The program in Medical Engineering of Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is recruiting laboratory-based research faculty. The medical engineering program focuses on high quality, translational, and entrepreneurial science and education and has established a new MS degree program based at the medical school in collaboration with medical school faculty in Orthopaedic Surgery and General Surgery, and faculty from the WMU College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. As a new program at the medical school, there are significant leadership opportunities.
Applicants with a track record of success in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine will have the opportunity to work closely with experienced clinical faculty in orthopaedic surgery and general surgery, and tenured faculty in engineering. The major responsibility is to develop and lead laboratory-based transational research that also supports graduate education. Newly renovated laboratory space, a full-service vivarium, human cadaver tissue resources, and startup support are provided with the expectation of the candidate becoming competitive as the principal investigator for extramural funding. Research interests could include basic science research in hard and soft tissue engineering, collagen hydrogels and other biocomposite materials, wound healing, and tissue regeneration, and stem cell proliferation and differentiation. An additional responsibility is to participate in education and provide supervised laboratory-based research activities for MS graduate students at the medical school as well as PhD students at Western Michigan University, postdoctoral trainees, orthopaedic surgery and general surgery residents, medical students, and WMU undergraduate students.
The medical school offers competitive salary and benefits. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with experience.
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 full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in February 2018 and candidate status by the Higher Learning Commission in 2016. The inaugural medical student class graduated in May 2018 after completing the innovative, patient-centered four-year CLEAR curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers or 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 is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for continuing medical education. 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 a state-of-the-art Simulation Center and two laboratory research floors. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with subsidized, low-cost laboratory, office and conference space, high quality 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.
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.