Working at the School of Medicine

Family care options, a culture of innovation, and competitive benefits including tuition and health help make the School of Medicine a Smart Place to Work.

Home to one of the top medical schools in the country, Washington University in St. Louis is also consistently ranked among the best places to work in St. Louis.

The university’s Medical Campus is tucked into St. Louis’s eclectic Central West End neighborhood and also adjacent to Forest Park, where miles of multi-use trails wind around many of the most treasured attractions in St. Louis. The 164-acre campus also includes state-of-the-art medical facilities, a MetroLink stop, and options for dining, fitness and childcare.

Most importantly, faculty and staff at the School of Medicine enjoy a rewarding work environment that encourages independence, boldness and originality of thought. We put great emphasis on hiring, training and retaining employees because we recognize that they — our people — are our greatest asset.

A Smart Place to Work

Since its founding in 1891, the School of Medicine has been a leader in improving human health throughout the world. This rich tradition of innovation is only one of the reasons the school is among the best places to work in St. Louis. Here are a few more:

Diversity Welcome. We select staff members who reflect the diversity of the community we call home, and we promote an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all people. We respect the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of each individual. By continuously challenging ourselves to create a climate of mutual respect in the workplace, we empower each other and encourage teamwork to benefit those we serve. CLIMATE OF MUTUAL RESPECT »

Time for Wellness. Employees—including new hires—have 22 vacation days in addition to paid holidays and sick days. Faculty and staff are also encouraged to participate in wellness initiatives and take advantage of family care options. WORK-LIFE BALANCE »

Excellent Benefits. Benefit packages for eligible employees include health, vision and dental coverage, tuition assistance, retirement savings, health savings account options and more. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS »

Lifelong Learning. Employees develop their talents and skills not only through intellectually stimulating work experiences, but also training and other professional development opportunities.LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT »

Getting to Work. Access to public transportation, area expressways, bike routes and car-sharing programs make it easy for employees across the St. Louis region to get to work. Employees also receive free Metro passes.TRANSPORTATION SERVICES »

Healthier Planet. With ambitious goals for greenhouse gas reduction and LEED building certification, the university also encourages employees to take the sustainability pledge and participate in the Green Offices program. SUSTAINABILITY AT THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE »

All the Extras. Employee perks include access to home-buying assistance, staff discounts, Metro passes and more. Employees may also attend lectures and events held on both the Medical and Danforth Campuses. UNIVERSITY SERVICES & PERKS »

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