Faculty - Bioinformatics

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine - Kalamazoo, MI3.0

Full-time | CommissionEstimated: $62,000 - $81,000 a year
EducationSkills
The Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine invites applications for a full-time, twelve-month faculty position specializing in bioinformatics. Applications for positions at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor will be considered and are available immediately.

Responsibilities
Candidates with expertise in bioinformatics fields including genomics, proteomics, sequence analysis, or epigenetics will be given preference. Experience relevant to database development, precision medicine, or population/community health will also support consideration. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate in the development of quantitative bioinformatics infrastructure at the medical school, and will be expected to develop a funded research program. Opportunities exist to engage with faculty in the Center for Immunobiology, Medical Engineering, the Center for Clinical Research, and department of Biomedical Sciences. Qualified applicants must have a PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Systems Biology, Statistical Genomics or related field, and should have previous research experience.

Qualifications

Qualified applicants must have a PhD or MD degree, and should have previous classroom teaching experience in graduate and/or medical education.

About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

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.