The Bone & Joint Center at Henry Ford Health System (Detroit, MI) has a transitional faculty position available in musculoskeletal research. Applicants will have earned a PhD in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field, and will join a multidisciplinary team of investigators with complementary research programs examining various aspects of the musculoskeletal system.
The successful applicant will be recruited initially as a senior post-doctoral research associate. However, with demonstrated productivity and initiative, the expectation is that he/she will transition into an Assistant Scientist (similar to Assistant Professor) position within the Bone & Joint Center. To help to achieve this goal of transitioning from successful post-doctoral researcher to independent investigator, significant mentorship will be provided by the Bone & Joint Center faculty.
The Bone & Joint Center has expertise and well-equipped facilities for research in bone, cartilage, and skeletal muscle biology, histology, biochemistry, molecular biology (including CRISPR-based technologies), motion analysis, biomechanics, musculoskeletal modeling, computational mechanics, and 3D imaging. Scientists in the Bone & Joint Center have a strong history of collaboration with the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Radiology, Public Health Science, Neurology, Endocrinology, and Rheumatology at Henry Ford Health System. The Henry Ford Bone & Joint Center occupies approximately 15,000 square feet in Wayne State University’s state-of-the-art Integrative Biosciences Center (www.ibio.wayne.edu), which affords additional opportunity for collaboration with the Wayne State University community. Additional information about the Bone and Joint Center and individual PI research programs can be found at www.hfhs-bjc.org.
Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated research potential and a strong record of productivity. Applicants should send their CV, a statement of long-term research goals and potential funding strategy, and the names and contact information of at least three references to the e-mail address below. Consideration of applicants will continue until the position is filled.
Michael J. Bey, PhD
About Henry Ford Health System - Bone & Joint Center
Overview: Henry Ford Health System, one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated health systems, providing health insurance and health care delivery, including acute, specialty, primary and preventive care services backed by excellence in research and education.
The system includes the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, six hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a full continuum of care.
Teaching, research and advanced patient care make Henry Ford a premier academic medical center. We provide innovative physician training programs, and initiate and collaborate on leading-edge medical research. Many of our physicians and scientists have academic appointments at Wayne State University School of Medicine and/or other WSU schools/colleges.
We rank fourth in Michigan in total NIH funding and rank first in Michigan for NIH-research funding for non-university based health care systems. We are in the top 20% of all institutions granted funding by NIH and U.S. Public Health Service.
The hea...lth system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 30,000 employees. Henry Ford is a 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The health system is led by Wright Lassiter III who is the president and chief executive officer.. To learn more, visit HenryFord.com.