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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 around 450 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.




Vanderbilt Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is a member of the National Postdoc Association.