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Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate Cancer Immunodiagnostics - Haab Lab

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Grand Rapids, MI
ID: 694-085

Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate

Van Andel Institute is a leading independent biomedical research and education facility dedicated to determining the epigenetic, genetic, molecular and cellular origins of cancer, Parkinson’s and other diseases, and translating those findings into effective therapies. The Institute is home to more than 400 scientists and support staff that work in on-site laboratories and in collaborative partnerships that span the globe.

The  Haab Laboratory, led by Brian Haab, Ph.D. is seeking to hire either a Postdoctoral Researcher or a Research Associate. 

The Haab Laboratory works to enable the more accurate diagnosis and prognosis of pancreatic cancer. The laboratory develops new approaches to the molecular characterization of subtypes of pancreatic cancer and translates the information into clinical tests. Glycobiology is a major focus. The position is available immediately. 


  • A Ph.D. or M.S. (or equivalent degree) with experience and publications in the fields of molecular biology and/or analytical chemistry and/or scientific computing and programming.

Description of a Successful Candidate:

  • A dedicated researcher with commitment to the highest scientific and ethical standards
  • A creative scientist who can independently advance research
  • A team player
  • To sum it up: creative, motivated, collaborative, and optimistic, with a desire to impact human health

The Project:

The project involves developing and applying new methods to characterize and measure protein glycoforms in clinical samples; determining relationships between molecular and clinical information; developing and applying in vivo and in vitro assays for functional analysis; and working with many collaborators.

This position is a great opportunity to gain expertise in a cutting-edge, clinically-oriented field, and to contribute to high productivity of top-quality publications.

Apply Now:

Interested candidates please submit your online application with the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A brief cover letter outlining your research experience and interests, and why you want to join the Haab Lab.
  • A list of 2-3 individuals and their contact details who have agreed to act as a professional reference for you.

This position will be open until filled.  We will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis. If you have any difficulty uploading your application or any questions, please email Megan Doerr at


VAI is actively striving to diversify its workforce and strongly encourages qualified individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. Van Andel Institute is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer.


About Grand Rapids, MI
Van Andel 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 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, theaters, museums, sports and concerts. The safe and clean downtown is surrounded by an eclectic mix of walk-able 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 exceptional career opportunities, green building and living, and innovative employers, Grand Rapids' diverse economy continues to grow, offering endless career opportunities.




This position is located at 333 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI. View the Google Map in full screen.