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We are seeking highly-motivated candidates to join Dr. Yu Zhang’s lab at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.
Dr. Yu Zhang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Investigative Medicine. She received her Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology and her M.D. from Capital Medical University (China). She received her postdoctoral training with Dr. Frederick Alt at Harvard Medical School.
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. 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. The postdoc fellows and research assistant/associates will have the opportunity to closely collaborate with experts in immunology, molecular biology and bioinformatics.
The recently formed Division of Geriatrics of Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) invites applications for a full-time, twelve-month faculty position in geriatric medicine. Applications for positions at the level of Assistant, Associate, or full Professor will be considered. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience.
The Division of Geriatrics is a new division within the medical school, jointly affiliated with both the the Department of Medicine and the Department of Family and Community Medicine and also has close ties to the Department of Medical Ethics, Law and Humanities . The faculty member will have the unique opportunity of playing a vital role in helping to shape the models of care for older people in Kalamazoo and the surrounding area. In addition the faculty member will be expected to engage in resident and student education, and other scholarly activities. The successful candidate will also work to grow the clinical services of the division.
Southwest Michigan, like many areas of the United States, is in need of geriatricians. Our community partners, Bronson Methodist Hospital and Ascension Borgess Hospital are actively enlarging their services for older patients; the members of the Division will practice at these clinical sites, as well as the newly formed Geriatrics Clinic at WMed. There is also potential to start new programs in other settings, like Senior Care Partners PACE, nursing homes and home visits.
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is recruiting a Research Laboratory Technician. Research Lab Technician's work involes research in immunology to address key questions relating to B cell development and function. Studies are carried out using animal models and/or cell lines. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to learn and perform laboratory research skills using innovative techniques not limited to the duties and responsibilities listed below.
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is seeking a Finanace & Accounting Manager. The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing the accounting and finance functions under the general direction of the Senior Director, Accounting & Controller, including establishing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures. Will provide oversight and coordination of operating reports and statutory filings. Establishes and maintains financial controls. Responsible for daily direction of accounting staff, providing direct supervisory support as assigned.
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine has a great opportunity for a Library Digital Strategis. You will work as a member of the Library’s team to develop, support and manage web-based systems and services, including the library's website, integrated discovery platform, and digital collections. Responsible for creating robust systems that facilitate search, discovery, curation, and the delivery of library services and content in an agile environment. Be able to create and maintain cross-platform designs to provide cross-platform navigation for the library’s digital solutions. This person should understand how to maintain the integrity and reliability of the library’s virtual presence and its resources.
Family interviews are an important part of Fetal Infant Mortality Reviews (FIMR). They provide vital insight into the experiences of the family, what might have helped, and what recommendations they have for the people and the institutions they interacted with in caring for their infant. Kalamazoo FIMR is seeking an interviewer to be trained and to conduct interviews with families who have lost an infant. The family interviewer will conduct one-on-one structured sessions with the mother, father and/or appropriate caregiver of the infant who has died, and whose case is under review by the Kalamazoo Fetal Infant Mortality Review Team. These interviews can be conducted anywhere the parent wishes, but having the interview in the parents’ home is most desirable.
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is seeking a Research Facilities Manager within the Investigative Medicine Department. The Research Facilities Manager is responsible for handling daily operations within the core facilities.
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is recruiting for an On-Call Patient Health Screener. Responsible for performing initial screening/assessment of staff, patients and guests in an effort to prevent exposure to pathogens and provide safeguards upon entry into facility.
Assists the Associate Dean for Health Equity and Community Affairs and the faculty in basic science and simulation center for facilitation of the clinical skills teaching component of the three week course at WMed for the Health Careers Partnership Program (HCPP) for undergraduate summer pre-college program in partnership with Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. The Teaching Assistant will also help with facilitation of course work teaching for the basic scientists’ core course information. The Teaching Assistant will help with curriculum development and, coordination for the clinical skills instruction and participation in the volunteer session screening at Gospel Mission.
Overall provides experience in performing a variety of entry-level administrative duties for one or more specified departments. Exhibits a wide range of knowledge and skills of organizational policies and procedures. Demonstrates customer service principles and practices. Directly leads and supplies information to the general public, clients and customers. Ability to apply communication skills verbally and in writing to all inquiries. Effectively able to problem solve administrative problems and inquires. Proficient in grammar, composing, editing and proofreading various documents. Acquires knowledge to implement departmental administrative practices.
Responsible for performing routine accounting duties. Prepares bank deposits and reconciles to subsidiary ledgers. Prepares and post recurring standard and monthly journal entries. Prepares bank account reconciliations and documents discrepancies. Refers difficult problems to higher level.
The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine of Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) seeks a board certified or board eligible Allergist/Immunologist to join its growing academic department. The department has approximately 60 community and 20 full-time academic employed faculty in general pediatrics as well as pediatric subspecialties. The pediatric residency program has 24 pediatric residents, with an additional 16 medicine-pediatrics residents.
