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. The candidate should have broad based research experience and expertise in cellular immunology, molecular biology, stem cell development, and/or intracellular signaling. Appointments will be in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, 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 new division within the medical school. The Center is endowed with the very latest instrumentation to speed research discovery. Common equipment includes BD Influx and Melody cell sorters, BD Fortessa and Thermo Fisher Attune flow cytometers, a Nikon confocal microscope, an Applied Biosystemi 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 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, among other items. 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. The Center floor includes a 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 core manager, and a business and operations manager.
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 and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Ascension 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 is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of 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 has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). 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 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 with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core 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. 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.