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Postdoctoral Programs

Postdoctoral fellows are a crucial part of Van Andel Research Institute’s efforts to improve the health and enhance the lives of current and future generations. To this end, the Institute offers several internal fellowship opportunities:

Postdoctoral Fellows        VARI Fellows       Bioinformatics Fellows

All fellows conduct their work in the Institute’s state-of-the-art research space and have access to an extensive suite of Core Technologies and Services as well as a dedicated team of operations and sponsored research professionals. They also have the opportunity to network with colleagues from around the world, who come to VARI as part of the many invited lectures, scientific symposia and other events held throughout the year.

The Institute recognizes that selecting where to complete a postdoctoral fellowship is a significant decision for postdoctoral fellows and their families. VARI has a dedicated Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, which provides a comprehensive professional development program. The Institute also provides a competitive employee benefits package for all postdoctoral fellows, regardless of external funding. The Institute is located in fun, affordable and family friendly Grand Rapids (read more about Grand Rapids here).

Questions? Email OPA@vai.org. Please note, the Institute does not currently award external fellowships.