Job Posting: Postdoctoral Position in Asthma, Epidemiology, and Translation, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Rachel Howell
November 17, 2014

The Office for Translational Science and the Center for Asthma Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center invites applications for a post-doctoral position for an investigator with training and experience in pediatric and/or adult epidemiology and/or clinical trials. The individual should have experience in aspects of epidemiology, clinical or observational studies, and methodological and analytic approaches. The ideal candidate will work within a dynamic, extramurally-funded and productive epidemiology and translational clinical research program focused on primary disease prevention in asthma and health innovations within the supportive infrastructure of the Program for Translational Science and the Center for Asthma Research, with a goal to become an independent investigator.

Required qualifications:
Experience, knowledge and a publication record in epidemiology or clinical-translational research is essential.  Successful candidates must have a doctoral degree and a competitive record of publications.

Preferred Qualifications:
Background and interest in epidemiology and/or pragmatic clinical trials, particularly in disease prevention, improving care, or implementing health innovations.
Strong research, analytical, critical thinking, and writing skills.
Experience utilizing administrative and/or electronic health record data or an ability to synthesize and organize complex data.
Proactive and flexible demeanor with ability to effectively work in a team environment.
Ability to remain goal-oriented and keep investigative team on track.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to develop meaningful collaborations.

Please submit Inquiries or an application to Teresa Chipps (, referencing Post-doctoral Research Fellow Position. The application packet should include: (1) cover letter which includes an outline of current research focus and relevant experience, successes and future directions, any mentoring/teaching experience,immigration status, and the names and complete contact information for three potential referees, and (2) curriculum vitae.