Transitional Faculty Position Available

The Bone & Joint Center at Henry Ford Health System (Detroit, MI) has a transitional faculty position available in musculoskeletal research. Applicants will have earned a PhD in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field, and will join a multidisciplinary team of investigators with complementary research programs examining various aspects of the musculoskeletal system.

The successful applicant will be recruited initially as a senior post-doctoral research associate. However, with demonstrated productivity and initiative, the expectation is that he/she will transition into an Assistant Scientist (similar to Assistant Professor) position within the Bone & Joint Center. To help to achieve this goal of transitioning from successful post-doctoral researcher to independent investigator, significant mentorship will be provided by the Bone & Joint Center faculty.

The Bone & Joint Center has expertise and well-equipped facilities for research in bone, cartilage, and skeletal muscle biology, histology, biochemistry, molecular biology (including CRISPR-based technologies), motion analysis, biomechanics, musculoskeletal modeling, computational mechanics, and 3D imaging. Scientists in the Bone & Joint Center have a strong history of collaboration with the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Radiology, Public Health Science, Neurology, Endocrinology, and Rheumatology 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. Additional information about the Bone and Joint Center and individual PI research programs can be found at

Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated research potential and a strong record of productivity. Applicants should send their CV, a statement of long-term research goals and potential funding strategy, and the names and contact information of at least three references to the e-mail address below. Consideration of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

Michael J. Bey, PhD

Michael Bey