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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University has made the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and postdocs and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University requires all employees to (1) participate in routine on-campus COVID-19 testing or (2) show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Have questions? Check out the FAQs.

For Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) employees, COVID-19 vaccination (or approved exemption) is a compliance requirement. Compliance is met by having two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. A booster dose is not part of the VUMC compliance requirement.

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.