Current Opportunities at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt is committed to providing a meaningful, robust experience for postdocs. Below is a list of currently available postdoctoral opportunities.

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June 12, 2024 Institute for Software Integrated Systems The Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) in the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt University invites applications for Postdoctoral Researcher positions in the area of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) with emphasis on (1) security and resilience, (2) real-time and embedded systems, and (3) AI/ML in engineered systems. We are seeking motivated postdoctoral researchers with a solid technical background and experience in areas related to security and resilience, real-time and embedded computing, CPS, and AI/ML in engineered systems. Mary Sprinkle View Details
June 10, 2024 Earth and Environmental Sciences The Meng Lab is seeking 2 highly motivated post-doctoral scholars interested in global change ecology using remote sensing, in situ observation, and modeling. Lin Meng View Details
June 10, 2024 Computer Science A postdoctoral fellow position is open for a project on visually analyzing large-scale data. The prospective candidate will contribute new methods for designing and processing neural network-based representations of fields, for the purpose of analyzing time-varying, multivariate, volumetric data produced by simulation ensembles. Matthew Berger View Details
May 30, 2024 Pediatrics: Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition A postdoctoral fellow position is now available in a NIH-funded laboratory at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Research from this laboratory is focused on understanding the mutualistic relationship between gut microbiota and the host with implications for normal gastrointestinal development and response to injury and/or inflammation. Research for this position will make a novel direction to elucidate the mechanisms by which human milk oligosaccharides regulate gut microbial homeostasis and intestinal epithelial integrity in adulthood and apply this knowledge to develop therapies for prevention and treatment of intestinal inflammatory diseases. Natalie Luttrell View Details
May 22, 2024 Medicine: Clinical Pharmacology/Cardiovascular Medicine The Alexander Lab, part of the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellow position. Research involves understanding the role of immune cells in the pathogenesis of hypertension and related end-organ damage. Applicant requirements: MD or Ph.D. in discipline related to cardiovascular disease or immunology preferred. First-author publication(s) and demonstrated skills in communication, scientific writing, and laboratory skills such as cell culture, mouse models of disease, flow cytometry, and related techniques are preferred. Matt Alexander View Details
May 20, 2024 Genetic Epidemiology A postdoctoral fellow position in genetic epidemiology is immediately available in Vanderbilt Genetics Institute. He/she will be responsible for analyzing/summarizing large-scale genetic data on cardiometabolic traits and diseases for publications. He/she must demonstrate the relevant experience with the first-author papers/manuscripts. Yingchang (Kevin) Lu View Details
May 13, 2024 Biochemistry The Karbstein lab in the Department of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University is seeking a talented postdoc to join our group. This individual will work closely with our team to investigate mechanisms of Cellular Ribosome Homeostasis. This position is well-suited applicants with an interest in basic cellular mechanisms, cancer biology, or cellular aging, and career interests in both academia (R1 or PUI) as well as industry positions. Katrin Karbstein View Details
May 9, 2024 Mechanical Engineering Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position in Engineering for research for Surgical Robotics Grant. Dr. Robert Webster’s Medical Engineering and Discovery Laboratory (MED lab) focuses on surgical robotics and on other devices to make surgery less invasive and more accurate. The MED Lab is a place where doctors and engineers work side by side to create new lifesaving medical technologies led by Vanderbilt University. This typically begins with a focus on the clinical problem first, and then work with surgeon collaborators to determine the best devices and theoretical approaches to solve it. Robert Webster View Details
May 7, 2024 Physics & Astronomy Fisk University and Vanderbilt University announce the immediate availability of an EMIT (Establishing Multimessenger Astronomy Inclusive Training) Postdoctoral Fellowship. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to conduct research in observational, computational, instrumental, or theoretical approaches to understanding what photons, gravitational waves, and/or particles reveal about the Universe, and will contribute to building a community that values diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. EMIT Fellows will receive intensive professional and personal mentoring within a collaborative and vibrant research environment. Stephen Taylor View Details
May 7, 2024 Physics & Astronomy Vanderbilt University invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar in gravitational-wave astrophysics and data analysis to work in Professor Stephen Taylor’s VIPER Group (the Vanderbilt Initiative in Probes of Extreme Relativity). Stephen Taylor View Details
