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Research Faculty

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.

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

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.