New job post: Postdoc or Research Scientist opening at Van Andel Research Institute (Grand Rapids, MI)

February 5, 2016
Postdoc or Research Scientist opening at Van Andel Research Institute (Grand Rapids, MI)

Van Andel Research Institute's Haab Laboratory, led by Brian Haab, Ph.D. is seeking to hire either a Postdoctoral Researcher or a Research Scientist. 

Van Andel Research Institute (VARI), a leading independent biomedical research facility, is dedicated to determining the epigenetic, genetic, molecular and cellular origins of cancer, Parkinson's and other diseases, and translating those findings into effective therapies. The Institute is home to more than 200 scientists and support staff that work in on-site laboratories and in collaborative partnerships that span the globe.

The Haab Laboratory works to enable the more accurate diagnosis and prognosis of pancreatic cancer. The laboratory develops new approaches to the molecular characterization of subtypes of pancreatic cancer and translates the information into clinical tests. Glycobiology is a major focus. The position is available immediately.

- A Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) with experience and publications in the fields of molecular biology and/or analytical chemistry and/or scientific computing and programming.

Description of a Successful Candidate:
- A dedicated researcher with commitment to the highest scientific and ethical standards
- A creative scientist who can independently advance research
- A team player
- To sum it up: creative, motivated, collaborative, and optimistic, with a desire to impact human health

The Project:
The project involves developing and applying new methods to characterize and measure protein glycoforms in clinical samples; determining relationships between molecular and clinical information; developing and applying in vivo and in vitro assays for functional analysis; and working with many collaborators.

This position is a great opportunity to gain expertise in a cutting-edge, clinically-oriented field, and to contribute to high productivity of top-quality publications.

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About Grand Rapids, MI
Van Andel Research Institute is located in downtown Grand Rapids, MI which is the second largest city in Michigan and the largest city in West Michigan. Grand Rapids offers a remarkable combination of cosmopolitan atmosphere and small town warmth, known for its philanthropic and sustainability-driven community, and is ranked one of "America's Top 100 Places to Live."
Located on the banks of the Grand River, Grand Rapids offers all the big-city excitement you'd expect from a million-resident metropolis, featuring hundreds of restaurants and nightspots, theatres, museums, sports and concerts. The safe and clean downtown is surrounded by an eclectic mix of walk-able neighborhoods.

With a medical and life sciences industry boom, strong entrepreneurial activity, dedication to green building and living, and innovative employers, Grand Rapids' diverse economy continues to grow, offering endless career opportunities.

Van Andel Institute is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/ Individuals with Disabilities. Accordingly, as an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Van Andel Institute's employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, height, weight, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, marital or veteran status, or any other class protected by federal, state, or local law.