April 29, 2024 Medicine: Epidemiology Postdoctor fellow position in genetic epidemiology: We are seeking for applicants for the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute. The Lu’s lab focuses on studies of the genetic architecture of cardiometabolic diseases, especially the metabolic parts of these diseases and traits, supported by several ongoing NIH R01 grants. We collaborate extensively with national and international consortia. Projects include genome-wide associations and whole exome/genome sequencing studies. Yingchang (Kevin) Lu View Details
April 18, 2024 Collaborative for STEM Education and Outreach / Department of Teaching and Learning Postdoctoral research positions are available with the Collaborative for STEM Education and Outreach in the Department of Teaching and Learning, a part of Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. Qualified candidates with interests in K-12 STEM education are encouraged to apply. Joe Lopez View Details
April 18, 2024 Collaborative for STEM Education and Outreach / Department of Teaching and Learning Postdoctoral research positions are available with the Collaborative for STEM Education and Outreach in the Department of Teaching and Learning, a part of Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. Qualified candidates with interests in K-12 STEM education are encouraged to apply. Joe Lopez View Details
April 17, 2024 Electrical and Computer Engineering The Ndukaife Laboratory in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is currently seeking a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on engineering thermal emission using metasurfaces. The project is funded through an Office of Naval Research program (ONR YIP Award program). The role demands strong project management, collaboration, communication, and problem-solving skills, as the successful candidate will work closely with highly-motivated and talented engineering and science students and top-notch faculty. Applicants should have a solid background in nanophotonic and metasurface design, nanofabrication, electromagnetic modeling, and optical characterization, with experience in Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy considered a plus. This position offers ample opportunities for publishing in leading peer-reviewed journals and presenting at national conferences, affirming our commitment to fostering the professional growth of our research fellows. We invite candidates who are passionate about pushing the boundaries of science and engineering to apply for this exciting opportunity to advance their research career and make significant contributions to the field. Justus Ndukaife View Details
April 12, 2024 Biological Sciences Postdoctoral research position in the Tiriac Lab Alexandre Tiriac View Details
April 11, 2024 Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology The Markle Lab, part of the Department of Pathology Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellow position. Research topic: Immunology Applicant requirements: Ph.D. in Immunology is preferred, and molecular/cell biology biochemistry or genetics doctoral degree holders may also be a good fit. First-author publication(s) and demonstrated skills in communication, scientific writing, and bench work such as cell culture, PCR and cloning, flow cytometry and related techniques. Janet Markle View Details
April 10, 2024 Electrical and Computer Engineering The Medical-image Analysis and Statistical Interpretation (MASI) Lab, led by Dr. Bennett Landman, is seeking passionate and innovative Postdoctoral Fellows to join our team. The ideal candidates will have a strong background in AI, Python, and imaging data analysis, with a preference for those experienced in medical imaging. Our lab focuses on the development and application of advanced imaging techniques, machine learning models, and clinical studies aimed at understanding and interpreting medical imaging data for various health applications. Bennett Landman View Details
April 8, 2024 Anthropology Dr. Monica Keith, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Vanderbilt University, invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral researcher, with possibility of renewal for a second year. Applicants should have interests and demonstrated experience researching health disparities, human biology, and/or maternal and child health in living populations. Work in the Keith lab integrates health, socio-ecological, and genetic data to assess human variation and health disparities in a biosocial framework. Projects range in scale from longitudinal field-based research with subsistence-based communities to secondary analysis of large national datasets. Ongoing work is located in Dominica, Bangladesh, and the US researching family and maternal health, pregnancy and birth outcomes, child growth, impacts of climate change on human biology, and genetic and socio-ecological influences on cardiometabolic health. Monica Keith View Details
April 4, 2024 Pharmacology The Cigliola Laboratory invites applications for a Postdoc position. Our lab is dedicated to identifying novel strategies for reversing paralysis after spinal cord injury. We deploy frontline genetics, transcriptomics, in vivo cellular, molecular, and behavioral approaches in zebrafish and mouse models to uncover Mechanisms of Spinal Cord Regeneration. We are located within the Pharmacology Department of Vanderbilt University and are members of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute. Valentina Cigliola View Details
April 1, 2024 Computer Science The Machine Automation, Perception, and Learning (MAPLE) lab in the Computer Science Department is seeking a postdoctoral scholar for a multi-institution collaborative project in robotic surgical automation. Specifically, the prospective candidate will work on multi-modal intraoperative reconstructions of surgical scenes that can account for manipulations by the surgical instrument. The candidate is expected to develop novel algorithms that push the boundaries of multi-modal sensor fusion. Jie Ying Wu View Details
