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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Vanderbilt university

Vanderbilt University (VU) has made the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and postdocs and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University recently announced that students, faculty, staff, and postdocs are required to be vaccinated against COVID. Effective, August 1, 2021, proof of full vaccination or an approved accommodation will be required in order to work at Vanderbilt University.  Have questions? Check out the FAQs.

Accommodations for medical and religious exemptions can be requested with the Equal, Opportunity and Access Office.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) COVID-19 protocols can be found online here.


Welcome! Whether you are a current postdoc, a faculty or staff member who works with postdocs or a prospective appointee, we’re glad you are here.

Vanderbilt postdoctoral fellows, commonly known as postdocs, are professionals who have earned doctoral degrees and are, in most cases, temporarily pursuing additional scholarly training, experience and research progress necessary for a wide range of career paths. Postdocs play an important role in Vanderbilt’s research enterprise and are integral to the discovery and learning mission of Vanderbilt University and Medical Center. At any given time, Vanderbilt has more than 500 postdocs across both VU and VUMC.

Vanderbilt provides exceptional postdoctoral opportunities with rich mentoring experiences and resources. Faculty, students, postdocs and staff work closely together to examine challenging questions across a wide range of disciplines. As a result, postdocs at Vanderbilt have the opportunity to further enhance their skills and prepare for future careers while working with leading scholars in the biological and physical sciences, engineering, humanities, law, business and social sciences.