The Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) invites candidates to apply for tenured or tenure-track faculty positions. More than 50 epidemiologists at Vanderbilt conduct clinical and population-based studies, including three large cohort studies in the U.S. and abroad with survey data and biological samples from approximately 225,000 study participants. Areas of ongoing research include diet and nutrition, health behaviors, environmental exposures, reproductive epidemiology, genetic and other biomarkers for disease risk and progression, and racial disparities in health outcomes. The Center is particularly interested in expanding its research and training programs in epidemiology of cancer and other chronic diseases.
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is ranked #14 on the recent US News and World Report list of top medical schools for research in the US and is in the Top 10 for NIH-funded research. VUMC is home to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, an NCI-designated Cancer Center. VUMC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Nashville, the state capital, is the largest metropolitan area in Tennessee, with temperate climate, low cost of living, affordable residential areas, vibrant cultural activities and abundant recreational opportunities.
To apply, email a cover letter, briefly describing research experience and interests, and curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org. Address the cover letter to: Dr. Wei Zheng, c/o Kim Kreth, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2525 West End Ave., 8th floor, Nashville TN 37203-1738. Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center online: https://www.vumc.org/vec/.
Successful candidates will have a doctorate in epidemiology or a related field with additional training or experience in epidemiologic research, and a demonstrated ability to develop and sustain an independent research program. Vanderbilt fosters a rich environment of cross-disciplinary collaboration, providing exciting opportunities to work on cohort consortium projects and collaborate on ongoing research projects in epidemiology.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is committed to fostering fundamental discovery and the translation of scientific knowledge to improvements in personal health and well-being. The School of Medicine-VUMC biomedical research mission is supported by shared research resources, administrative expertise, and professional guidance to enable the trans-disciplinary environment and highly collab...orative culture sustained by all Vanderbilt faculty, researchers, and staff. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic, and collegiality of its employees. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As the largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive, and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.