In order to enhance and advance certain areas of research, The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) is looking for the best and brightest candidates in the following areas:
- Genetic engineering
- Neuroengineering and neuroscience
- Organic and inorganic chemistry – smart materials
- Regenerative pharmacology/physiology
WFIRM is a place where science fiction becomes science fact. One of the world’s premier regenerative medicine centers, WFIRM is made up by teams of scientists and researchers uniquely positioned to make exponential leaps in the development of therapies and technologies for many disease conditions.
With experts in molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, physiology, pharmacology, biomaterials, imaging and nanotechnology, the institute has broad research capabilities combined with a leading-edge facility and research infrastructure that are unsurpassed. WFIRM pursues multiple strategies simultaneously in the quest to quickly identify the optimal treatment for a particular condition and get new therapies to patients.
We are looking for the best and brightest in these fields to join a multidisciplinary institute with an open laboratory concept aimed towards fostering collaboration.
Good written and verbal communication skills are crucial. Applicants will be expected to integrate into a multidisciplinary regenerative medicine laboratory comprised of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduate students.
Successful candidates are expected to initiate and maintain vigorous independent research programs that will enrich and be enriched by the highly collaborative environment at WFIRM.
About the Institute
With a history of success and a focused strategy for getting new therapies to patients, the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine is a premier research center on its kind. Our scientists were the first in the world to engineer laboratory-grown organs that were successfully implanted into humans. Today, our team is working to engineer replacement tissues and organs and develop healing cell therapies for more than 30 different areas of the body.
Work Environment: WFIRM is an interdisciplinary institute, with an open laboratory concept aimed towards fostering collaboration in a variety of research areas. The Institute occupies the Richard H. Dean Biomedical Building in the southern end of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Located in the city’s downtown, the Innovation Quarter is one of the fastest-growing urban-based districts for innovation in the United States. Home to more than 70 companies, five leading academic institutions, more than 3,200 workers and over 7,500 students and workforce trainees, the Innovation Quarter is a place for research, business and education in biomedical science, information technology, digital media, clinical services and advanced materials.
The Innovation Quarter currently comprises 1.8 million square feet of office, laboratory and educational space on its 145 developable acres. In addition, there are approximately 800 apartments and condominiums within or close by the Innovation Quarter and numerous shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities like Bailey Park and the soon to open Bailey Power Plant.
Life Environment: Known as the City of Arts and Innovation, Winston-Salem is a vibrant place that offers many cultural opportunities often found in much-larger communities. From the visual and performing arts to the decorative arts at Old Salem’s MESDA, Winston-Salem really offers something for everyone. From minor league baseball and collegiate sports, to first class medical care at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, as well as parks, trails, green spaces, Krispy Kreme Donuts, museums and Texas Pete sauce to name a few. And when the mountains or the coast come calling, both are short 2-4 hour drives away and offer a multitude of sites and activities.
Winston-Salem consistently appears on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Places to Live in the USA and is highly-ranked by numerous other sources for its “livability.”