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Current Opportunities

Vanderbilt is committed to providing a meaningful, robust experience for postdoctoral scholars. Below is a list of currently available postdoctoral opportunities within Vanderbilt University. For positions within Vanderbilt University Medical Center, check the Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET) website.

If you are interested in a specific position, please contact the faculty mentor directly.

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Department Brief Description Faculty Mentor Posted 
Physics and Astronomy Studies of carrier, spin and phonon dynamics in material systems employing a novel ultrafast laser approach. Tolk, Norman 2013-09-27 09:52:32 View Details
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Postdoctoral Position in Diabetes and Obesity Research Jamey Young’s Lab at Vanderbilt University Young, Jamey 2016-12-06 09:19:00 View Details
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Post Doctoral Researcher in Resilient and Secure Cyber-Physical Systems. The Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) in the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt University invites applications for Post Doctoral Researcher positions in the area of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) with emphasis on security and resilience. Koutsoukos, Xenofon 2015-06-22 08:39:24 View Details
Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center The primary focus of the group is to develop, characterize and evaluate targeting molecular agents for cancer imaging and therapy. The candidate will be responsible for biological characterization, fluorescence microscopy and in vivo imaging/therapy of such agents. Mingfeng Bai 2017-04-05 07:45:20 View Details
Biomedical Engineering The Reinhart-King Lab in Biomedical Engineering seeks a postdoctoral associate in the area microenvironmental regulations of cancer progression Cynthia Reinhart-King 2017-04-05 08:37:08 View Details
Psychology & Human Development Postdoctoral position available in Brain Development Laboratory James R. Booth 2017-04-10 18:13:00 View Details
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Biomaterials for Cancer Immunotherapy Wilson, John T 2016-02-16 08:52:22 View Details
Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship available in Cognitive and Neural Modeling of Visual Cognition in the Department of Psychology at Vanderbilt. Palmeri, Thomas 2015-09-10 14:36:11 View Details
Biomedical Engineering The Reinhart-King Lab in Biomedical Engineering (arriving in Jan 2017) seeks has openings for two postdoctoral associates. Reinhart-King, Cynthia 2016-10-27 12:06:33 View Details
Advanced Computing Center for Research and Education (ACCRE) This data science postdoctoral position will focus on (1) setting up and maintaining a Linux cluster optimized for Big Data processing and (2) providing advanced user support to groups using this cluster. We are searching for candidates who are strong programmers and self-starters and would enjoy the challenge of building and optimizing a Hadoop-based cluster from the ground up. We will consider candidates who lack experience in Hadoop-based software if they have an otherwise strong research computing background (e.g. someone interested in transitioning into a career in data science or looking to strengthen his/her data processing skills). Faculty Mentors: Daniel Fabbri, Paul Sheldon Fabbri, Daniel; Sheldon, Paul 2015-08-31 10:51:12 View Details
Biomedical Engineering A postdoctoral position at Vanderbilt University, is available for a project concerned with image-guided procedures for the brain. This effort represents a multi-department effort across Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Neurosurgery. Miga, Michael 2014-08-15 13:50:01 View Details
Civil & Environmental Engineering Postdoctoral research fellow position in data-driven risk analysis and resilience modeling of infrastructure systems Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University Baroud, Hiba 2016-12-16 15:15:56 View Details
Civil & Environmental Engineering Postdoctoral Research Associate Position We welcome applications for two post-doctoral positions within the Risk and Reliability Engineering research group in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University. Mahadevan, Sankaran 2016-12-16 15:22:06 View Details
Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions The Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions (CSDI) at Vanderbilt University's Department of Political Science seeks applicants for up to three (3) Post-doctoral Scholars to support research on political institutions, opinion or behavior. Oppenheimer, Bruce 2016-12-16 15:28:21 View Details
Mechanical Engineering The Biomechanics & Assistive Technology laboratory at Vanderbilt University is currently accepting applications for a post-doctoral researcher. The post-doc will contribute to multidisciplinary research projects at the intersection of human movement biomechanics and wearable assistive devices (exoskeletons and lower-limb prostheses). Zelik, Karl 2016-09-27 09:40:57 View Details
Biomedical Engineering A post-doctoral position on an exciting project focused on a computational model-enhanced approach for tumor localization during breast lumpectomy is underway. Miga, Michael 2016-09-27 09:35:18 View Details
Learning, Teaching, and Diversity Project SIGMa (Supporting Instructional Growth in Mathematics) is a research-practice partnership between researchers at Vanderbilt University and a professional development organization, Math for America-Los Angeles, funded by the National Science Foundation. Using design-based implementation research, we are co-designing a video-based coaching model to support experienced secondary mathematics teachers in improving their practice. The project is led by Professor Ilana Horn and consists of a dynamic team of graduate students as well as professional development leaders at Math for America. Horn, Ilana 2016-09-28 12:05:15 View Details
Marketing The Owen Graduate School at Vanderbilt University is offering a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Marketing for newly-graduating Ph.D.s commencing in the fall of 2015. Haws, Kelly 2015-05-15 14:18:02 View Details
Psychology Qualified postdoctoral candidates to work on a project relating human electrophysiology to recordings from nonhuman primates Woodman, Geoff 2016-03-10 15:11:43 View Details
Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY at VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY Wikswo, John 2016-03-11 11:56:14 View Details
Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY at VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY Wikswo, John 2016-04-02 12:40:15 View Details
Biomedical Engineering Post-doctoral Fellow with a strong background in medical device instrumentation, especially catheters Merryman, David 2016-04-12 13:44:24 View Details
Dermatology, VICC Cutaneous Imaging Post-doctoral Opportunity Tkaczyk, Eric 2016-04-21 17:04:39 View Details
Political Science Vanderbilt Department of Political Science Postdoctoral Research Scholars to support research on international relations. Duncan, Natasha 2016-04-26 09:28:29 View Details
Political Science Vanderbilt Department of Political Science Postdoctoral Research Scholars to support research on international relations. Duncan, Natasha 2016-04-26 09:28:29 View Details
Owen Graduate School of Management This two-year post-doctoral fellowship is in Operations Management and those candidates with research interests and experience in supply Chain Management and Retail Operations are especially encouraged to apply. Kurtulus, Mumin 2016-06-23 16:50:13 View Details
Psychology Postdoctoral fellow to join a collaboration between Dr. Jennifer Trueblood (Psychology) and Dr. William Holmes (Physics) with the aim of using computational models to understand how people make decisions in dynamic environments Trueblood, Jennifer 2016-06-16 10:45:46 View Details
Psychology & Human Development VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY: POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (NIMH/NRSA training grant). Development of Psychopathology: From Brain and Behavioral Science to Intervention. Judy Garber 2017-04-10 18:07:20 View Details
Physics and Astronomy Postdoctoral Fellow. The start date is negotiable. The appointment can start as early as Winter 2017 and is initially for one-year. Renewal for subsequent years is contingent on satisfactory performance, acceptable progress in carrying out the assigned duties, availability of funds, and mutual agreement. Salary is commensurate with experience. William R. Holmes 2017-01-30 18:15:12 View Details
Psychology A postdoctoral position is available to investigate the neurophysiology of binocular integration in primate thalamus and neocortex at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Alexander Maier 2017-03-07 07:58:04 View Details