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Join the best minds working on the hardest problems


When smart, creative, passionate people get together, the results can be astounding and the opportunities limitless. That’s why we look for people who share our thirst for knowledge, our love of innovation and our ambitious approach to achieve our mission.


Join VAI and be part of the team building striving and succeeding in impacting the health of current future generations. Check out our job openings.


        Research   Postdoctoral Fellows       Operations

Our research teams at VAI, harness new knowledge born out of revolutionary scientific innovation and technology and working together against disease, we can and will change human health for the better.

Postdoctoral fellows are a crucial part of VAI’s efforts to improve the health and enhance the lives of current and future generations. To this end, the Institute offers several internal fellowship opportunities.

Exceptional science and education deserve exceptional support. "Operations" refers to the support functions for Van Andel Institute.



 Research Openings

Postdoc Fellow Openings

 Operations Openings


Graduate School K- 12 Education
Student Internships
VAIGS staff provides an innovative doctoral program that fosters the transition of students into professional scientists that will equip our graduates to become leading scholars in their selected fields of study.

Our dedicated staff at VAEI are committed to transforming education where curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking thrive.   



Our student internship programs embrace flexibility, values, innovation, and believes in preparing students with practical hands on experience to foster growth and help shape career paths.

VAIGS Openings

VAEI Openings

Internship Openings


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We will do things other won't, in ways others can't.

Revolutionizing scientific innovations.

Let's do this together!



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