April 1, 2024 Law School Vanderbilt Law School’s Stanton Foundation First Amendment Clinic is now accepting applications for fellowship position in the clinic. Supported by the Stanton Foundation, the First Amendment Clinic defends and advances the rights of free speech, press, assembly, and petition, while providing law students with the practice and real-world experience to become leaders on First Amendment issues. The fellowship is for one year beginning July 1, 2024 and is renewable for a second year. The fellow will be supervised and mentored by the faculty member who is teaching the clinic. Jennifer Safstrom View Details
March 20, 2024 Nephrology We are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow (start July 2024) in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension in the Bock-Pozzi-Zent Kidney Cell Biology Laboratory. Fabian Bock View Details
March 5, 2024 Neurology The Nobis lab at Vanderbilt University Medical Center Post-Doc Opportunity William Nobis View Details
February 29, 2024 Cell and Developmental Biology Postdoctoral fellows are sought for a collaborative research endeavor in the laboratories of Professors Alissa Weaver and John T. Wilson at Vanderbilt University focused on engineering extracellular vesicles (EVs) for intracellular delivery of biologics. Prof. Weaver is an internationally recognized leader in EV biology and Prof. Wilson is an expert in intracellular drug delivery. Together they are directing a new multidisciplinary effort that leverages advanced cell and molecular engineering strategies to create “designer” EVs for intracellular drug delivery with an emphasis on RNA therapeutics for cancer, neurodegenerative disease, and autoimmunity. This research is supported by a large, multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation that brings together multiple investigators with expertise in EV biology, cell engineering, nanomedicine,and biomanufacturing, with the goal of advancing EVs as versatile and modular drug delivery vehicles. Postdoctoral fellows will have an opportunity to join this dynamic multidisciplinary team and to lead the development of next-generation EVs for delivery of nucleic acid therapeutics. Renee Dawson View Details
February 22, 2024 Dermatology A post-doctoral scholar position is available at the Vanderbilt Dermatology Translational Research Clinic (VDTRC.org) and the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering to launch translational research careers. We invite motivated candidates to apply their backgrounds in computer science, data science, engineering, and/or physics to medical problems in oncology (e.g. stem cell / bone marrow transplantation), rheumatology (e.g. systemic sclerosis), infectious diseases (e.g. mpox) and dermatology (e.g. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome). The goal is to develop and deploy technologies in our ongoing multicenter trials to track disease progression and response to treatment. Eric Tkaczyk View Details
February 19, 2024 Earth & Environmental Sciences The Ayers Lab https://my.vanderbilt.edu/johncayers/ in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University is seeking a postdoctoral scholar for a one-year appointment funded by an NSF collaborative grant with Chen Zhu at Indiana University Bloomington. The successful applicant will continue an experimental petrology project on the kinetics of recrystallization of the mineral zircon and replacement of metamict zircon in aqueous fluids at high pressures and temperatures. Experimental materials have already been acquired and characterized, and a piston cylinder apparatus and four working cold seal pressure vessel systems are available for experiments. Experimental materials will be analyzed using a FIB-SEM, Raman spectroscopy, and Picarro for oxygen and hydrogen isotopes. U-Pb geochronology and Si isotope analysis will be performed by collaborators. Geochemical modeling will be used to guide experiments, and modeling and experimental results will be compared. Kevin Hooper View Details
February 16, 2024 Electrical and Computer Engineering Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position: Unravelling the Heterogeneity of Extracellular Vesicles and Particles We are searching for a full-time Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. This position is situated within the Ndukaife Lab in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and affiliated with the Center for Extracellular Vesicles Research at Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt University is a world-class research institution and one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in research and education. The successful candidate will engage in cutting-edge biomedical research focusing on extracellular vesicles. This role offers a unique chance to work closely with Dr. Ndukaife and his team, as well as collaborators in the Center for Extracellular Vesicles Research leveraging our world-class facilities and resources for research advancement. Key qualifications include excellent verbal and written communication abilities, a proactive approach to work, meticulous attention to detail in maintaining research records, and the ability to thrive in a collaborative environment. We are committed to recognizing excellent contributions with opportunities for journal publications and presentation at national conferences, underscoring our dedication to the professional growth of our fellows. Justus Ndukaife View Details
February 12, 2024 Epidemiology We are recruiting a second post-doc fellow to work on a grant funded by the American Society of Hematology that aims to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of anticoagulants. The position is available immediately. Ghadeer Dawwas View Details
February 12, 2024 Computer Science The Machine Intelligence and Neural Technologies (MINT) laboratory at the Department of Computer Science, Vanderbilt University, seeks to fill a research assistant professor position in computational optimal transport and its applications in machine learning. The prospective candidate will collaborate with Professor Kolouri at the Department of Computer Science on research, and will help with mentoring graduate students. Soheil Kolouri View Details
February 9, 2024 Mechanical Engineering The Caldwell Infrared Nanophotonic Materials and Devices Laboratory is focused on employing novel spectroscopic methods, identification of new or modified materials and structures and nanophotonic concepts towards advancing the infrastructure available for infrared optics and components. We are seeking a postdoctoral candidate who can help us push the boundaries of these fields and bring new concepts and fields of research, especially in regards to developing the guiding principles governing twist-optic and moiré interactions between two-dimensional and/or low-symmetry materials, artificial metamaterials, and combinations thereof. The position will require strong collaboration, communication, and organizational skills. The candidate will work closely with highly motivated and talented engineering and science students, scientific researchers, and faculty. The candidate will also be given a high level of ownership over research and development projects, providing them with the opportunity to forge some of their own research directions in this space. Thus, the candidate must have excellent project management skills and strong technical problem-solving abilities. Josh Caldwell View Details
February 2, 2024 Owen Graduate School of Management The Finance area at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management offers a two‐year postdoctoral fellowship for recent graduates with a Ph.D. in Finance or Economics, with research interests in financial economics. Postdocs work closely with Owen finance faculty on new research projects, while making progress toward publication of their current work. To be eligible, candidates must complete their Ph.D. by July prior to starting the fellowship. The strongest candidates will be those whose research interests align closely with Owen faculty and where the postdoc and faculty member can foresee developing joint research projects. We encourage applicants to look at Owen finance faculty webpage and identify specific faculty with similar research interests in their cover letter. Morgan Leeson View Details
January 30, 2024 Owen Graduate School of Management The Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship in operations management. Postdoctoral researchers are expected to work with Owen faculty on new research projects while making progress toward the publication of their current scholarly work. To be eligible, a candidate must complete their PhD by summer 2024 from an AACSB-accredited business school. Candidates with research interests in supply chain management, networks, and operations-finance interface are especially encouraged to apply. Yasin Alan View Details
January 30, 2024 Owen Graduate School of Management The Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship in accounting. The post-doctoral researcher in accounting will work closely with Owen’s faculty on research projects related to auditing, corporate governance, financial reporting and disclosure choices, ESG reporting, managerial accounting, and cost accounting. The candidate will be housed at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management but will have the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team spanning accounting, finance, economics, operations management, and business. In order to be consider for the position, candidates must have a background in Accounting and/or Economics/Finance. Daniel A. Cohen View Details
January 17, 2024 Institute for Software Integrated Systems The Open Ended Learning Environments research group at the Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) and the Department of Computer Science at Vanderbilt University has an opening for a post-doctoral researcher who will be supported by grants from the National Science Foundation AI Institute and other related funds. In particular, this position will involve research in multimodal data collection and analysis in classroom environments from a number of Open Ended Learning Environments (OELEs) that include the: (1) NSF AI Institute narrative-centered learning environments, (2) Betty’s Brain, (3) C2STEM (Collaborative, Computational STEM Learning Environments), and (4) SPICE (Science Projects Integrating Computation and Engineering) learning environments (for details see https://wp0.vanderbilt.edu/oele/). Some of these projects involve collaborations with faculty at the Peabody School of Education at Vanderbilt, other AI ENGAGE institute partners, SRI Education, and Digital Promise. The post-doctoral researcher will conduct research in utilizing learning technologies and multimodal data collection systems to collect and analyze classroom data to study students’ learning behaviors as they collaborate to solve problems in our OELE environments. Gautam Biswas View Details
January 10, 2024 Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Researcher Position - Bioinformatics Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Department of Medicine are excited to announce an opportunity for a Postdoctoral Researcher specializing in human microbiome research. Seesandra Rajagopala View Details
January 8, 2024 Surgery The Choi Lab studies basic and pre-clinical research projects to understand mechanisms of carcinogenic transition in gastric carcinogenesis. The Choi Lab is a multiple (NCI and DOD) funded gastric cancer research laboratory and uses novel in vivo mouse models and in vitro organoid models which are unique in the gastric cancer field. We aim to define biological mechanisms of carcinogenic transition from pre-cancerous cells to cancerous cells. We also seek to develop novel therapeutic approaches to prevention of gastric cancer development and identify novel druggable targets for patients with high-risk pre-cancer and/or cancer. Eunyoung Choi View Details
January 8, 2024 Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship in Addiction Heterogeneity at Vanderbilt University Ashley Watts View Details
December 18, 2023 College of Arts & Science With the support of the Teagle Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science invites applications for the A&S College Core Fellows program. Application closes February 1, 2024. Paul Stob View Details
December 1, 2023 Physics & Astronomy Postdoctoral Position in High-Energy Nuclear Physics: JETSCAPE/XSCAPE-focus Yi Chen View Details
November 30, 2023 Physics & Astronomy Postdoctoral Position in High-Energy Nuclear Physics: CMS-focus Yi Chen View Details
November 21, 2023 Owen Graduate School of Management The Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship in operations/technology strategy or information systems. The position will work closely with faculty on projects to examine the operations, economics, or strategic aspects of information systems with particular interest subareas such as AI, cyber security, or healthcare. The candidate will be housed at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management but will have the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team spanning computer science, economics, healthcare, and business. Candidates must have a background in Operations/Technology Strategy, Information Systems, Medical Informatics, Health Economics, or related Business background. Educational backgrounds could come from several areas including a PhD in: • Business (Management Information Systems/Technology/Operations/Strategy) • Medical Informatics • Information Science • Health Economics Our preference is for candidates who have recently completed their PhD (post-doc). Candidates with more experience who have direct interest in this research area are also welcomed to apply. We are interested in candidates who will produce research of excellent quality that will have significant impact on the field. The successful candidate could start in August 2024 for a one-year appointment (with the possibility of renewal for an additional year). Salary commensurate with degree and experience including an excellent benefits package. Morgan Leeson View Details
November 21, 2023 Physics & Astronomy, Mathematics VandyGRAF Fellow in Numerical Relativistic Fluid Dynamics Jean-François Paquet View Details
November 8, 2023 Nursing & Biomedical Informatics The Jeffery Lab is looking for a post-doctoral fellow from the field of computer science, biomedical informatics, or quantitative-focused health sciences (e.g., nursing, quantitative psychology). The position is 50% funded by the NIH to develop a framework that supports computational phenotyping of substance use disorders using electronic health record data. Alvin Jeffery View Details
October 30, 2023 Medicine, Biochemistry, and Pharmacology Structural Biology Postdoc Ray Blind View Details
October 25, 2023 School of Nursing This is an exciting post-doctoral opportunity to carry out collaborative research focused on the design, implementation, and evaluation of a clinical informatics (patient portal) and mhealth program to support self-management in youth with diabetes. The fellow will work in the laboratory of Dr. Shelagh Mulvaney, with an interdisciplinary team of behavioral scientists, clinicians, statisticians and informatics professionals at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (https://nursing.vanderbilt.edu/people/bio/shelagh-mulvaney). For this position, funded jointly by the Vanderbilt School of Nursing and a grant from the American Diabetes Association, we seek a talented and highly motivated individual interested in further developing their informatics, research and academic skills to support an independent research career. Shelagh Mulvaney View Details
October 16, 2023 Physics & Astronomy Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in High-Energy Nuclear Physics Raghav Kunnawalkam Elayavalli View Details
October 6, 2023 Psychology & Human Development Postdoctoral Position in Developmental Neuroscience Sophia Vinci-Booher View Details
October 2, 2023 Medicine: Gastroenterology Postdoctoral Fellow - Cancer Microbiome Nicholas Markham View Details
September 25, 2023 Psychology The Schaefer Lab in the Department of Psychology at Vanderbilt University seeks applicants for a postdoctoral researcher position. The lab’s research program focuses on understanding the relationship between environmental exposures (including environmental toxicants, psychosocial stressors, substance use, and poverty) and brain and behavioral health, using longitudinal and twin methods to approach causal inference Jonathan Schaefer View Details
September 15, 2023 Psychology and Human Development Postdoctoral Position in the Speech Sciences and Prosody, Vanderbilt University Duane Watson View Details
