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Thank you for your interest in employment. We want to assure you that your opportunity for employment will be based on your qualifications and our employment needs.   The Van Andel Institute and its affiliated organizations (i.e., VARI and VAEI) are equal opportunity employers.


Applicant's Certification and Agreement

I affirm that all information contained in this application is true and complete and that any falsification, misrepresentation, or omission herein may result in refusal of, or immediate dismissal from employment.

I authorize investigation and verification by the Institute of all information contained in this application. To that end, I authorize all persons, former employers, educational institutions, medical doctors or other health care providers, companies, credit bureaus and law enforcement agencies (and the Institute hereafter) to supply any and all pertinent information, including, but not limited to medical records (provided a conditional offer has been made), criminal records, and information concerning my previous employment/educational accomplishments. I further release such sources (and the Institute hereafter) from liability for any damage whatsoever incurred by me as a result of the furnishing such information to the Institute. I further waive any written notice of the release of such records that might otherwise be required by any State or Federal law.

I agree to work the hours and days deemed necessary by the Institute. I understand that my application will be considered pursuant to the Institutes’ normal procedure.

I agree that any claim or lawsuit against the Institute, any affiliated entity, or any of their employees or directors, which arising out of or related to my employment with or termination by the Institute or such affiliated entity, or arising out of or relating to my application for employment with the Institute or any affiliated entity (including but not limited to claims arising under State or Federal civil rights statutes), MUST BE FILED NO MORE THAN SIX (6) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE ACT OR OMISSION THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF THE CLAIM OR LAWSUIT.  I AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE SIX (6) MONTH PERIOD OF LIMITATIONS, AND I WAIVE ANY STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS TO THE CONTRARY.

I understand that Federal law requires me to verify , at the start of employment, my identity and  my authorization to be employed in the United States. 

I acknowledge that the Institute may request, if I am selected as a final candidate for employment or for continued employment, that I submit to a drug test. My refusal to consent to such a test or failure to promptly cooperate in obtaining a valid test result  will result in refusal of further consideration for employment or (if hired) termination of my employment.  I understand that when drug testing is required, a result satisfactory to the Institute is a condition of an offer of employment or (if hired) continued employment.  

I agree to abide by the rules and policies of the Institute, including any changes made from time to time, and I agree that  the Institute may change compensation, benefits, rules or policies at any time in its sole discretion.  I agree that my employment and compensation can be terminated at will, with or without cause, and with or without notice at anytime, at the option of either myself or the Institute, and I agree that this at will status cannot  be altered by any employee or director of the Institute unless the change  is in writing and signed by the Chairman of the Van Andel Institute or the designee of the Chairman. I understand this application does not create an offer of employment.

I am not a party to or bound by any agreement or other restriction that would prevent me from accepting employment with the Institute, or that would restrict the duties that I could perform for the Institute.

I have read, understand and agree to the above terms of employment, including the at-will nature of my employment.

By clicking the 'Accept' button below you are acknowledging that you are voluntarily submitting your electronic employment application to the Institute, and that you have read and agree to the above Applicant's Certification and Agreement.


Postdoctoral Fellow - Genetics, Epigenetics and Therapeutic Innovation in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Grand Rapids, MI
ID: 989-085

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