Essential Functions: Wayne State University (WSU) is committed to enlarge its program in Placental Pathology, whose goal is to characterize the frequency and clinical significance of human placental lesions; and to elucidate mechanisms which cause these lesions and thereby have consequences in maternal and fetal health and disease. The Placental Pathology Unit is an important component of the Perinatology Research Branch (PRB) of the Division of Intramural Research, NICHD, NIH, DHHS, which is housed at the Wayne State University campus. The Perinatology Research Branch is a NIH clinical and translational Branch devoted to the study of human pregnancy and its complications. The Branch has an international reputation for excellence in research and has made major contributions to the understanding of the mechanisms of disease responsible for pregnancy complications, developed diagnostic tools, treatment, and prevention of pregnancy complications. The PRB has clinical units in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Biomarker discovery, Single cell genomics, Perinatal Microbiology, Perinatal Immunology, Fetal Imaging, Fetal Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computational Biology, and Placental Pathology. The research environment is fast-paced, multi-disciplinary, and the Branch has state-of-the-art facilities for molecular pathology, including confocal microscopy, and imaging modalities for the performance of high-dimensional pathology. Conduct original research with a strong interdisciplinary component. The team includes maternal-fetal medicine specialists, neonatologists, geneticists, other pathologists, scientists, as well as residents and fellows. Participate in clinical pathological conferences. Teach surgical pathology of the placenta to residents, fellows, and other members of the research team. The Placental Pathology Unit offers an exceptional opportunity for academic growth for individuals committed to the pursuit of academic excellence. Applications from the U.S Institutions and non-U.S. graduates are welcome.
Qualifications: The successful applicant should have an M.D. degree or M.D./Ph.D. Have completed a residency training in surgical pathology. Have demonstrated experience with the nosology of placental lesions. Experience and expertise in the methods of placental sampling, gross and histopathological examination, immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridization, and immunofluorescence are required. Familiarity with state-of-the-art methods for optical imaging (such as confocal an intravital microscopy) is desirable. The successful applicant is expected to support the program of molecular pathology of the placenta and an experimental component focused on the biology of trophoblast and fetal membranes in normal pregnancy, as well as in parturition. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required to disseminate results of research at scientific meetings and to write scientific papers.
Internal Number: 76_207311
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.