Postdoctoral fellow positions are available in a multi-disciplinary laboratory aimed at developing the next generation of implantable devices for diabetes management. The primary focus is on tissue engineering techniques designed to mitigate the inflammatory reaction at the site of implant/device location. As such, the ideal candidate should have experience with implant technology regarding inflammation, immunology, wound healing and the foreign body reaction along with a strong interest in furthering diabetes research.
The candidate will have the opportunity to work within a productive multidisciplinary environment. This position supports diverse scientific collaboration in academia and industry both domestic and internationally. The candidate must have a track-record of productivity, and be able to work collaboratively as well as independently.
A Ph. D. degree in tissue engineering or regenerative medicine, molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, pathology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, pharmacology, the life sciences, or a related field is obligatory. The candidate should also have an excellent command of the English language, both spoken and written. The candidate should be able to perform basic techniques in cell culture, molecular biology, protein isolation and protein characterization. In addition, the candidate should have experience in survival surgery in small laboratory animals. Significant experience with statistical and computer software including all of the Office suite programs (word, power point Excel) is desirable. Experience working with swine is preferred.
The Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio) is a 207,000 square-foot building, renovated in 2015 and located in the New Center area of Detroit. IBio is in close proximity to the Wayne State University main campus, hospitals, services, and core laboratories located in the Detroit Medical Center. This research facility was designed to facilitate interdisciplinary work across a range of scientific areas, with the goal of translating new discoveries that improve human health and society. IBio is currently home to more than 20 faculty and in excess of 110 research and support staff and students collaborating in five interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teams: Behavioral Health, Bio & Systems Engineering, Metabolic Diseases, the Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES), and the Clinical Research Services Center (CRSC).
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University offers a range of academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students. The campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over 200 acres including the School of Medicine, the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the College of Nursing. The University is home to the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institutes of Health and the Karmanos Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. WSU holds designations for research and community engagement in the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. WSU features a strong faculty mentoring program and offers rich opportunities for professional growth and career development.