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1. Southard-Smith, E. Michelle
michelle.southard-smith@vanderbilt.edu


Cell and Developmental Biology
We currently an opening for one Postdoctoral Fellow. One project with support for post-doctoral fellows includes genome wide mapping of modifier loci that alter neural crest development by mapping differentially expressed genes to modifier intervals. The second project with a Postdoctoral opening focuses on lineage analysis in the enteric nervous system and the contribution of neural crest lineages to the developing urogenital tract. Inquiries are welcome. 04/18/14
2. Jacobson, David Aaron
david.a.jacobson@vanderbilt.edu


Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Positions in islet biology and electrophysiology are currently available. 04/17/14
3. Nam, Young-Jae
young-jae.nam@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated Ph.D. or Ph.D. candidate who will dedicate his/her postdoctoral study in the field of heart regeneration, stem cell biology and reprogramming. The projects involve in generating new heart muscle cells using reprogramming techniques in vitro and in vivo and investigating mechanistic basis of cardiac cell fate specification. Extensive prior experience in molecular biology and mouse genetics, and/or electrophysiology is preferred. 04/14/14
4. Major, Amy S.
amy.major@vanderbilt.edu


Pathology
no openings at this time 04/09/14
5. Smith, Jeffrey R.
jeffrey.smith@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
Postdoctoral position available to qualified applicants in human genomics and cancer genetics. Inquiries welcome. 04/09/14
6. Pham, Wellington
wellington.pham@vanderbilt.edu


