Positions with the Lindsley Lab/VCNDD


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).

Research Assistant


We are currently accepting applications for the position of Research Assistant. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education is mandatory, with a degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or organic chemistry is highly preferred. Our ideal candidate would also have one to two years of experience in a drug discovery research laboratory setting (medicinal chemistry, synthetic methodology development, and natural product synthesis), or organic chemistry lab. The ability to work in a team-based setting, present research based information during team meetings, and clearly communicate research results, ideas, and concerns are preferred.

If you would like more information, and/or to apply for the position, click below.



Postdoctoral Researcher


We are currently seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Researcher position. 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.


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.


If you have any questions, or would like more information, please email Prof. Darren Engers.