Faculty- Assistant/Associate Professor: Immunobiology

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Commensurate with Experience
February 20 2019
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Faculty- Assistant/Associate Professor: Immunobiology

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School

Kalamazoo, Michigan


Employer: Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School

Location:Kalamazoo, MI

Posted: 3/7/2019

Discipline: Life Sciences, Immunology

Job Type:Faculty



The Center for Immunobiology at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine invites applications for the full-time, 1.0 FTE faculty, teaching 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 Biomedical Sciences, within which the Center is located.


The successful candidate will teach classes in the Department of Biomedical Sciences within the Center for Immunobiology in non-clinical settings, including formal didactic teaching for residents and medical students, lecturers, team-based learning events, morning report, resident didactic conference, journal club and simulation exercises.  The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain an innovative and independent research program supported by extramural funding. 


Qualified applicants must have both a PhD in Immunology, Biology, or Molecular Biology, and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree.

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 LSR2, Fortessa and Thermo Fisher Attune flow cytometers, a Nikon confocal microscope, 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, an equipment specialist, 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.

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.

EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.

Interested and qualified applicants should apply online at our website www.med.wmich.edu  or please select our direct link https://careers-wmich.icims.com/jobs/1387/faculty---assistant-associate-professor---immunobiology/job  to apply.

Immunology, lymphocytes, B cells, antibody, immunoglobulin