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Postdoctoral positions are available through the Section of Surgical Sciences T32 training grant (Goldenring PI) or the VA Quality Scholars program (Dittus PI). Please contact Dr. Grogan if you are interested.


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We are currently seeking graduate students through the PhD program in Epidemiology. Please contact Dr. Grogan or Dr. Aldrich if you are interested.


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Open Postdoctoral Position at Vanderbilt

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a background in Human Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology, Population Genetics, Bioinformatics and/or Statistical Genetics for a post-doctoral position in the Aldrich Laboratory at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Research in the Aldrich lab is highly collaborative, with a focus on identifying genetic and environmental contributions to lung cancer and pulmonary-related traits, such as COPD, in racially diverse human populations. This position will involve advanced bioinformatics and statistical analysis of genome-wide association data, exome chip data, and microbiome sequencing data. Opportunities are available to develop pharmacogenetic projects, utilizing the Vanderbilt DNA biobank, and genetic epidemiology research projects in the Southern Community Cohort Study, a large study of medically underserved African Americans and European Americans. Opportunities are also available to participate in consortium-based studies.  The successful applicant will also be expected to provide general computational support to ongoing studies in the Aldrich lab. We are multidisciplinary team of biostatisticians, clinicians, epidemiologists, and genetic epidemiologists.

Job Requirements:

  • Ph.D. degree in the area of Genetic Epidemiology, Human Genetics, Population Genetics, Bioinformatics, and/or Statistical Genetics
  • Experience in manipulating large-scale genomic data and efficient utilization of computer clusters
  • Demonstrated knowledge and programming experience in UNIX, R, PYTHON and/or PERL
  • Familiarity and working knowledge of standard bioinformatics tools, packages, algorithms, and databases for the analysis of genetics data
  • Preferred experience in the analysis of data from traditional epidemiologic studies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Highly motivated and committed to biomedical research

Please send CV to Melinda Aldrich, Ph.D., M.P.H for more information:


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