Faculty Positions

Postdoctoral Positions


FACULTY POSITION IN MICROBIAL Pathogenesis

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, and the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology, and Inflammation (VI4) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level (PhD, MD, MD/PhD). Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, viral pathogenesis, bacterial pathogenesis, and host-microbe interactions.  Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain an independent research program and participate in teaching of graduate and medical students.  Candidates should have substantial post-graduate training highlighted by peer-reviewed publications that demonstrate research productivity.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, located on the Vanderbilt University campus, is home to internationally recognized programs in bioinformatics, drug discovery, global health, inflammation, imaging science, pharmacology, proteomics, and vaccine science.  The School consistently ranks in the Top 20 US Medical Schools and provides outstanding opportunities for scholarship, collaboration, and teaching.

The Vanderbilt University campus is a National Arboretum located in the heart of Nashville, the capital of Tennessee, known internationally as “Music City USA”, Nashville is also the home to professional sports teams, the Nashville Symphony, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, and numerous activities for outdoor enthusiasts.  Nashville, Tennessee is a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a statement of current and future research interests, and at least 3 references to: Eric Skaar, Ph.D., Director VI4, Vice Chair for Basic Research, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center at this Email: micropath@vanderbilt.edu

Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply


Academic Anatomic Pathologists

The Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center is seeking academic surgical pathologists who are board certified in Anatomic Pathology and eligible for medical licensure in the state of Tennessee.  The Department has a strong and diverse faculty, excellent training programs, and provides a supportive atmosphere for practicing subspecialty academic anatomic pathology.

Successful candidates are expected to be high performing, dynamic, and data-driven with excellent diagnostic and communication skills, a strong interest in teaching and clinical and/or translational research, and a commitment to advance the clinical, educational and research missions of the department. Individuals with advanced training, interest and expertise in breast pathology as well as in bone/soft tissue pathology are particularly encouraged to apply.

Depending on qualifications and experience, applicants could be eligible for appointment at the assistant, associate or professor level on the Clinician Educator track. There is also the opportunity to assume additional leadership responsibilities if desired and appropriate.

Located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of the nation’s leading research and teaching institutions with undergraduate medical programs and the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System contiguous on the same campus. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are experiencing expansion in many areas with a top 20 cancer center, multifaceted organ and stem cell transplant programs, and multiple opportunities for clinical, translational and basic science research. Nashville, the capital of Tennessee, is a growing metropolis (~1.8 million; average growth, 100 new residents/day) with excellent schools, diverse entertainment, and readily accessible outdoor activities. 

For additional information regarding the department and the hospitals see:

Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology:

http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/pmi

Vanderbilt University Medical Center: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu

Applicants are requested to send a C.V., a list of at least 3 references, and a letter of interest to:

Omar Hameed, M.D.

Vice Chair and Executive Medical Director of Anatomic Pathology
Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Avenue South C-3318 MCN
Nashville, TN  37232-2561

E-mail: omar.hameed@vanderbilt.edu

Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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


POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS
Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Postdoctoral Position
Metabolic-Epigenetic Reprogramming During Cancer Evolution
A post-doctoral fellowship is immediately available in the McDonald lab, located in the department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Our growing lab investigates linked metabolic-epigenetic reprogramming events that are naturally selected to enhance tumorigenic fitness during the evolution of pancreatic cancer progression. Experiments utilize whole genome datasets (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq), metabolomics approaches, unique patient samples, cutting-edge 3D tumorigenic assays, genetic and pharmacologic screening tools, and rational drug design (structure-activity relationships). Experiments also rely on more traditional cell and molecular biological techniques, including human cell cultures, mouse models, ChIP assays, histone extractions, enzyme activity measurements, metabolic tracing, real-time PCR, quantitative western blots, high resolution immunofluorescence, and histopathologic analysis of patient tissue samples. Potential projects are abundant, including identification and characterization of metastasis-intrinsic metabolic pathways, new modes of epigenomic regulation, and novel therapeutic strategies against metastatic pancreatic cancer. The successful candidate will have a strong background in cell and molecular biology. Experience in epigenetics and/or metabolism is preferable but not required. Please send CV and contact information for three references to: oliver.g.mcdonald@vanderbilt.edu.

Postdoctoral Position

The laboratory of Dr. Olivares-Villagómez is looking for a motivated and skillful candidate for a postdoctoral position. This individual should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent with expertise on the area of immunology or cellular biology. The candidate will be responsible for designing and conducting in vitro and in vivo experiments related to mucosal immunology. Experience with mouse models is preferred, although not a requirement. The candidate should possess good English conversational skills.

Dr. Olivares-Villagómez is currently investigating the role of an intraepithelial lymphocyte population known as innate CD8aa+ cells (iCD8a cells) in intestinal immune responses. These cells were originally described by Dr. Olivares-Villagómez’s group (Immunity, 41. September 2014) and are known to be involved in responses against the colonic bacterium Citrobacter rodentium in mice and during nectrotizing enterocolitis in humans. The postdoctoral candidate will be involved in investigating the role of iCD8a cells in the survival of other intraepithelial lymphocytes during mucosal immune responses. Currently, the laboratory of Dr. Olivares-Villagómez is funded by an R21 grant and will receive funding through the R01 mechanism starting July 2017.

Interested candidates should submit CV and statement of current and future research interests/experience to:

Danyvid Olivares-Villagómez, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 37232

-Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-


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-