Postdoctoral FellowRothstein Lab

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. Sch
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA ,49007
October 02 2017
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Fellow—Rothstein Lab
Center for Immunobiology
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellowship research position in the laboratory of Thomas L. Rothstein MD, PhD, Director of the Center for Immunobiology at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine (WMed) in Kalamazoo, MI. The Rothstein Lab's current focus is on the development and function of B cells in health and disease, particularly B1 cells, and encompasses both human and mouse systems. Candidates sought include those with expertise in cellular immunology, molecular biology, lymphocyte development, intracellular signaling, and/or flow cytometry/cell sorting.

The successful candidate is expected to carry out and publish cutting edge original research based on themes current in the Rothstein Lab, and to contribute to establishing and promoting a successful research environment.

Preference will be given to applicants with a recognized record of accomplishment as evidenced by scholarly publications in the field of immunology. Qualified applicants must have a PhD, MD or MD/PhD degree.

About the Center for Immunobiology
The Rothstein Lab is located within the Center for Immunobiology, a 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, a QuantStudio 3D digital PCR cycler, 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, an equipment specialist, and a business and operations manager.

About Western Michigan University School of Medicine (WMed)
As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment in which to pursue a postdoctoral experience. 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, with 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 preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in 2012, and welcomed its inaugural class in August 2014. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $68 million renovation and expansion project followed by an additional $10 million renovation that created space devoted exclusively to laboratory research. In 2016 the Innovation Center, a biotech incubator on the Parkview Campus, became part of the medical school. WMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for continuing medical education.

About Kalamazoo
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.

Interested and qualified applicants should apply at our website: and by sending his/her CV and the names of 3 references directly to Dr. Rothstein at

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD 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. WMed provides a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.

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