The candidate will be taking over a growing allergy/immunology practice with close collaboration with a pediatric pulmonologist/sleep medicine specialist and robust staff including a dedicated nurse, a respiratory therapist, dietician, social workers, psychologist, pharmacist, and other support staff. We provide outpatient oral food and drug challenges, allergy skin prick testing, patch testing, spirometry, and inpatient consultations. Rhinosocopy equipment is also available if desired. There are opportunities to further expand services in the areas of oral, subcutaneous, or sublingual immunotherapy. The candidate will evaluate and treat pediatric and adult patients for a broad range of conditions including rhinitis and sinusitis, allergic conjunctivitis, atopic dermatitis, asthma, food allergy, drug allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis, and immunodeficiencies.
The Department of Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) is seeking an exceptional leader to serve as the Chair, as we continue to expand into our second decade as a first rate academic institution. The new Chair will be expected to bring a record of sustained accomplishments in the scholarly and clinical realm as well as evidence of leadership at national and international level. As Chair in our environment, he or she is expected to maintain a record of success in clinical practice, teaching, scholarly activity and research, as well as professional and community service. The Chair must serve as a role model for and represent both faculty and learners.
The medical school is a collaboration involving Western Michigan University, a national public doctoral university, and two award-winning teaching hospitals that are nationally recognized for innovation and quality. The primary outpatient site for the medical school is a modern 60,000 square foot building on the Oakland Drive Campus. 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 two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies. The medical school is home for 9 residency programs, 4 fellowships, 200+ residents, and 350+ medical students.
The Department of Medicine has a long record of accomplishment in the community, dating back several decades. It is built around the strong collaboration among the academic department, over 100 participating community physicians, and two busy hospitals. There is a great deal of experience and continuity within the core faculty, with over 100 years of combined experience in medical education. The long established residency program in internal medicine is fully accredited and has a track record of 100% board pass rates for the last 7 consecutive years and successful placement of its graduates into some of the most sought after subspecialty fellowship programs. The program consistently places several residents every year into southwest Michigan. A large number of loyal alumni in the community strongly support the teaching program. It is vital that the Chair possess leadership qualities that allow for collaboration with disparate health systems as well as a spirit of innovation to guide the department within a changing environment to become a substantial academic partner. In addition to the residency program in internal medicine, the department of medicine direct oversight of the medicine-pediatric residency program jointly with the department of pediatric and adolescent medicine.
In support of the success of the new Chair, the Medical School is developing and investing in a first class research structure both in terms of physical as well as intellectual assets. We have just completed the construction of a state of the art basic science lab facility at the medical school in addition to acquiring a modern lab structure on the WMU Innovation Campus. All of which will promote the ongoing research interests of the successful candidate.
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse within our OB/GYN Clinic. Responsible for providing professional nursing care to patients via telephonic assessment and triage. Works collaboratively with physicians and other health care workers to provide ambulatory patient care and to facilitate medical education.
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is seeking a Float Medical Assistant. Responsible for floating to various clinics and actively participating in coordination of patient flow and services with a focus on patient centered care. Collects patient information related to patient visit or procedure. Assists with procedures and administers approved medication. Assists physician and team members with patient care, clerical, environmental and organizational tasks. Maintains a positive attitude while providing assistance in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary clinic. Assists in optimizing education for residents and students in Program rotation.
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is recruiting an In-House Investigative Assistant within the Department of Pathology. Responsible for providing a full range of administrative and investigative assistance to the Office of the Medical Examiner.
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is seeking an Student Affairs Application System Specialist. Responsible for the oversight of the Student Information System. Provides moderate data analysis, data mining, reporting, and visualization tools. Manages configuration, deployment, upgrades, permission levels and troubleshooting of the application. Also responsible for the administration of the student information system, spanning admissions, student life, financial aid, student affairs, registrar, and student billing.
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is seeking an On-Call Marketing Student Assistant. This is a 10 to 15 hour per week maximum position, with the student assistant reporting to the Associate Dean for office of development and alumni affairs. Responsible for marketing and encouraging the donation of gifts from corporations, businesses, individuals and other non-profit organizations. Seeking an individual with an outgoing personality, comfortable in talking with potential donor prospects, and the ability to invite financial contributions.Applicants from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the field of Medicine are especially encouraged to apply.
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is seeking a Research Facilities Specialist within the Investigative Medicine Department. The Research Facilities Specialist is responsible for handling daily operations within the core facilities.
The WMed Psychiatry Department is seeking a board-certified psychiatrist with a passion for teaching to lead the department’s growing residency program. Candidates with five or more years as core faculty in ACGME-accredited psychiatry residency programs are encouraged to apply. Evidence of scholarly activity and previous administrative or leadership experience are highly preferred.
- Building on a 20-year legacy, this established yet rapidly growing program is primed to expand and enhance its psychiatric services, research, and resident training. Several clinical collaborations with the community health center, VA system, and various practice groups are in place to enhance the program and its success.
- Join a collegial team fully supportive of growth and change
- Enjoy protected academic time—50% administrative, 40% clinical, and 10% teaching or scholarly pursuits
- Flexibility to spend your clinical time within your area of interest or expertise
- Autonomy to craft and fine-tune the program
- Comprehensive benefits, including generous retirement options and ample PTO
- Competitive salary commensurate with experience and academic rank