WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellow: Immunology

2 years ago(7/1/2016 3:06 PM)
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The Center for Immunobiology of the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) invites applications for Postdoctoral positions in immunology. The Center’s current focus is on the development and function of B cells in both human and mouse systems, and involves the study of B cells in specific disease states. Candidates sought include those with broad based research experience and expertise in cellular immunology, molecular biology, stem cell development, intracellular signaling, and/or flow cytometry/cell sorting.

Questions and inquiries can be sent directly to Thomas L. Rothstein, MD, PhD, Director of the Center for Immunobiology, tom.rothstein@med.wmich.edu or 269-337-4359. 


Primary responsibilities include direct involvement and participation in discovery-based research. Applicants should have an existing track record of research productivity and should be capable of working independently under the direction of a principal investigator. Successful individuals will have the opportunity to submit research proposals. The position may involve supervisory responsibilities involving research support staff.


Applicants should have completed a PhD in immunology, microbiology, biochemistry, pathology, or molecular biology.

PhD or MD or other terminal doctoral degree required. 

About the Center for Immunobiology


The Center for Immunobiology is new division within the medical school. The center is endowed with the very latest instrumentation to speed research discovery.  Core equipment includes BD Influx and Melody cell sorters, BD Fortessa and Thermo Fisher Attune flow cytometers, a Nikon confocal microscope, a QuantStudio 3D digital PCR cycler, a QuantStudio 3 RealTime PCR system, a Bio-Rad gel doc system, a CTL multi-spectral ELISPOT reader, a BioTek visible/fluorescence/bioluminescence microplate reader, a BioTek microplate washer, 2 speedvacs, several bacterial incubator shakers, and ultra-, superspeed, and cytospin centrifuges.  Three separate, fully equipped common rooms are outfitted for BL2, radioisotope, and tissue culture work.  Additional separate rooms house core equipment, freezers, and an X-ray developer. Support for the Center includes a flow cytometer/cell sorter/imaging core manager, an equipment specialist, and business and operations manager.


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, which ranks among the 50 largest colleges and universities and among the top 100 national public doctoral universities in the US, and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed was granted preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in 2012, and welcomed its inaugural class in August 2014. 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 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 $68 million renovation and expansion project including a state-of-the-art Simulation Center. In 2016, an additional $10 million expansion created two floors supporting clinical and laboratory research, and the Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus became part of the medical school. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in eight residencies and two fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for continuing medical education. The medical examiner’s office, staffed by medical school faculty from the department of Pathology, is accredited by the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME).


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.


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 veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug-and tobacco-free workplace.


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immunology, lymphocytes, B cells, antibody, immunoglobulin


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