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Postdoctoral Fellow - Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Van Andel Institute

Location
Grand Rapids, MI

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Postdoctoral Fellow – Neurodegenerative Diseases

We are looking for a motivated and collaborative postdoctoral fellow to join the Laboratory of

Jiyan Ma, Ph.D

. at

Van Andel Research Institute

in Grand Rapids, MI.

The

Ma Laboratory

aims to elucidate how protein misfolding occurs during disease and how misfolded proteins cause neurodegeneration. Currently, the lab is studying two late age onset neurodegenerative diseases, prion disease and Parkinson’s disease, with a wide range of approaches, from

in vitro

biochemical studies with recombinant proteins to

in vivo

analyses in animal models.

This postdoctoral position is available IMMEDIATELY

and is for a motivated scientist who meets the qualifications and description outlined below. Projects including regarding the pathogenic mechanism and therapeutic development of prion and/or Parkinson’s disease will be carried out. The specific project for the postdoctoral fellow will be determined according to the fellow’s research interest and training background.

Qualifications:

A Ph.D or equivalent degree in biomedicine or related studies;

Knowledge of neurodegenerative disease models, protein biochemistry, mitochondria biology, or immunology would be an asset.

Description of a Successful Candidate:

A self-motivated and driven individual who is able to exhibit excellent research productivity and take responsibility for independent management of the project.

A detail-oriented researcher that thinks critically to effectively design experiments and solve complex research problems.

A strong ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as in a team environment.

A collaborative, hands-on researcher who proactively shares knowledge and expertise with lab members.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) provides

postdoctoral training

opportunities to scientists beginning their research careers. The fellowships are to help promising scientists advance their knowledge and research experience and at the same time support the research endeavors of VARI under the mentorship of a VARI Faculty member.

While this project is currently funded, an integral part of postdoctoral training is the process of preparing a research proposal and writing a fellowship application. All VARI Postdoctoral Fellows are encouraged to apply for external funding as soon as it is practical and reasonable after hire. Receiving a fellowship award provides recognition for both the fellow and VARI!

Application Process:

Qualified applicants should provide a cover letter outlining research experience and interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and address of three references.

If you possess these attributes and desire to help us drive science from the bench to the clinic; while benefiting from a highly

generous compensation package

; we would welcome speaking with you and encourage you to apply today.

If you have any difficulty uploading your application or any questions, please email Eric Miller at

eric.miller@vai.org

VAI is actively striving to diversify its workforce and strongly encourages qualified individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. Van Andel Institute is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer

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.

Job Location

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

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Van Andel Institute
Website : http://www.vai.org

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