August 21, 2023 Psychology & Human Development; Special Education Vanderbilt University Department of Psychology and Human Development and the Department of Special Education are seeking to hire a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to collaborate on multiple grant-funded projects focused on youth violence and suicidality prevention, gun-related injury prevention, social and behavioral developmental trajectories, community-based partnerships on positive youth development, and research syntheses. The position will be supervised by Dr. Krista Mehari and Dr. Jason Chow. Krista Mehari View Details
August 16, 2023 Biochemistry & Pharmacology Structural Biology Postdoc Ray Blind View Details
August 2, 2023 Psychology Postdoctoral Position in Human Vision and Medical Image Perception, Vanderbilt University Frank Tong View Details
August 1, 2023 Psychology Postdoctoral position to develop robust AI-based models of human vision and object recognition abilities Frank Tong View Details
July 31, 2023 Hematology and Oncology NIH-funded post-doctoral positions are available within the Lovly lab team for highly motivated, enthusiastic, hard-working individuals to conduct translational lung cancer research. Christine Lovly View Details
July 21, 2023 Molecular Physiology & Biophysics The Karakas Lab at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, located in Nashville, TN, is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill an NIH-funded postdoctoral position. Our research group is dedicated to unraveling the molecular mechanisms of ion channels using state-of-the-art structural biology approaches. The laboratory, situated within the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, offers access to cutting-edge cores specializing in crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), mass spectrometry, and a range of advanced biophysical instrumentation. Erkan Karakas View Details
June 6, 2023 Cell and Developmental Biology Postdoctoral fellow in cell biology: uncover the cell’s inner beauty at the Kaverina lab in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt Irina Kaverina View Details
June 6, 2023 Cell and Developmental Biology Postdoctoral fellow in cell biology: uncover the cell’s inner beauty at the Kaverina lab in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt Irina Kaverina View Details
May 31, 2023 Institute for Software Integrated Systems Postdoc positions are available in decision theory and big data for smart cities in the ScopeLab at Institute for Software Integrated Systems Abhishek Dubey View Details
May 15, 2023 Radiology and Radiological Sciences The Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow for a 2-year mentored research training opportunity supported by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. We are currently seeking a candidate with an interest in developing and applying quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods at 3T and 7T field strengths for clinical applications in neurology. Ongoing projects of immediate interest include: • Development of structural and functional MRI of the thoracolumbar spinal cord for applications in multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders • Studies of sex differences in imaging biomarkers of neurological disease pathology Kristin O View Details
May 8, 2023 Biomedical Engineering Postdoc position in Duvall Advanced Therapeutics Laboratory to work on synthesis and optimization of peptide and RNA structures as candidate therapeutics. Craig Duvall View Details
May 3, 2023 Electric & Computer Engineering The Ndukaife laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to work in the area of plasmonic metasurfaces for thermal emission engineering. The prospective candidate will collaborate with Prof. Caldwell’s lab and the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE). Justus Ndukaife View Details
April 17, 2023 Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship in Spatial Memory and Navigation Timothy McNamara View Details
April 6, 2023 Biomedical Engineering This is for a post-doctoral position focused on methods to improve echocardiography. The goal of the work is to overcome existing challenges in cardiac ultrasound by developing new methods in deep learning and signal processing to improve the image reconstruction pipeline. Brett Byram View Details
April 5, 2023 Medicine /Cardiovascular Medicine Seeking an individual with a Ph.D. and experience in biochemistry, cell biology to conduct research on adipocyte signal transduction, metabolism and biochemistry. This position will allow the fellow to learn about diabetes, physiology of metabolism in order to be able to integrate their molecular skills with in vivo physiology. Sheila Collins View Details
April 4, 2023 Computer Science The AI Institute has a position open for a Post Doctoral researcher to conduct research in the area of AI and Ethics as it relates to narrative-centered learning environments and multimodal learning analytics which are two primary thrusts in our institute's research. Gautam Biswas View Details
March 29, 2023 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering The School of Engineering student success team is recruiting a post-doctoral scholar to support the assessment and support of new programs out of the school of engineering. Julianne Vernon View Details
March 24, 2023 Biomedical Engineering There is an open position for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the King Laboratory, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. The position is available immediately. The research project relates to the study of cancer cell mechanotransduction and apoptosis, with the goal of identifying new strategies to target and kill disseminating metastatic tumor cells to prevent them from forming new and distant tumors. Michael King View Details
