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Grand Rapids, MI
ID: 851-085




Van Andel Institute (VAI) for research is a leading independent biomedical research 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.


Van Andel Institute’s Facilities Department is seeking to hire a full-time Housekeeper. The Mission of the Facilities Department is to create and maintain a “Best in Class” facility that exceeds customer expectations. This is accomplished by providing a clean, comfortable, functional working environment where employees can achieve their professional goals and focus on the work at hand.


As a Housekeeper, you will be responsible for ensuring the Institute maintains a neat, clean, safe and sanitary environment.  This will include, but is not limited to, the following functions:

  • Vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, waxing, buffing floors
  • Dusting (ceilings, vents, drapery, cubicles, stairwells etc.) and shampooing furniture
  • Empty wastebaskets, recycling, cardboard etc.
  • Utilizing various kinds of equipment, tools, cleaning materials and supplies
  • Record supply inventory
  • Room set up and special event set-up
  • Other duties as assigned



  • A High School Diploma/GED
  • General housekeeping experience in an academic, hospital, medical office, or laboratory setting
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision



This is a full-time, non-exempt position.  The hourly rate for this position will be commensurate with relevant work experience and other qualifications. This position is also eligible for our highly generous compensation package.



This position is considered a first shift and will be in the main VAI facility located at 333 Bostwick NE: 4:00 am - 12:00 pm Monday-Friday



If you possess the qualifications and attributes for this position, we welcome speaking with you and encourage you to apply today!

To apply please submit:

  • Online application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information of 3 professional references

 This position will be open until filled. If you have any difficulty uploading your application or any questions, please email Natalie Rinaldi 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.

As Van Andel Institute is a drug and alcohol-free employer, all prospective new employees undergo a urinalysis/drug test as part of our pre-employment process.  This is a 7-panel drug screen and it includes testing for Marijuana, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Opiates, PCP, Barbiturates, and Benzodiazepines.

At Van Andel Institute, the health and safety of our people is our number one priority. As a condition of employment at Van Andel Institute, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered.


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, is 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, theatres, 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.