Posted: September 14, 2015
Wayne State University is seeking three postdocs for its Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) program. These postdocs will work with consortium faculty to design a common curriculum that includes courses containing authentic research experiences within the Research Coordination Network RCN model in the areas of biology, chemistry and social/health sciences. A detailed job description is included below, but is also posted on Wayne State’s website at: https://jobs.wayne.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=510384.
In September 2014, Wayne State University was awarded a 5-year NIH grant, Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) partnering with University of Detroit Mercy, Marygrove College and Wayne County Community College District. The consortium aims to create a program that will encourage more undergraduate students from underrepresented and economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue careers in biomedical research. As a recipient of this award, Wayne State’s Graduate School will be working to promote redesign of curriculum with emphasis on peer mentoring, early introduction to laboratory research and dedicated faculty advising. The program will develop and implement innovative support programs to enable students to participate in research and mentoring activities.
Collaborate with consortium faculty, staff and undergraduate students to design a common curriculum emphasizing mentored research among Detroit’s diverse student population leading to accelerated pipeline into master’s and doctoral degrees. Work in partnership with the member institutions to establish Detroit as a center for biomedical research training for underrepresented undergraduate students.