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Postdoctoral Fellow - Neuronal Death in Neurodegenerative Diseases - Du Lab

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Grand Rapids, MI
ID: 523-085


Postdoctoral Fellow

Neuronal Death in Neurodegenerative Disease


We are looking for a motivated postdoctoral fellow with electrophysiology and/or protein biochemistry background to join the lab of Juan Du at Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, MI.


The Du laboratory is interested in understanding how neuronal ion channel receptors are involved in neuron death in neurodegenerative diseases by studying their structure and function using single-particle cryo-EM, electrophysiology, mouse model and other function approaches (see,,


The cryo-EM facility at VARI hosts the state of the art electron microscopes (Titan Krios, Talos Arctica) equipped with K2 and Falcon3 detectors. The K2 detector will be upgraded to K3 this year.


Interested applicants should apply online AND send a cover letter describing research experience and interests, a CV, and contact information of two references to


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


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