Open postdoctoral position, faculty mentor S. Amanda Ali


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Musculoskeletal Genomics section of the Bone & Joint Center in the Henry Ford Health System. The primary research focus will be application of high-throughput genomic technologies to uncover novel biomarkers of musculoskeletal disease. Responsibilities include:

1) Planning and executing genomics experiments using human biological specimens.
2) Analyzing and interpreting the data using bioinformatics and statistical approaches.
3) Preparing abstracts for presentation and manuscripts for publication.

The fellow is expected to advance existing projects and lead new projects. Support for career development will be available for motivated individuals. The successful candidate will be part of a collaborative group with expertise in and facilities for cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, animal models, biomechanics, musculoskeletal modeling, computational mechanics, 3D imaging, and motion analysis. Scientists in the Bone & Joint Center have a strong history of collaboration with the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rheumatology, Radiology, Public Health Science, and Endocrinology at Henry Ford Health System. The Henry Ford Bone & Joint Center occupies approximately 15,000 square feet in Wayne State University's state-of-the-art Integrative Biosciences Center, which affords additional opportunity for collaboration with the Wayne State University community.

Required qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD in Cell/Molecular Biology, Medical Science, or a related field. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Research experience related to arthritis, epigenetics, sequencing and/or bioinformatics is desired.

Required application materials

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to The position is available immediately, with flexibility for start-date.