Making a Difference

The Department of Neurosurgery at Washington University aims to make a difference in the lives of our patients. To do so, we seek compassionate and dedicated people to work in our department.

Why work for WashU Neurosurgery?

The Department of Neurosurgery prioritizes respect, collaboration, and growth amongst our colleagues. We also offer unique and exceptional benefits. Although Neurosurgery is a small department, our resourceful employees have a reputation for consistently achieving high results.

  • Biannual Neurosurgery staff retreats
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities and career advancement
  • Location deferential provided to full time clinical and administrative staff members
  • Tuition support for you and your spouse/domestic partner after one year of service and dependent child college tuition assistance after 7 years (must be a current employee at time dependent is in college).
  • Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
  • Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.

Hear from our staff


“I chose Neurosurgery because I was drawn to the intellectual stimulation of working in a field that pushes the boundaries of understanding the intricacies of the human brain. I find fulfillment in playing a supporting role that allows pioneering neurosurgeons to focus on their lifesaving work. The fast-paced, detail-oriented nature of my role enables me to contribute the organizational talents to a vital medical specialty.”


“Working in a clinic setting with the doctors and nurses keeps you on your toes, but no matter how hectic it gets we remain committed to our patients.”


“I was interested in a career in the health field and was accepted into the WashU Medical Apprenticeship program and became a Medical Assistant. Since working in the department of neurosurgery, I was inspired to further my education. Today, I’m enrolled in the Pre-Nursing Program at the School of Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS), so that I can achieve my goal of obtaining a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN).”

Current Openings