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Postdoctoral Fellow - DNA replication mechanism - Lab of Huilin Li, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Grand Rapids, MI
ID: 685-085


Van Andel Institute’s Huilin Li Laboratory, led by Huilin Li, Ph.D. is seeking to hire either a Postdoctoral Researcher or a Research Scientist. 


Van Andel Institute (VAI), a leading independent biomedical research facility, is 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 200 scientists and support staff that work in on-site laboratories and in collaborative partnerships that span the globe.


Research topics in the Li lab include eukaryotic DNA replication, the bacterial proteasome system, and several membrane enzyme complexes involved in protein glycosylation or bioenergetics. The lab uses advanced technologies such as cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), protein crystallography, molecular biology, and other biochemical and biophysical tools.



  • Recent Ph.D. with publication(s) in the fields of biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, or other related fields.
  • Applicants with previous postdoctoral research experience may be considered for the Research Scientist position.


Description of a Successful Candidate:

  • A self-motivated individual who takes initiative and takes responsibility for independent management of the project.
  • A hands-on and detail-oriented researcher capable of thinking critically to effectively design experiments and solve complex research problems.
  • A team player who is willing to collaborate within the research group and proactively share knowledge and expertise with other lab members.


Application Process:


Van Andel Institute provides a highly generous compensation package.


Qualified applicants may contact Dr. Li directly by email (


Alternatively, interested applicants may upload a cover letter outlining research experience and interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references by visiting


This position will remain open until filled. 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."


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 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.


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