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Current Postdocs

Vanderbilt University is an internationally recognized private research university in Nashville, Tennessee. It offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education and human development, as well as a full range of graduate and professional degrees. 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, the humanities, law and business, and the social sciences.

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. Persons with disabilities who have requests for reasonable accommodations should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability Services.

Interested in receiving important info from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs?

All postdocs are automatically added to the OPA postdoc mailing list (postdocs_all) at the beginning of each week. Postdocs can also self-subscribe by following the directions below.

How to Self-Subscribe to the OPA Postdoc Mailing List

  • Send an email to the (leave subject line blank and use the following text in the body of the message: Subscribe postdocs_all)
  • LISTSERV will send you a confirmation request.  Once you have responded, you will get a notification that you have been subscribed to postdocs_all.


Human Resources for Postdocs

All postdocs are expected to read and abide by organizational policies (VU or VUMC as determined by the postdoc’s classification) on the appropriate human resources website:

Questions should be directed to either the VU or VUMC human resources postdoc representative:


Submitting a fellowship or grant?

If you are applying directly to an external funding agency for a fellowship or other research funding while a postdoc at Vanderbilt, please review the guidelines for postdocs submitting grants, then tell us about the application you are submitting by completing Fellowship/Grant Submission form.

We appreciate your assistance in helping us track fellowship/grant applications and aid in our data collection and outcomes reporting.

Please submit the Fellowship/Grant Submission Form before the application is submitted to the funding agency.