Career Opportunities at VAI

We firmly believe our employees drive the success of Van Andel Institute. With success in mind as the ultimate goal, we strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities.

Whether you're just starting out or an experienced professional, your future starts here. If you enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a stellar team of researchers, educators, or professionals, we encourage you to explore our career opportunities. Perhaps you will be able to see yourself at Van Andel Institute.

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 us and discover a work experience where diverse ideas are met with enthusiasm, and where you can learn and grow to your full potential. We're looking for individuals who enjoy the entrepreneurial thrill of invention and who enjoy working as a team to create a satisfying outcome in the world of research.

If you are interested in applying for a position with Van Andel Institute, please view our current openings and take the next step towards being a part of something great!

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Postdoctoral Fellowships

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Van Andel Institute is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/ Individuals with Disabilities. Accordingly, as an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Van Andel Institute's employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, height, weight, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, marital or veteran status, or any other class protected by federal, state, or local law.