of the School of Medicine and a member of the Executive Faculty, the Head is a key member of leadership in the biomedical sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine (WUSM). 

The Department of Genetics is at the forefront of the rapidly developing field of genomic medicine. The evolution of sequencing technologies, genome engineering, automated cellular imaging, and mass spectrometry methods to rapidly perform proteomic and metabolomics studies, coupled with powerful computational tools, is revolutionizing the biological sciences. Investigators in the department are developing new methods of genomic analysis — including technology and software, epigenomics and copy number variation as well as studies of disease pathways using model organisms — to identify and study the genes responsible for human disease and treatment responses.

The Head will have the opportunity to increase collaboration across basic science and clinical departments; develop an ambitious faculty recruitment plan, particularly those with human genetics and computational or bioinformatic expertise; embed the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion across all department activities; build an engaged sense of community around a centralized location; and establish a plan to balance research foci within the department. The Head will have a dedication to graduate school education and development and a commitment to mentorship.

Washington University in St. Louis has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the recruitment of the Head of the Department of Genetics. Nominations, applications, and inquiries should be submitted online to Ariannah Mirick, Joanna Cook, and Ibaad Nazeer by clicking the apply button.

Washington University in St. Louis does not discriminate in access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or genetic information.

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