WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Researcher-Zhang Lab

Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/9/2021 10:14 AM)
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We are seeking highly-motivated postdoctoral researchers to join Dr. Yu Zhang’s lab at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.


The focus of the Zhang lab is to identify mechanisms that promote antibody diversification and suppress associated oncogenic lesions in B lymphocytes. Antibody diversification generates the numerous antibodies in human body and plays a pivotal role in protecting us from infectious diseases and cancer. Abnormal antibody diversification underlies diseases ranging from immunodeficiency to autoimmunity and contributes to oncogenic translocations in various leukemias and lymphomas. The Zhang lab is particularly interested in how chromatin status and genome architecture collaboratively contribute to the protective and pathogenic effect of antibody diversification. The projects will employ cell line and mouse models with a variety of state of art approaches, including CRIPSR/Cas9 mediated genome manipulation and various next generation sequencing techniques.  


Funded by NIH, the postdoc fellows will lead the projects and have the opportunity to closely collaborate with experts in immunology, molecular biology and bioinformatics.


For more information, please check Dr. Zhang’s website and recent publications at:



Qualified applicants should have: 

  • PhD degree in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Immunology or related biological science fields.
  • At least one first-author research paper on peer-reviewed journals.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A starting bonus will be provided to facilitate relocation.


If you are interested, please contact Dr. Zhang (yu.zhang@med.wmich.edu) with the following materials: 

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter with description of research interest and accomplishments.
  • Contact information of three references.

Interested and qualified applicants should also apply online at https://careers-wmich.icims.com/jobs/1724/post-doctoral-researcher-zhang-lab/jobAll other open positions are located on our main website at www.med.wmich.edu.

About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) is an exciting environment to pursue and academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching health systems, Ascension Borgess 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. Building upon the $100 million foundational gift in 2011, WMed received a philanthropic commitment of $300 million to support the mission of the medical school in June 2021. WMed contributed to the creation of 1,600 new jobs and an economic impact of $353 million in Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties in 2020.


WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Higher Learning Commission. WMed offers a comprehensive, innovative four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program and two Master of Science degree programs in Biomedical Sciences and Medical Engineering. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in 10 residencies and five fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. To support its mission to educate and inspire lifelong learners, WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.


WMed Health is the clinical practice of the medical school with more than 300 providers offering comprehensive primary care and specialty services in several locations throughout Kalamazoo, Portage, and Battle Creek. The Department of Pathology faculty serve as the Office of the Medical Examiner for counties throughout Michigan and northern Indiana.


The W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo serves as the primary educational facility with faculty and administrative offices, student study and social spaces, team-based learning halls, a state-of-the-art Simulation Center accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, basic science research labs, as well as toxicology and forensic pathology labs.


WMed is building upon Kalamazoo’s century-long foundation of drug discovery and medical device development with a strategic investment in clinical, laboratory, community, and educational research. The Center for Immunobiology, Center for Clinical Research, WMed ForenTox, Research Histology Lab, Innovation Center, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Human Research Protection Program contribute to the medical school’s advancement of knowledge through innovation and discovery. 


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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