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Grand Rapids, MI
201 to 500 employees
1996
Nonprofit Organization
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Van Andel Institute (VAI) is an agile biomedical research and education organization that unleashes innovation to multiply impact. Established in Grand Rapids, Michigan, by the Van Andel family, VAI collaborates around the world to advance bold ideas in biomedicine and ... Read more

Mission: Through biomedical research and science education Van Andel Institute is committed to improving the health and enhancing the lives of current and future generations.

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    Current Employee - Lab Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
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    I have been working at Van Andel Research Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

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    great community with a shared focus on research

    Cons

    a bit isolated in location for collaborations.

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    Bioinformatics Analyst Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Van Andel Research Institute.

    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 Questions

    • 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.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Parkinson's disease expert Dr. Michael Henderson joins Van Andel Institute

  • https://www.vai.org/brain-asymmetry-parkinsons/

    Being right-brained or left-brained comes down to molecular switches - VAI

    Print 🖨Findings may explain why Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders impact one side of the body before the other GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (April 14, 2020) - Scientists may have solved one of the most puzzling and persistent mysteries in neuroscience: why some people are "right-brained" while others are "left-brained."

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Van Andel Research Institute Awards & Accolades

  • Top 10 Best Places to Work for Postdocs, The Scientist, 2009
  • Top 10 Best Places to Work for Postdocs, The Scientist, 2011
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