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Postdoctoral Fellows

The Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET) Office assists biomedical postdoctoral fellows during their training at Vanderbilt University (VU) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). For general postdoc information and information on postdoctoral benefits, policies, and procedures, please visit the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA).

ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows is a bi-monthly meeting specifically designed for postdoctoral fellows to learn more about the Vanderbilt ASPIRE Program and to explore topics in career development and professionalism.

The annual survey in The Scientist consistently ranks Vanderbilt as one of the best places for postdocs to work in the United States. Whether you are a prospective postdoctoral fellow considering a move to Nashville or a current postdoctoral fellow seeking assistance, we are here to offer our support.

Postdocs, learn more about applying for Funding.

New and Departing Postdocs

New Postdocs​ may contact to set up a brief introduction to Postdoc Office.

To Departing Postdocs:
Please complete the Exit Survey.


BRET Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
340 Light Hall

Walter Chazin, PhD
Senior Associate Dean

Jan Vardarajan, PhD.
Assistant Director Of Postdoc Support

Aaron Howard
Program Coordinator