The Center for Immunobiology at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine and its Director, Thomas L. Rothstein MD, PhD, invite applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. The Center's current focus is on the development and function of B cells in health and disease, and encompasses both human and mouse systems. Appointments will be in the Department of Investigative Medicine, within which the Center is located.
The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain an innovative and independent research program supported by extramural funding. Desirable qualifications include the potential for productive research interactions with faculty colleagues within the Center and the Department. The position offers a generous start-up package with competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits in a progressive environment.
Preference will be given to applicants with a recognized record of accomplishment as evidenced by scholarly publications in the field of immunology and demonstrated ability or strong potential to obtain extramural funding to support their work. Qualified applicants must have a PhD, MD or MD/PhD degree, and postdoctoral research training. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience.
About the Center for Immunobiology
The Center for Immunobiology is a 5 year old division within the medical school. The Center is endowed with the very latest instrumentation to speed research discovery. Common equipment includes 2 BD Influx sorters and a Melody cell sorter (in Class II containment hoods), BD Fortessa and Thermo Fisher Attune flow cytometers, a Nikon confocal microscope, a BioTek Lionheart automated microscope, an Applied Biosystems SeqStudio Sanger sequencer and an Illumina MiSeq sequencer, a 10XGenomics platform, a QuantStudio 3D digital PCR system, a QuantStudio 3 RealTime PCR cycler, a Bio-Rad FPLC system, a Bio-Rad gel doc system, a Bioruptor Plus sonicator, a 4D-Nucleofector, a CTL multi-spectral ELISPOT reader, a BioTek visible/fluorescence/bioluminescence microplate reader, a BioTek microplate washer, 2 Savant speedvacs, 3 bacterial incubator shakers, and ultra-, superspeed, and cytospin centrifuges, with multiple rotors, among other items. Three separate, fully equipped common rooms are outfitted for BL2 work (2 laminar flow hoods, 2 refrigerated table top centrifuges, 2 CO2 incubators, 2 inverted phase microscopes, one -20 C freezer, -one 80 C freezer, one 4 C refrigerator), radioisotope work (1 laminar flow hood, 1 CO2 incubator, a 96 well harvester, 2 32P workstations, a Perkin-Elmer Betaplate beta counter, an LKB gamma counter), and tissue culture work (6 laminar flow hoods, 2 refrigerated table top centrifuges, 4 CO2 incubators, 1 tri-gas incubator, 1 inverted phase microscope, one -20 C freezer and one 4 C refrigerator). Additional separate rooms house core equipment, freezers, and an X-ray developer. The Center floor includes a walk-in cold room, a conference room, and a break room. The animal facility is located on the same floor and contains a PXi X-RAD 320 irradiator and a BL2 room for in vivo work with infectious agents. Support for the Center includes a flow cytometer/cell sorter/imaging core manager, a sequencing/equipment core manager, and a business and operations core manager.
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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