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Assistant/Associate Scientist in Musculoskeletal Biology

The Bone & Joint Center at Henry Ford Health System (Detroit, MI) has an assistant/associate scientist position available in musculoskeletal biology. The successful applicant 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 expected to develop an externally funded research program and establish interdisciplinary research partnerships. The Bone & Joint Center is looking for exceptional individuals with research interests that may include osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, tendon/ligament disorders, or other areas of musculoskeletal biology.

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 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.

This position has strong institutional support and will include a generous startup package and salary that is commensurate with experience. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated research potential, a strong record of productivity, and a desire for multidisciplinary collaborations.

Applicants should send their CV, a statement of their long-term research goals, 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

Henry Ford Health System

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Bone & Joint Center

Integrative Biosciences (IBio) Center

6135 Woodward Ave

Detroit, MI 48202

Volunteer Opportunities

If you're a hard worker who learns quickly and you're looking to gain research experience, then we may have a short-term research opportunity available for you.  Contact us by e-mail at and tell us about your background, your previous experience, and what you're hoping to get out of a volunteer position.