Postdoctoral Fellow - Cancer Metabolism

  • Job Reference: 66219406-2
  • Date Posted: 29 June 2018
  • Recruiter: Van Andel Research Institute
  • Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Job Description

One postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Ning Wu at Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, MI.

The Wu Laboratory studies glucose and lipid metabolism in diabetes and cancer using many different techniques. There are different project options available, ranging from genetic models, signaling mechanisms using tissue cultured cells, protein purification and biochemical characterization to structural analysis using single-particle cryoelectron microscopy. The position is supported by a recent R01.

Interested applicants should apply online through the VAI Careers page by visiting AND send a cover letter describing research experience and interests, a CV, and contact information for two references to

If you have any difficulty uploading your application or any questions, please email Eric Miller at .

Job Requirements

A Ph.D. graduate with experience and publications in the fields of protein biochemistry and/or cell biology,

A hands-on researcher and a natural collaborator comfortable interacting at all levels

A team player who proactively shares knowledge and expertise with lab members

A detail-oriented researcher who keeps a clear grasp of the big picture

A driven individual who is able to exhibit exceptional research productivity and take responsibility for independent management of the project

Additional instructions and information:

Van Andel Research Institute is located in downtown Grand Rapids, MI which is the second largest city in Michigan and the largest city in West Michigan. Grand Rapids offers a remarkable combination of cosmopolitan atmosphere and small-town warmth, known for its philanthropic and sustainability-driven community, and is ranked one of "America's Top 100 Places to Live."

Located on the banks of the Grand River, Grand Rapids offers all the big-city excitement you'd expect from a million-resident metropolis, featuring hundreds of restaurants and nightspots, theatres, museums, sports and concerts. The safe and clean downtown is surrounded by an eclectic mix of walkable neighborhoods.

With a medical and life sciences industry boom, strong entrepreneurial activity, dedication to green building and living, and innovative employers, Grand Rapids' diverse economy continues to grow, offering endless career opportunities.

Eric Miller
333 Bostwick NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Postdoctoral Fellows at VARI are full-time employees and receive an annual salary. Salary is based on Doctorate/MD receipt date according to a set stipend schedule, which begins at $47,500 up to a maximum of $54,000. Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage and relocation assistance.

Please do not forget to mention Bio Careers when applying.