Faculty Position Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. Sch
April 27, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine Faculty Position Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
The program in Medical Engineering of Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is recruiting laboratory-based research faculty. The medical engineering program focuses on high quality, translational, and entrepreneurial science and education and has established a new MS degree program based at the medical school in collaboration with medical school faculty in Orthopaedic Surgery and General Surgery, and faculty from the WMU College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. As a new program at the medical school, there are significant leadership opportunities.
Applicants with a track record of success in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine will have the opportunity to work closely with experienced clinical faculty in orthopaedic surgery and general surgery, and tenured faculty in engineering. The major responsibility is to develop and lead laboratory-based transational research that also supports graduate education. Newly renovated laboratory space, a full-service vivarium, human cadaver tissue resources, and startup support are provided with the expectation of the candidate becoming competitive as the principal investigator for extramural funding. Research interests could include basic science research in hard and soft tissue engineering, collagen hydrogels and other biocomposite materials, wound healing, and tissue regeneration, and stem cell proliferation and differentiation. An additional responsibility is to participate in education and provide supervised laboratory-based research activities for MS graduate students at the medical school as well as PhD students at Western Michigan University, postdoctoral trainees, orthopaedic surgery and general surgery residents, medical students, and WMU undergraduate students.
Qualified applicants must have a PhD or MD/PhD degree with demonstrated success in laboratory research in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, preferably with experience in graduate engineering education or medical education. The medical school offers competitive salary and benefits. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with experience.
As a newer US medical school, 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, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. Planning for the new medical school began in 2008 and achieved full accreditation of the MD program by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in 2018, and candidate status for institutional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission in 2016. The school welcomed its inaugural class in August 2014, and is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenue, research activity, tuition, and endowment income. The home of the new medical school includes the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Clinics, a modern 60,000-square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus, and a 350,000-square foot educational building in downtown Kalamazoo located on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus. The building, donated by MPI Research, underwent a $68 million renovation and expansion project, including a 24,000 state-of-the-art Simulation Center. In 2016, an additional $10 million expansion created two floors supporting clinical and laboratory research, and the medical school acquired the Innovation Center, a 69,000-square foot, purpose-built incubator and co-working space, located on the Parkview Campus.
There are more than 200 residents and fellows in nine residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for continuing medical education.
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.
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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Qualified applicants should apply online at www.med.wmich.edu (click on open positions).