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FACULTY POSITIONS

Associate Director of Molecular Diagnotics

The Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center seeks an experienced board-certified molecular pathologist/molecular geneticist.  The Molecular Diagnostics Lab (MDL) test repertoire includes testing for inherited and acquired diseases and pharmacogenetics testing for drug dosing and appropriate utilization. The MDL supports patient care for the Vanderbilt University Hospital, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt  Ingram Cancer Center, and the Vanderbilt Pathology Laboratory Services outreach program. 

The successful applicant will have an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree and be board certified by the American Board of Pathology in Molecular Genetic Pathology (MGP) or the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience within a high complexity clinical laboratory.  Candidates must have significant experience in the interpretation of DNA/RNA test results from multiple platforms, such as MiSeqDx, ABI Genetic Analyzers and QuantStudio real-time PCR instruments.  Additional responsibilities will include teaching and mentoring pathology residents, medical technology students, medical students, and MGP and ABMGG fellows, as well as conducting basic or clinical research.  The candidate will work closely with the other MDL faculty and management team personnel in the administration, education, management, and research and development activities of the 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


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. Childrens 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

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 Universitys 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. VUMCs 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 AVMAs 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.


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-