Postdoctoral Associate-Medical Engineering
Western Michigan University M.D. School of Medicine
A Postdoctoral Associate position is available in the Medical Engineering Program, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine (WMed), for a highly qualified and creative scientist with expertise in tissue engineering, conductive polymers and 3D bioprinting. The Postdoctoral Associate will be actively involved in advancing the ongoing projects as well as developing new hypothesis-based projects and will have the opportunity to work with researchers and clinicians. The candidate should be an independent thinker with the ability to troubleshoot challenging problems with innovative ideas.
The successful applicant must have a PhD or MD degree in Biological/Biomedical/Bioengineering/Chemical Engineering, Biomaterials, Regenerative Medicine or related disciplines. A strong publication track record is a must.
For this position, prior experience in the fabrication of electrically conductive scaffolds and the application of electrical stimulation to enhance stem cell behaviors will be required. In addition, applicants with experience in one or more of the following areas will be given preference: cell culture and molecular biology, flow cytometry, fluorescent microscopy, design and assembly of synthetic DNA constructs, CRISPR gene editing, next-generation sequencing, and basic bioinformatic analyses, microfabrication of lab-on-a-chip devices, and a strong interest and potential to conduct interdisciplinary research. Applicants with prior expertise in fabrication and physico-chemical characterization of biomaterials will be given highest preference.
Responsibilities: The postdoc responsibilities may include but not limited to development of innovative hypothesis driven projects, experimental design, execution, and analysis, manuscript writing and reviewing, grant writing, lab management, and providing mentorship to junior colleagues.
About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo’s two teaching hospitals, Ascension Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501©(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for inter-professional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.
Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. At the other end of the educational continuum, the Kalamazoo Ready 4s program ensures that every 4-year-old in Kalamazoo County has the opportunity to attend a high-quality pre-kindergarten program, regardless of ability to pay. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts. A similar initiative under the leadership of WMED Psychiatry to implement a Kalamazoo Comprehensive Mental Health Program that provides access to quality mental health services to all Kalamazoo residents is in progress.
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected
This position will remain open until filled and is renewable on an annual basis. Salary will be determined based on the experience of the candidate and NIH guidelines.
Interested and qualified applicants should apply online: https://careers-wmich.icims.com/jobs/1583/postdoctoral-medical-engineering-associate/job and by sending your CV, brief statement of interest and career goals, as well as three reference letters: directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. All other open positions are located on our main website at www.med.wmich.edu.