Open Positions

The Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics in the Wayne State University School of Medicine ( is expanding its high-impact research unit and is seeking outstanding candidates who are pursuing fundamental and/or translational problems that would complement existing strengths in the broad range of disciplines represented in the Center. Particular foci of interest are human genetics and genomics (including computational biology, functional genomics, population genetics, biomedical informatics, statistical genetics, neurogenetics, complex genetics, clinical genetics, structural variation analysis, disease-related genetics, and genomic medicine) and metabolism (including mitochondrial biology and inflammation) and candidates in those areas will receive first attention.

This tenure-track position can be filled at any level. A competitive start-up package will be provided, commensurate with the candidate’s experience and achievement. Candidates will be expected to establish an internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program and to participate in teaching and service. Opportunities for scientific collaboration are available within the Center and externally in multiple areas.

Candidates holding a PhD and/or MD, or equivalent degree(s) with a strong record of research productivity are encouraged to apply. For further information and to submit your application, please visit our online application site at  (Posting # 044819). Candidates should include a research description (1-3 pages) that should be attached to their curriculum vitae as a single PDF.

Our Center has a long history of providing high-quality education and pioneering research for medical students, graduate students in our PhD and MS programs, and students in our Genetic Counseling program. A strength of our graduate programs is that, in addition to developing a high level of expertise in a research discipline, our students are required to develop a broad understanding in genetics and genomics technologies and computation. 

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. Wayne State University encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Metropolitan Detroit has a diverse population of four million. The region encompasses many outstanding residential areas, fine public and private schools for K-12 education, myriad cultural and recreational opportunities, and proximity to other outstanding institutions of higher education.


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