The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery-Medical Engineering at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine invites applications for a Postdoctoral-Medical Engineering Associate. Seeking a highly qualified and creative scientist with expertise in tissue engineering, conductive polymers and 3D bioprinting. The Postdoctoral Associate will be actively involved in advancing the ongoing projects as well as developing new hypothesis-based projects and will have the opportunity to work with researchers and clinicians. The candidate should be an independent thinker with the ability to troubleshoot challenging problems with innovative ideas.
Responsible for establishing workflows, design, and execute experiments with high level of independence, organization, and scientific rigor.
Responsible for establishing SOPs and adapt new protocols from literature.
Perform data analysis and develop strategies for troubleshooting and/or optimization.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant literature.
Mentor junior colleagues.
Present data and write original manuscripts.
Develop innovative hypothesis driven projects and write grants.
Availability to work on weekends and evenings to complete time sensitive projects.
Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions.
All other duties as assigned.
PhD or MD degree in Biological/Biomedical/Bioengineering/Chemical Engineering, Biomaterials, Regenerative Medicine or related disciplines.
Previous experience in electrically conductive polymers research is preferred.
Strong publication track record is a must.
Experience in the fabrication of electrically conductive scaffolds, 3D printing, and microdevices.
Experience with analytical equipment and methods, such as mechanical testing, Raman, FTIR, GC, GC/MS, XPS, and XRD techniques.
Design and perform cell-based assays like ELISA, RT-PCR, Fluorescence activated cell sorting analysis, Confocal microscopy, western blot, and cell cytotoxicity assays.
Familiarity with the design and assembly of synthetic DNA constructs, CRISPR gene editing, next-generation sequencing, and basic bioinformatic analyses.
Assist and perform in vivo experiments, including implant surgeries on rodents, and other routine procedures, such as health monitoring, explant collection, and drug administration.
Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization of work flow.
About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed)
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.
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