Welcome to the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology! We are glad that you are interested in our department for post-doctoral studies. Post-doctoral scholars in the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology have access to cutting-edge technologies, world-class scientists, and thorough career training. Research interests of our faculty, span from molecular cell biology to organogenesis. We invite you to contact our faculty members directly (http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/cdb/faculty-reasearch) to discuss your specific research interests as a post-doctoral scholar. Outside the lab, post-doctoral scholars are invited to develop presentation skills through participation in journal clubs and research-in-progress seminars. You will also have excellent opportunities to network with other scientists at departmental retreats and other events.
There are no teaching requirements for post-doctoral scholars at Vanderbilt, though if you are interested in this aspect of training, excellent resources are available through:
- The Center for Teaching (http://www.vanderbilt.edu/cft/)
- The Office of Career Development (http://bret.mc.vanderbilt.edu/career_development/)
TheScientist-Educator Program (https://medschool.mc.vanderbilt.edu/scientist_educator/)
In addition, all post-doctoral scholars within the Department of Cell & Developmental biology have access to excellent career preparation resources (http://bret.mc.vanderbilt.edu/career_development/) and are members of Vanderbilt’s Post-Doctoral Association (http://bret.mc.vanderbilt.edu/postdoc/). They provide tools for campus-wide networking, re-location resources for moving to Nashville, and long-term career planning.
Thank you for your interest in post-doctoral studies in the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology.