Choosing where to complete a postdoctoral fellowship is a significant decision not only for the person seeking the fellowship and his or her career, but also for their family. Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) provides a comprehensive mix of research experience, postdoctoral support and opportunities, and a competitive salary and location.
At VARI, the fellowship period is a time of advanced training through supervised research, in which each fellow works on an individual project focused on his or her area of study. The postdoctoral fellow will, in agreement with his/her mentor, undertake activities that provide the experience and knowledge essential for career advancement. VARI and postdoc mentors provide effective and regular career guidance to the trainees in addition to structured development opportunities such as workshops, seminars and conferences.
VARI takes the organization’s mission to heart—through biomedical research and science education, the Institute is committed to improving the health and enhancing the lives of current and future generations. Research is at the core of this mission, a fact that is evident throughout the organization, from state-of-the-art core facilities to the groundbreaking work that takes place in VARI’s labs to the wide range of scientific events the Institute hosts throughout the year.
Interested in a postdoctoral fellowship at VARI? The Institute is always accepting applications. Please contact the investigator directly for more information on opportunities to join the team.
All postdocs at VARI are full-time employees at the Institute and receive a competitive salary and benefits package.
Salary is determined based on M.D./Ph.D. receipt date according to a set salary schedule, which begins at $47,500 up to a maximum of $54,000. Based on faculty approval, salary increases may be provided annually on or near the anniversary of hire.
VARI offers a comprehensive set of benefits including:
In addition to a maximum reimbursement of $3,000 for moving expenses, postdoctoral fellows have access to VARI’s contracted relocation coordinator, who can assist with relocation needs such as housing, establishing a bank account and applying for a social security card.
In addition to VARI’s top-of-the-line research facilities, the Institute also offers: