Washington University of St. Louis Neurosurgery in St. Louis, Missouri

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Neurosurgery. The position is located at the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

The neurosurgery research laboratory of Dr. Ammar H. Hawasli in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Washington University in Saint Louis has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate. The postdoc will work on a study to investigate the reorganization of brain architecture and networks as biomarkers for spinal disorders. The long-term goals of the study are to develop therapeutics targeting brain reorganization in patient suffering from spinal disorders such as spinal cord injury.

The candidate should have a strong background in a range of functional neuroimaging approaches (e.g. structural brain magnetic resonance imaging, functional MRI and diffusion MRI). Previous experience in brain imaging research, computer programming and the Linux operating system is expected. You will join a multidisciplinary neurosurgery research laboratory, which has adjunct affiliations with the Departments of Orthopedic Surgery, Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience, and collaborations with numerous high-level scientists at Washington University.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in the field of biomedical engineering, neuroscience or computer science.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in brain imaging research, computer programming, machine learning and the Linux operating system is expected.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, conduct research and records findings.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Department Summary

Since 1919, the Washington University Department of Neurosurgery has had a strong tradition of clinical excellence, outstanding research and dynamic teaching. Our mission is to:

  • Provide patients with superior neurosurgical care
  • Train residents, fellows and scientists so that they can be leaders in the fields of academic neurosurgery and neurosurgical research
  • Conduct basic and clinical research to better understand the causes of neurological diseases so that we can apply this knowledge toward better diagnoses and treatments

Our neurosurgeons provide surgical care at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, ranked 11th in the nation for adult neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report in 2014, and at St. Louis Children's Hospital, ranked #5 in the nation by U.S. News for pediatric neurosurgery in 2014-2015.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

Applicant Special Instructions

Applicants should apply by sending a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references via email to:

Ammar H. Hawasli MD, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis, Missouri USA

Email: hawaslia@wustl.edu

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Inquiries may be made by email. General information is available at http://www.neurosurgery.wustl.edu/research/laboratories/hawasli-lab-461 and https://postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs/.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neurosurgery - 41518

Job ID: 41518

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular