The BRET Office assists postdoctoral fellows during their biomedical training at Vanderbilt University (VU) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). We meet with postdoctoral candidates upon faculty request and with new postdoctoral fellows focusing on the Compact Between Postdoctoral Appointees and their Mentors, the Individual Development Plan and resources available, including resources to aid postdocs in developing writing and presentation skills. In conjunction with The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, the BRET Office sponsors the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association which welcomes all Vanderbilt postdoctoral fellows from all schools to VPA events such as the VPA and Shared Resources Poster Symposium and Research Day, monthly meetings, holiday events and celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week with the Postdoc Family Picnic. The Scientist's annual survey has consistently ranked 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.
Are you a VU Postdoctoral Fellow or Trainee? Visit the Graduate School Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
To New Biomedical or VUMC Postdocs: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a brief introduction to the BRET Postdoc Office.
To Departing Biomedical or VUMC Postdocs: Please complete the Exit Survey.
BRET Office Postdoctoral Contacts
Roger Chalkley, D.Phil., Senior Associate Dean
Faith Bishop, Program Manager
340 Light Hall