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Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

Faculty Positions

Postdoctoral Positions 

FACULTY POSITIONS 
 


TENURE-­TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN IMMUNOLOGY

Vanderbilt Center for Immunobiology & Division of Molecular Pathogenesis
Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center and School of Medicine

The Vanderbilt Center for Immunobiology and Division of Molecular Pathogenesis in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and School of Medicine invite applications for a tenure-­track faculty position in the field of immunology at a level commensurate with experience. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, fundamental immune mechanisms, tumor immunology, immune metabolism and metabolic disorders, tolerance and autoimmunity, and immune response to pathogens. Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or equivalent degree and a minimum of three years of appropriate postdoctoral experience and accomplishment with peer-­reviewed publications that demonstrate outstanding scholarly work. Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain an energetic, independent and well-­funded research program and participate in the teaching of graduate and medical students.

With an active and diverse faculty, the Vanderbilt Center for Immunobiology and Division of Molecular Pathogenesis provide a collegial faculty with a range of scholarly interests and research facilities. The Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, are located on the Vanderbilt University campus and home to internationally recognized programs in pharmacology, drug discovery, proteomics, structural biology, imaging science, bioinformatics, inflammation, and vaccines. The School consistently ranks in the Top 20 US Medical Schools and provides outstanding opportunities for scholarship and cross-­disciplinary collaborations.

The Vanderbilt University is a member of the Southeastern Conference and the campus is a National Arboretum located in the heart of Nashville, the capital of Tennessee. Known as “Music City USA”, Nashville is home to the Nashville Symphony, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, professional sports teams, and numerous outdoors activities; it is a great place to live and raise a family while doing ground-­breaking research and teaching outstanding students at all levels.

Applications will be evaluated starting on November 1. Applicants should send a curriculum vita, a statement of current and future research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the Immunology Search Committee: immunopath@vanderbilt.edu


Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry

The Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center seeks an experienced board-certified clinical chemist.  The Medical Center core laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility that analyzes over 4 million tests a year in support of patient care for the Vanderbilt University Hospital, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and the outreach program of the Vanderbilt Pathology Laboratory Services. 

The successful applicant will have an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree and should be board certified by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry or the American Board of Pathology (in Clinical Pathology) with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience within a high volume clinical laboratory in an academic center.  Candidates must have significant experience in clinical consultation of test results as well as experience in method development and performance evaluation of specialized chemistry instrumentation, including general laboratory automation, immunoassay analyzers, HPLC, GC, or LC/MS-MS.  Additional responsibilities will include teaching and mentoring pathology residents, medical technology students, medical students, and clinical chemistry fellows as well as conducting basic or clinical research.  The candidate will work closely with the other chemistry faculty and management team in the administration, education, management, and research and development activities of the core laboratory. 

Applicants should send their CV and cover letter to:

Adam Seegmiller, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Executive Medical Director of Clinical Pathology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Room 4605A TVC, 1301 Medical Center Drive,
Nashville, TN 37232
adam.seegmiller@vanderbilt.edu

Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
Division of Animal Care
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Position.  The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Division of Animal Care (DAC) is currently seeking a motivated individual for a new faculty position of Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian.  The faculty appointment will be on the Clinical Educator, non-tenure track in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology/Division of Comparative Medicine in Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine.  Responsibilities will include: medical and surgical care of a large and diverse population of animal species (the majority of which are rodents); animal care and use protocol review to ensure conformance to accepted veterinary practices and regulations; formal and informal training of animal care and research staff; colony health monitoring (particularly rodents); compliance activities; design and implementation of standard operating procedures for the animal care program; formal and informal training as part of the Vanderbilt University Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Program; and participation in collaborative research and/or other scholarly activities.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Located in Nashville, Tennessee, VUMC is a premier research institution internationally recognized for its leadership and innovation in the biomedical and biological sciences.  VUMC’s animal care program collaborates with approximately 345 Principal Investigators working on over 850 IACUC-approved protocols, is registered with the USDA, and has been an AAALAC International accredited facility since 1967.  The successful applicant will join a team of eight faculty veterinarians and seven veterinary technicians who oversee the health and welfare of over 20 species of animals with an average daily census of over 100,000.

Qualifications. Applicants must have laboratory animal medicine experience and/or training, strong clinical/surgical skills, an interest in teaching and training, excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and ideally, collaborative research experience.  The ability to interact positively with colleagues, scientific investigators and staff members is essential.  Nonhuman primate experience preferred. Applicants must have a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited school, or a certificate issued by the AVMA’s Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates, the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE), and be licensed to practice in at least one state. Applicants must have ACLAM board certification or be eligible for the ACLAM certifying examination at time of appointment. ACLAM-eligible applicants are expected to obtain certification within four years of hire.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit a letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, and the names and addresses of three references to:
Erin N.Z. Yu, D.V.M., D.A.C.L.A.M.
Associate Director of Clinical Medicine
Assistant Professor, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Division of Comparative Medicines

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Avenue South
AA-6206 Medical Center North
Nashville, Tennessee 37232-2130
erin.n.yu@vanderbilt.edu

Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.


