Van Andel Research Institute’s Laboratory of Dr. Gerd P. Pfeifer has a position available for one Postdoctoral Fellow. The Pfeifer lab studies epigenetics with the intent of elucidating the mechanisms and significance of DNA methylation changes in cancer and other diseases.
Specifically, we are interested in candidates with a background in molecular biology.
This postdoctoral position is available immediately for a motivated recent PhD graduate who meets the qualifications and description outlined below. The fellow is expected to use and establish cellular and animal models to investigate epigenetic modifiers and their impact on DNA methylation patterns.
The overall goal of the project is to study epigenetic pathways with relevance for cancer and other diseases. The candidate will work with Dr. Pfeifer and his research team to identify areas of interest and expertise that will facilitate the highest level of contribution to reach overall project objectives.
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!