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Postdoc Training at 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.


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 Facts

  • 7.057 undergraduate students
  • 6,554 graduate and professional students across 10 schools and colleges
  • 4,358 total full-time faculty
    • 1,466 VU-employed full-time faculty
    • 2,892 VUMC-employed full-time faculty
  • 450+ Postdoctoral Scholars
  • 4,044 full-time staff
  • Research expenditures exceeding $249 million annually


Vanderbilt University ranked 14th in 2022 Best Colleges in U.S. News and World Report.


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