Van Andel Institute (VAI) is strongly committed to providing postdoctoral fellows with a high caliber experience that prepares them for successful futures as scientific leaders. Through mentorship by one or more of the Institute’s accomplished faculty, postdoctoral fellows gain the skills necessary to launch independent careers.
In addition to the Institute’s extensive scientific resources, postdoctoral fellows have access to a dedicated support team of professionals who can aid in everything from fellowship applications to experimental design. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs also provides a comprehensive professional development program. Learn more about VAI postdoctoral fellows’ demographic and career outcomes here.
Interested in a postdoctoral fellowship at VAI? We are always accepting applications. Please contact the investigator directly for more information on opportunities to join the team. Specific postdoctoral fellowship openings are available in our Careers section.
Most postdocs at VAI are full-time employees at the Institute and, as such, receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance and 401(k) opportunities.
Salary is determined based on Ph.D. or equivalent receipt date according to a set salary schedule. The salary schedule begins at $57,200 and increases annually based on satisfactory performance.
VAI offers a comprehensive set of benefits including:
In addition to a maximum reimbursement of $3,000 for moving expenses, postdoctoral fellows have access to VAI’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 VAI’s top-of-the-line research facilities, the Institute also offers: