WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

  • Postdoctoral Fellow: Immunology

    Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
    Posted Date 2 years ago(7/1/2016 3:06 PM)
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  • Overview

    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 a newer US medical school, 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, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. Planning for the new medical school began in 2008 and achieved full accreditation of the MD program by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in 2018, and candidate status for institutional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission in 2016.  The school welcomed its inaugural class in August 2014, and is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenue, research activity, tuition, and endowment income. The home of the new medical school includes the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Clinics, a modern 60,000-square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus, and a 350,000-square foot educational building in downtown Kalamazoo located on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus. The building, donated by MPI Research, underwent a $68 million renovation and expansion project, including a 24,000 state-of-the-art Simulation Center. In 2016, an additional $10 million expansion created two floors supporting clinical and laboratory research, and the medical school acquired the Innovation Center, a 69,000-square foot, purpose-built incubator and co-working space, located on the Parkview Campus.


    There are more than 200 residents and fellows in nine residencies and three 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.


    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.

    EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.


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