Postdoctoral Fellow – Vulnerability in Neurodegenerative Disease
The Henderson Neurodegenerative Disease Lab, in the Department of Neurodegenerative Science at the Van Andel Institute, is currently expanding our thriving research team for the study of neurodegenerative diseases. We are currently hiring a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the lab. We utilize cell and animal models of neurodegenerative disease to explore the underlying cause of disease and develop therapeutics for treatment. As a Postdoctoral Fellow, you will lead a funded research project aimed at understanding cell and circuit-level vulnerability to Parkinson’s disease.
Roles: A Postdoc is a leader in the laboratory. You will take a leading role on this important project, including performing experiments, analyzing data and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Henderson will support you in your studies and prepare you for advancement to academic, pharmaceutical or other careers. VAI has excellent institutional cores and career training opportunities.
- D. or M.D./Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Neuroscience, or a related field
- A track record of rigorous, high-impact research
Desired Skills - In addition to a responsible and collaborative ethos, you should possess a strong background in:
- Animal research
- Oral and written communication
Candidates with the Following Expertise Will be Preferred:
- Stereotaxic surgery
- Modeling neurodegenerative disease
- Molecular biology
- Big data analysis
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If you possess these attributes, submit: a single .pdf document bearing the following components:
- A cover letter describing your research interests, experience, and how you might contribute to the Henderson Lab.
- An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.
- A list of 2-3 individuals who have agreed to act as references along with their contact details.
We are seeking to fill this position ASAP, it will remain open until filled, and we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis. If you have any difficulty uploading your application or any questions, please email Megan Doerr at email@example.com.
Position Status and Salary: Full-time, non-exempt position. Salary determined based on PhD/MD receipt date according to a set stipend schedule, which begins at $55,000 and increases annually with satisfactory performance. Applicants with exceptional qualifications may be considered for salaries above the minimum.
VAI provides postdoctoral training opportunities to scientists beginning their research careers (https://vari.vai.org/postdoctoral/). Postdoc positions are to support promising scientists advance their knowledge and research experience and at the same time support the research endeavors of VAI under the mentorship of a VAI Faculty member. VAI’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs provides comprehensive career and professional development resources to postdocs.
Postdoctoral Fellows at VAI are full-time employees and receive a competitive annual salary along with VAI benefits, including:
- Medical, dental and vision coverage
- Employer-sponsored life and AD&D insurance
- Additional voluntary life and AD&D insurance for employees and dependents
- Short-term and long-term disability insurance
- Flexible-spending accounts for health and child/elder care
- 401 K retirement savings plans with employee/employer contributions
- Paid vacation, holidays, personal days
- Relocation Assistance
VAI is actively striving to diversify its workforce and strongly encourages qualified individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. Van Andel Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer.
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