March 6, 2023 Meharry Medical College School of Medicine Postdoctoral Research Associates or Senior Research Associates are available in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Meharry Medical College to study host-retrovirus interactions. Research will focus on the mechanisms by which host factors promote and/or restrict virus replication. The successful applicant will join our team that uses molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology to address questions in molecular retrovirology. Xinhong Dong View Details
March 1, 2023 Physics & Astronomy Fisk University and Vanderbilt University announce the immediate availability of two EMIT (Establishing Multimessenger Astronomy Inclusive Training) Postdoctoral Fellowships. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to conduct research in observational, computational, instrumental, or theoretical approaches to understanding what photons, gravitational waves, and/or particles reveal about the Universe, and will contribute to building a community that values diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. EMIT Fellows will receive intensive professional and personal mentoring within a collaborative and vibrant research environment with the intent to prepare them for faculty positions, at least one of which is anticipated to be at Fisk University. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann View Details
February 15, 2023 Psychology The Data Science Institute (DSI) and the Department of Psychology at Vanderbilt University invites applications for its first cohort of applied deep learning postdoctoral fellows. Fellows will be part of an interdisciplinary Deep Learning Initiative to explore the application of transformers (e.g., the same class of models as ChatGPT) and other AI models to current state-of-the-art datasets in Neuroscience. Fellows will serve as collaborators on research projects as part of a team of researchers, data scientists, graduate students studying data science, and undergraduates. Andre Bastos View Details
February 14, 2023 Molecular Physiology & Biophysics The Ayala lab is seeking a post-doctoral fellow interested in mechanisms regulating feeding behavior and body weight. Research in the lab focuses on mechanisms by which the incretin hormone Glucagon-like peptide-1 (Glp1) and pharmacological Glp1 receptor (Glp1r) agonists currently approved for treating obesity target the central nervous system to promote weight loss. We approach this using state-of-the-art techniques at the intersection of whole-body physiology, metabolism, and neuroscience applied to mouse models. Julio Ayala View Details
February 7, 2023 Physics & Astronomy GRAVITY Postdoctoral Fellowship Karan Jani View Details
February 7, 2023 Anesthesiology The Grueter lab is seeking a postdoctoral candidate with a background in neuroscience to support a NIH funded project aimed at determining the behavioral and electrophysiological consequences of HIV-1 integrase inhibitors on neural circuit function. The postdoctoral candidate will be trained in electrophysiological and behavioral methods in mouse models. Competitive candidates will have a strong publication record and experience in experimental neuroscience with an emphasis on rodent models. The Grueter lab is part of the Research Division in the Department of Anesthesiology and the Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research within Vanderbilt University Medical Center collaborating with Dr. Chandravanu Dash at Meharry Medical College. Brad Grueter View Details
January 20, 2023 Psychology and Human Development We are seeking qualified postdoctoral candidates to work on projects measuring human electrophysiology (EEG and event-related potentials) in the response to cinema. The project explores attention, memory, reflection and, ultimately, deeper understandings derived from the experience of viewing morally-challenging films. The postdoc (with a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, or communications) will be trained to apply electrophysiological methods to the sequence of audio-visual events inherent to cinema in project funded by the Templeton Foundation. Competitive candidates will have a strong publication record and experience in experimental psychology, communications/film and/or electrophysiology, as well as strong computer and data analysis skills. Daniel Levin View Details
January 19, 2023 Special Education The Education and Brain Sciences Research Lab (ebrl.vkcsites.org) directed by Laurie E. Cutting, PhD, of Vanderbilt University, seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher interested in developmental and educational neuroscience. Laurie Cutting View Details
January 4, 2023 Psychology The BRAINS Lab in the Department of Psychology at Vanderbilt University seeks applicants for a postdoctoral researcher position. The lab’s research program focuses on understanding the neurobiological mechanisms that contribute to internalizing disorders Antonia Kaczkurkin View Details
January 4, 2023 Institute for Software Integrated Systems We are seeking motivated postdoctoral researchers with a solid technical background and experience in areas related to AI/ML, security and resilience, and CPS. Experience in software design and development, and the ability to link theoretical results to systems/experimental work are highly valued. A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field is required. ISIS (www.isis.vanderbilt.edu) is a premier research institute in the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering with 22 faculty, 42 research scientists and engineers, and more than 60 graduate students with sponsored funding that currently exceeds $20 million a year. ISIS is affiliated with the Department of Computer Science (https://engineering.vanderbilt.edu/cs/). Xenofon Koutsoukos View Details