Faculty - Center for Neurodegenerative Science

Van Andel Research Institute
Job Location: 
Grand Rapids, MI
$95,000 - $200,000 per year

Medical/Vision/Dental, Employer Paid Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short/Long Term Disability, Long Term Care Insurance, Retirement

Job Description: 

The Center of Neurodegenerative Science at the Van Andel Institute invites your application as we recruit at all levels of seniority, from Assistant to full Professor. The successful applicants will demonstrate a solid record of research productivity in accordance with their career level and will evidence ability and potential to develop a rigorous research program.


We seek applicants pursuing research with a primary emphasis on the development of novel therapies for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The Center of Neurodegenerative Science will grow significantly in the next few years. We presently seek experts investigating targets for disease modifying drugs, gene therapy, or cellular reprogramming. Applicants for Assistant Professor must have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree (or equivalent) plus 3 years of postdoctoral experience. Candidates for senior level will display evidence of established research program with sustainable external funding (e.g. NIH).

Contact Information: 

In a cover letter (max 2 pages), please briefly describe your research interests and present your vision to develop a vigorous, productive and NIH-funded research program.

Please submit your application including a short CV (preferably using the NIH biosketch format) at: http://www.vai.org/en/about-vai/careers.aspx

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis; screening of applications will begin on November 19, 2012.

Successful applicants will be invited to send a full application (including a detailed research program) in January 2013 and again at the end of April 2013.

About Our Organization: 

Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) conducts biomedical research, with a focus on cancer and Parkinson diseases and also emphasizes translating scientific research results into clinical applications. VARI is located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is acknowledged as one of the leading independent research institutes expanding the life science industry in this region. Collaborative partnerships among world-class health care, research, and educational organizations have led to dramatic growth in the life sciences sector in the region, making Grand Rapids a career destination choice in this area.