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Faculty Position in Placental Pathology

Wayne State University School of Medicine
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The Perinatology Research Branch (PRB) of the Division of Intramural Research of NICHD/NIH, housed at Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center, conducts clinical and translational research in obstetrics and perinatal medicine.

Wayne State University is seeking a Director of Placental Pathology to support the activities of this internationally renowned research institute, which is now celebrating its 25th anniversary. The Perinatology Research Branch has made pioneering contributions to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of complications of pregnancy, as well as the understanding of the mechanisms of disease.  This mission of this Unit is to characterize the frequency and clinical significance of human placental lesions, and to study the mechanisms of disease whereby these lesions arise and have consequences in fetal and maternal health and disease.

This Unit applies techniques of molecular pathology to the study of normal and abnormal placentation. Applicants must have an M.D. degree or M.D./Ph.D.  Applicants must have completed a residency training in surgical pathology and have demonstrated experience with the nosology of placental lesions.

Experience and expertise in the methods of placental sampling, gross and histopathological examination, immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridization, and immunofluorescence are required. Familiarity with state-of-the-art methods for optical imaging (such as confocal and intravital microscopy) is desirable. The faculty member in this role is expected to establish a program of molecular pathology of the placenta and an experimental component focused on the biology of trophoblast and fetal membranes in normal pregnancy, as well as in parturition.

The primary focus is the conduct of original research with a strong interdisciplinary component. The team includes maternal-fetal medicine specialists, neonatologists, geneticists, other pathologists, scientists, as well as residents and fellows. The applicant is expected to lead a clinical pathological conference, and teach surgical pathology of the placenta to residents, fellows, and other members of the research team.

Impeccable written and oral communication skills are required to successfully disseminate results of research at scientific meetings and  write scientific papers. The applicant will supervise laboratory staff supporting gross and surgical pathology.

The Placental Pathology Unit offers an exceptional opportunity for academic growth for individuals committed to the pursuit of excellence. Applications from the U.S. and non-U.S. graduates are welcome.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested individuals should send:

  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a separate statement summarizing their experience and professional contributions,
  • and a list of three references to:

    Jennifer Turpin

    Wayne State University School of Medicine

  •  jturpin@med.wayne.edu


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