Washington University School of Medicine is a place for people who want to change the world. 

Our community includes recognized innovators in science, medical education, health-care policy and global health. We treat our patients and train new leaders in medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, both ranked among the nation’s best hospitals.

To support this robust community, the School of Medicine offers a wide range of fulfilling career opportunities for people who have a passion for helping others. 

Who we hire: scientists, accountants, electricians, business administrators, nurses, communications specialists, IT experts and more. We also provide mentorship training for those seeking to advance their career with us. 

We hope you will consider beginning your career or advancing it at WashU School of Medicine.

Why choose WashU School of Medicine?

Generous benefits
Benefits for eligible employees include health, vision and dental coverage, tuition assistance and reimbursement for eligible dependents, retirement savings, health savings account options and more. Staff are also encouraged to participate in wellness initiatives and take advantage of family care options. In addition to intellectually stimulating work experiences and tuition reimbursement, employees develop their talents and skills through workplace training and other professional development opportunities.

Our values
WashU is a place where people matter. We consistently rank among the best employers for diversity nationwide, according to Forbes. In intention, policy and action, we are deeply committed to building an equitable and inclusive community. We seek people from diverse backgrounds to join us in a supportive environment that encourages inclusion and creativity.

Our city
Call St. Louis home with our charming neighborhoods, vibrant cultural and culinary scenes, and plenty of fun for nature-lovers and urbanites alike – all packed into an incredibly affordable city.

Featured health-care careers at WashU

Basic Research and Grants Administration

WashU has an outstanding history of biomedical research in an environment that cultivates the best minds in science and medicine. As one of the largest recipients of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, WashU’s School of Medicine is among the nation’s most dynamic and robust research enterprises.

Search the job board by the “Basic Research” or “Research Administration” job family and by searching for specific titles, such as Research Technician, Research Assistant, Senior Research Technician, Staff Scientist, Research Opportunities, Grants Specialist or Grants Administration.

Clinical Research Studies

WashU is one of the largest clinical research enterprises in the St. Louis region providing leading-edge care advanced by clinical research studies. National and international clinical trials are offered in a variety of clinical fields such as oncology, neurology, infectious diseases, OB/GYN, pediatrics, emergency medicine, psychiatry, and others.

Search the job board by the “Clinical Research” job family and by searching for specific clinical research titles, such as Clinical Research Assistants, Clinical Research Coordinators, Raters or Clinical Trial Managers.

Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Work where the best in clinical care meets the latest in medical research. We offer a unique opportunity to combine medical research with patient care. Most clinical care jobs hold regular clinic hours — no nights or weekends — and all are within an environment characterized by innovation and excellence.

Search the job board by selecting “nursing” or “patient care support” in the Job family category or browse open positions that include staff nurses, nurse practitioners, research nurse coordinators and clinical nurse coordinators or medical assistants.

Medical Apprenticeship Program

WashU’s Medical Apprenticeship programs provide on-the-job training as you work as an employee toward earning a national credential of a medical assistant or medical administrative position. Our program is a yearlong program in which our apprentices are in the classrooms four hours a week for the first 12 weeks, while learning and working in a clinic the remaining 36 hours a week. Applicants are hired as patient care associates with benefits on day one and are able to climb the career ladder through their WashU career. 

Learn more online.