Van Andel Research Institute Overview

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  • www.vai.org
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • 201 to 500 Employees
  • 1996
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
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Van Andel Institute began with a vision: to improve human health. Founded by the Van Andel family in 1996, the Institute is now home to more than 400 scientists, educators and support staff – each one of us deeply connected to the work we do and driven by an urgent desire to ...
Mission: Jay and Betty Van Andel founded Van Andel Institute (VAI) in 1996. Their vision was to build an independent institute that would embrace novel approaches to biomedical research and science education, and develop a network of collaborations with organizations stretching from West ...

Van Andel Research Institute Reviews

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David Van Andel
David Van Andel
14 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee, more than 5 years

"Great place to work"

Feb 27, 2022 - Postdoctoral Fellow
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Positive Outlook
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Pros

small research-focused institute, a great place for research and science, a nice community

Cons

The weather is too cold with too much snow. It is located in a small city.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Van Andel Research Institute

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Van Andel Research Institute Interviews

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  1. Bioinformatics Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Van Andel Research Institute (United States)

    Interview

    Applied for the position on VARI's website. Skype interview with the team leader and other lab members (around 40 mins), followed by an on-site interview. The on-site interview includes meeting with HR, different lab members, and a project presentation.
    Interview

    1. Share one of the previous projects related to Bioinformatics that I have done before. 2. Share one bioinformatics related technology that I found exciting and eager to explore more.

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Company Updates

June 30, 2020
Parkinson's disease expert Dr. Michael Henderson joins Van Andel Institute
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Parkinson's disease expert Dr. Michael Henderson joins Van Andel Institute - VAI
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Van Andel Research Institute Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in AcademiaThe Scientist2013
  • Top 10 Best Places to Work for PostdocsThe Scientist2011

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