Essential Functions: Wayne State University; Detroit, Michigan seeks qualified candidates for the position of Placental Biologist. The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized research program in the area of placental biology that addresses biological questions that pertain to basic biology and/or human health using mammalian systems. Individuals that incorporate domestic animal models as well as cellular, molecular, and functional genomic approaches are encouraged to apply. The individual chosen for this position will become part of a highly successful, fast-paced research group that focuses on clinical and basic research in perinatal medicine and related disciplines. The goal of this internationally recognized research is to develop novel diagnostic, therapeutic and preventative strategies to reduce adverse pregnancy outcome, infant mortality and handicap. The research agenda involves novel discovery technologies in functional genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and transcriptomics. The candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an energetic, well-funded research program; engage in interdisciplinary and collaborative research; teach undergraduate and graduate level courses; and advise undergraduate and graduate students.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology or related field, with an emphasis in placental or uterine biology is required. Postdoctoral training is strongly preferred.Rank commensurate with credentials.
Internal Number: 76_206339
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.