View Full Version : Chemist Position in Orthopaedic Research

David Fyhrie
01-22-2004, 01:42 AM
Please respond to the Chair of the Search Committee (see below):

Head of Biochemistry,

Bone and Joint Center, Henry Ford Hospital

Detroit, MI

The Bone and Joint Center is one of four centers of excellence in the Henry Ford Health Systems Research Division. The hospital has a research community of more than 60 research programs and draws more than $21 million/year in external research funding, principally from the NIH.

The successful applicant will join six senior staff investigators, five of whom are independently funded by the NIH. Each investigator heads a program examining aspects of the skeletal system including motion analysis, biomechanics, computer modeling, anatomy, cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology. The Bone and Joint Center occupies over 5000 square feet of research and office space including a fully-equipped 1600 square foot biochemistry and cell biology laboratory. Our research is focused primarily on the two major diseases of the aging skeleton, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. This is a full-time research position with minimal teaching responsibilities. As a faculty member of Henry Ford Health Systems, however, the applicant will be eligible to apply for a Full Time Affiliate (FTA) faculty appointment at Wayne State University with open access to their core facilities and an opportunity for graduate teaching if desired.

The position requires a vigorous, independent research investigator. Successful competition for external funding from the NIH is expected. The applicant will interact closely with other programs within the Bone and Joint Center and have the opportunity to interact with clinical orthopaedic staff with which we have a close association. Qualifications include completion of a Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology or molecular biology with a demonstrated strong research potential. We would prefer an established senior investigator but will also consider a young investigator with postdoctoral experience and the potential to achieve independent NIH funding. Research experience in areas related to skeletal biology is required. We will consider applicants with broader experience in areas such as endocrinology, immunology, cell signaling, cell/matrix interaction or matrix biology who are eager to focus their research on problems related to skeletal biology.

Our unique situation adjacent to Windsor, Canada provides Canadian citizens the opportunity to live in Canada and work here in the US. A large number of the hospital staff at all levels, including some in the Bone and Joint Center, commute to Windsor daily.

We can offer a very competitive salary package to the right person. Applicants should send their resume, a statement of their current and long-term research goals and the names and addresses of three referees to:

Gary Gibson

Chair, recruitment committee, Bone and Joint Center, Henry Ford Hospital

2799 West Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202., 313 916 2632, gibson@bjc.hfh.edu

Henry Ford Health System is an equal opportunity employer.

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