Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery

The Lindsley Lab and the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery (VCNDD) are currenty seeking candidates for both Postdoctoral Researcher and Medicinal Chemist positions. These positions will be locates at our state of the art drug discovery center in the Cool Springs area of Franklin, Tennessee (about 15 miles south of the University).

Postdoctoral Researcher


We are currently seeking candidates for 2-4 Postdoctoral Researcher positions. Our ideal candidate will be able to apply their synthetic skills in medicinal chemistry programs moving towards in vivo proof of concept tools, and clinical candidates. In addition, they will work closely with our staff scientists across medicinal chemistry, molecular pharmacology, drug metabolism, and in vivo behavior.

This is a wonderful opportunity for training and to engage in “big team” science. The ideal candidates will have a strong background in organic synthesis and/or medicinal chemistry. Positions are available immediately.


Medicinal Chemist


We are currently seeking candidates with their B.S./M.S./Ph.D. for Medicinal Chemist positions. Our ideal candidate will have a comprehensive background in synthetic chemistry, as well as the ability to develop and interpret SAR, and incorporate DMPK findings into compound design. Previous experience in CNS therapeutic area is also preferred.





If you would like more information, please contact Prof. Craig Lindsley and Prof. Darren Engers by clicking here.


If you would like to be considered for a position, please send the following to both Prof. Craig Lindsley and Prof. Darren Engers (click here to get started):
    • Your CV
    • When you can start (please confer wtih your advisor so start date is accurate)
    • A one to two page summery of your Ph.D. research
    • Two letters of recommendation (sent directly from the recommender, and one must be from your Ph.D. advisor)


All positions require excellent communication and computer skills, the ability to work under moderate supervision and a high level of motivation and creativity. We offer competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience. Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity employer.