The Laboratory of Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease (LAND) is seeking a Lab Manager to be part of our research team. The Lab Manager will work closely with the principal investigator in ensuring that the laboratory is running smoothly and will also participate in research projects within the lab. The two major research programs in the lab are focused on Aging and Neurodegenerative disease. Research into aging investigates the ability of genes to impact lifespan. Research into neurodegenerative disease is focused on Huntington and Parkinson disease with the goal of gaining further understanding of the mechanisms underlying the disease and developing effective treatments. Work in the laboratory is conducted in two complementary genetic model organisms: worms (C. elegans) and mice (M. musculus).
Please see our website for more details on current research in the laboratory and selected publications: http://www.vai.org/vari/research-programs/lab-of-aging-and-neurodegenera...
The Laboratory of Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease is part of the Center for Neurodegenerative Science at the Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The laboratory space is brand new as is the building, which opened in 2009. The Scientist recently named the Van Andel Research Institute as one of the top 3 places to work for postdoctoral fellows in the United States. In addition, Forbes magazine rated Grand Rapids as the nation's Best City to Raise a Family. Grand Rapids has the warmth of a small town with the amenities of a larger city and a large investment into medical and scientific research.