Chief of Pediatric Pathology

The Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine seeks a Chief of Pediatric Pathology who is board certified in Pediatric Pathology and eligible for medical licensure in the state of Tennessee.  The Department has a strong and diverse faculty, excellent training programs, and provides a very supportive atmosphere for practicing subspecialty academic anatomic pathology. The section of Pediatric Pathology in the Division of Anatomic Pathology currently includes four faculty members dedicated to the evaluation of approximately 8,000 pediatric and placental cases per year (~18,000 specimen parts), clinical and translational research, and education. The latter is primarily focused on our residency and fellowship programs, including an ACGME-accredited pediatric pathology fellowship. Depending on qualifications and experience, applicants are expected to be eligible for appointment at the professor or associate professor level on the Clinician Educator track. The successful candidate is expected to be a high-performing, dynamic and data-driven individual with strong communication skills and a commitment to mentoring colleagues and trainees in the department.
Located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (total of 1,019 beds) is one of the nation’s leading research and teaching institutions with undergraduate medical programs contiguous on the same campus. The Vanderbilt University Medical Center, including the Monroe Carell Children’s Hospital (271 beds), is experiencing expansion in many areas with a top 20 cancer center, multifaceted organ and stem cell transplant programs, expanding educational programs, and multiple opportunities for clinical, translational and basic science research. Nashville, the capital of Tennessee, is a growing cosmopolitan area with a population exceeding 1 million, diverse entertainment, excellent schools, and ready access to outdoor activities. 
For additional information regarding the department and the hospitals see:

Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology:
http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/pmi

Vanderbilt University Medical Center: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu

Applicants are requested to send a C.V., a list of at least 3 references, and a letter of interest to: 

Omar Hameed, M.D.
Vice Chair and Executive Medical Director of Anatomic Pathology
Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Avenue South C-3318 MCN
Nashville, TN  37232-2561
E-mail: omar.hameed@vanderbilt.edu

Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Academic Surgical Pathologist

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

The Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine seeks an academically-oriented surgical pathologist who is board certified in Anatomic Pathology and eligible for medical licensure in the state of Tennessee. Anatomic pathology at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center is subspecialized and candidates with specific training and/or expertise in gynecological, pediatric, pulmonary, head and neck, skin and/or bone/soft tissue pathology are strongly encouraged to apply. The Department has a strong and diverse faculty, excellent training programs, and provides a very supportive atmosphere in which to practice academic surgical pathology. Academic rank on the Clinician Educator track will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

Located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, Vanderbilt University is one of the nations leading research and teaching institutions with undergraduate medical programs contiguous on the same campus. Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Monroe Carell Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University are experiencing expansion in many areas with a top 20 cancer center, multifaceted organ and stem cell transplant programs, and expansion of educational programs, and multiple opportunities for clinical, translational and basic science research. Nashville, the capital of Tennessee, is a growing cosmopolitan area with a population exceeding 1 million, diverse entertainment, excellent schools, and ready access to outdoor activities.

For additional information regarding the department and the hospitals see:
Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/pmi
Vanderbilt University Medical Center: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu

Applicants are requested to send a C.V., a list of at least 3 references, and a letter of interest to:

Omar Hameed, M.D.
Executive Medical Director of Anatomic Pathology
Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Ave. S., C-3318 MCN
Nashville, TN  37232-2561
E-mail: omar.hameed@vanderbilt.edu

- Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer -
 


Pediatric Pathologist
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

The Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine seeks a Pediatric Pathologist who is board certified in Pediatric Pathology (or eligible for certification) and eligible for medical licensure in the state of Tennessee.  Appointments are at open rank depending on the level of expertise of candidates. Clinical and translational research opportunities are abundant. Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Monroe Carell Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University are experiencing expansion in many areas with a top 20 cancer center, multifaceted organ and stem cell transplant programs, and expansion of educational programs, clinical and translational research, and basic science programs. This is an exciting period of growth for the pathology department.

Located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, Vanderbilt University is one of the nation's leading research and teaching institutions with undergraduate medical programs contiguous on the same campus. Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Monroe Carell Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University are experiencing expansion in many areas with a top 20 cancer center, multifaceted organ and stem cell transplant programs, and expansion of educational programs, and multiple opportunities for clinical, translational and basic science research. Nashville, the capital of Tennessee, is a growing cosmopolitan area with a population exceeding 1 million, diverse entertainment, excellent schools, and ready access to outdoor activities.

For additional information regarding the department and the hospitals see:

Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology:
http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/pmi
Vanderbilt University Medical Center:
http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu

Applicants are requested to send a C.V., a list of at least 3 references, and a letter of interest to:

Hernan Correa, M.D.
Medical Director of Pediatric Pathology
Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
The Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital
11219 Doctor’s Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232
P 615-936-7818
F 615-936-7828

Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.


POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS
Vanderbilt University Medical Center 

Postdoctoral Position

A grant funded postdoctoral position is immediately available in the area of cancer metastasis, with an emphasis on the role of cell migration in that environment, for an international translational cancer research initiative between the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB, Canada and Vanderbilt University in Nashville TN, USA. The position will be located mainly in the laboratory of Andries Zijlstra, Assistant Professor in the department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville TN, USA.

The position is for a translational project investigating the contribution of molecular mechanisms of migration in tumor dissemination as well as their participation in the clinical manifestation of metastatic disease.

The candidate must have a background in molecular biology, with specific expertise in analysis of cell migration, in vitro and in vivo metastasis models and standard analytical tools including immunoblotting, flow cytometry and microscopy. The ideal candidate will have an interest and experience in the analysis of patient specimens. This opportunity is set in an multi- disciplinary environment involving multi-institutional, international collaborations.

Please contact: Dr. Andries Zijlstra for more information

andries.zijlstra@vanderbilt.edu

-Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-
 


Postdoctoral Position - Blood Coagulation Enzymology

A Postdoctoral Research position is available to investigate the mechanisms and regulation of blood coagulation and fibrinolysis reactions with protein chemistry, enzyme kinetics, and fluorescence spectroscopy approaches. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Interested individuals who are recent Ph.D. degree graduates in biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, or biology should send a copy of their curriculum vitae and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to:
Dr. Paul E. Bock
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
C-3321A Medical Center North
Nashville, TN 37232-2561
Tel. (615)343-9863
-Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-