Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Application Deadline: N/A

Looking for world-class postdoctoral training in cancer epigenetics?

Van Andel Institute is an internationally recognized center of excellence for basic and translational epigenetics research. The Institute’s Cancer Epigenetics Training (CET) program prepares postdoctoral fellows to become independent research leaders in the field of cancer epigenetics. The program offers cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research training in structural and functional aspects of epigenetics, complemented by state-of-the-art Core Technologies and Services, unique professional development activities, and integration with established translational research programs and partnerships led by VAI investigators. Fellows will emerge from the program with comprehensive training in cancer epigenetics and a professional foundation from which to launch their independent biomedical research careers. You can learn more about the program and apply, visit bit.ly/VAICETP FLYER (PDF)

Who is eligible to apply for the Cancer Epigenetics Training program?

Applicants must be near completion of a Ph.D., M.D. or other appropriate terminal degree in a scientific discipline that provides broad training in molecular biology, genetics, and/or biochemistry. Applicants must be U.S citizens or permanent residents. Individuals who identify as underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Questions are welcome! Please contact Dr. Erica Gobrogge, a member of the Cancer Epigenetics Training Program leadership team and program director of VAI’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, at opa@vai.org.

About postdoctoral training at VAI

VAI labs conduct world-class biomedical research in cancer epigenetics, neurodegeneration, metabolism, cell biology and structural biology — all supported by outstanding Core Technologies and Services. Postdocs are a crucial part of VAI, so they receive highly competitive salaries, which start at $70,000 per year. VAI also offers postdocs comprehensive benefits, including low-cost health insurance for self and family, paid parental leave, and much more.

About Van Andel Institute Established in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1996 by the Van Andel family, VAI is now home to nearly 500 scientists, educators and support staff, who work with national and international collaborators to foster discovery. The Institute’s scientists study the origins of cancer, Parkinson’s and other diseases and translate their findings into breakthrough prevention and treatment strategies. Our educators develop inquiry-based approaches for K–12 education to help students and teachers prepare the next generation of problem-solvers, while our Graduate School offers a rigorous, research-intensive Ph.D. program in molecular and cellular biology.

About Grand Rapids, Michigan Van Andel Institute is in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan in the center of the Medical Mile.  A remarkable combination of a cosmopolitan atmosphere and small-town warmth, Grand Rapids is known for its philanthropic and sustainability-driven community. It’s fun affordable and family-friendly. 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 and natural areas. The downtown area is often referred to as safe and clean with an eclectic mix of walkable neighborhoods and natural areas.  

The Cancer Epigenetics Training program is supported by a National Cancer Institute T32 training grant (no. T32CA251066). The content is solely the responsibility of VAI and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.