Radiology and Radiological Sciences
A 2-year postdoctoral position in cell therapy and imaging is available in October in the group headed by Dr. Wellington Pham at the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS). VUIIS is a state-of-the-art imaging center with capacity for functional MRI (3T and 7T), near-infrared optical imaging, and EEG, including simultaneous fMRI/EEG, and is an excellent environment for training in imaging science. Successful candidate will involve in the design and optimization of experimental protocols in our current effort to develop efficient dendritic cell-based cell therapy. An applicant must have a Ph.D. in immunology or closely related field. Experienced in immunological tasks including but not limited to dendritic cells, T cells, antigen presentation, ELISPOT, FACS, Western blots, histology and animal works. Knowledge in chemistry/bioconjugation and nanotechnology is a plus. A strong record of research background as reflected in publications in peer-reviewed journals. Please send curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and the names and contact information for at least three references to: Wellington Pham at wellington.pham@vanderbilt.edu 04/07/14
7. Chen, Jin
jin.chen@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
A postdoctoral position is available for study the interaction between EphA2 RTK and Ras proteins in lung cancer. Recent PhDs who are US citizens or permanent residents are encouraged to apply. Please send CV and the contact information of three referees to jin.chen@vanderbilt.edu. 04/02/14
8. Arteaga, Carlos L.
carlos.arteaga@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine and Cancer Biology
The laboratory of Carlos L. Arteaga, MD in the Breast Cancer Program of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Comprehensive Cancer Center is recruiting post-doctoral research fellows Projects include: Discovery of mechanisms of resistance to antiestrogen therapy in breast cancer; Development of transgenic mouse models of basal-like breast cancer; Genomic profiling of drug-resistant ER+ and triple negative breast cancer; Discovery of rational combinations of targeted therapies in breast cancer (focus on PI3K/AKT, ERBB receptors, TGF???, ER???, CDK4) Methods include gain-of-function kinase screens, next gen sequencing, RNAseq, mass spectrometry, RNAi screens, functional small animal imaging, molecular profiling and discovery using primary tumors from patients in clinical trials with targeted therapies, and studies with cell lines and xenografts using conditional shRNAs and targeted therapies in clinical development in vitro and in vivo Recent relevant publications that apply to these topics include: Miller TW, Fox EM, Balko JM, Ghazoui A, Dunbier A, Anderson H, Dowsett M, Jiang A, Smith RA, S??nchez V, Maira S-M, Manning HC, Gonz??lez-Angulo AM, Mills GB, Higham C, Ye F, Miller WR, Shyr Y, Arteaga CL. ER???-dependent E2F transcription can mediate resistance to estrogen deprivation in human breast cancer. Cancer Discovery 1:338-51, 2011 Chakrabarty A, S??nchez V, Kuba MG, Rinehart C, Arteaga CL. Feedback upregulation of HER3 (ErbB3) expression and activity attenuates antitumor action of phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase pathway inhibitors. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109:2718-23, 2012 Arteaga CL, Baselga J. Impact of Genomics in Personalized Cancer Medicine. Clin. Cancer Res. 18:612-8, 2012 Balko JM, Cook RS, Vaught DB, Kuba MG, Miller TW, Bhola NE, Sanders ME, Granja-Ingram NM, Smith JJ, Meszoely IM, Salter J, Dowsett M, Stemke-Hale K, Gonz??lez-Angulo AM, Mills GB, Pinto JA, Gomez HL, Arteaga CL. Profiling of residual breast cancers after neoadjuvant chemotherapy identifies DUSP4 deficiency as a mechanism of drug resistance. Nature Med. 18:1052-9, 2012 Balko JM, Miller TW, Morrison MM, Hutchinson K, Young C, Rinehart C, S??nchez V, Jee D, Polyak K, Prat A, Perou CM, Arteaga CL, Cook RS. The receptor tyrosine kinase ErbB3 maintains the balance between luminal and basal breast epithelium. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109:221-6, 2012 Young CD, Pfefferle AD, Owens P, Kuba MG, Rexer BN, Balko JM, S??nchez V, Cheng H, Perou CM, Zhao JJ, Cook RS, Arteaga CL. Conditional loss of ErbB3 delays mammary gland hyperplasia induced by mutant PIK3CA without affecting mammary tumor latency, gene expression or signaling. Cancer Res. 73:4075-85, 2013 Bhola N, Balko JM, Dugger TC, Kuba MG, Stanford J, Cook RS, Arteaga CL. TGF?? inhibition enhances chemotherapy action against triple-negative breast cancer. J. Clin. Invest. 123:1348-58, 2013 Fox EM, Kuba MG, Miller TW, Davies BR, Arteaga CL. Autocrine IGF/insulin receptor axis compensates for inhibition of AKT in ER positive breast cancer cells with acquired resistance to estrogen deprivation. Breast Cancer Res. 2013 Jul 11; 15(4):R55 [Epub ahead of print] Balko JM, Stricker TP, Arteaga CL. The genomic map of breast cancer: Which roads lead to better targeted therapies? Breast Cancer Res. 2013 Jul 31;15(4):209 [Epub ahead of print] Garrett JT, Sutton CR, Kurupi R, Bialucha CU, Ettenberg SA, Collins SD, Sheng Q, Wallweber J, DeFazio-Eli L, Arteaga CL. Combination of antibody that blocks ligand-independent HER3 dimerization and a p110??? inhibitor potently block PI3K signaling and growth of HER2-overexpressing breast cancers. Cancer Res. 73:6013-23, 2013 Hanker AB, Pfefferle A, Balko JM, Kuba MG, Young CD, S??nchez V, Sutton CR, Cheng H, Perou CM, Zhao JJ, Cook RS, Arteaga CL. Mutant PIK3CA accelerates HER2-driven transgenic mammary tumors and induces resistance to combinations of anti-HER2 therapies. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110:14372-7, 2013 Balko JM, Schwarz LJ, Bhola N, Kurupi R, Owens P, Miller TW, G??mez H, Cook RS, Arteaga CL. Activation of MAPK pathways via DUSP4 loss promotes cancer stem cell-like phenotypes in basal-like breast cancer. Cancer Res. 73:5346-58, 2013 Balko JM, Giltnane JM, Schwarz LJ, Young CD, Cook RS, Owens P, Sanders ME, Kuba MG, S??nchez V, Pinto JA, Doimi F, G??mez H, Goga A, Lehmann B, Bauer J, Pietenpol JA, Stephens PA, Cronin M, Miller VA, Yelensky R, Wang K, Palmer G, Arteaga CL. Molecular profiling of drug-resistant tumor cells remaining in the breast after neoadjuvant chemotherapy of triple-negative breast cancers identifies actionable therapeutic targets. Cancer Discov. 4:232-245, 2014 Mayer IA, Abramson VG, Isakoff SJ, Forero-Torres A, Balko JM, Kuba MG, Sanders ME, Yap J, Van den Abbeele AD, Li Y, Cantley LC, Winer E, Arteaga CL. Phase Ib Study of Pan-Phosphoinositide-3-Kinase Inhibitor Buparlisib With Letrozole in Estrogen Receptor-Positive/Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer. J Clin. Oncol. (In press), 2014 Arteaga CL, Engelman JA. ERBB receptors: From oncogene discovery to basic science to mechanism-based cancer therapeutics. Cancer Cell (In press), 2014 Interested applicants should send updated CV and list of references to carlos.arteaga@vanderbilt.edu Carlos L. Arteaga, MD Professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology Associate Director for Clinical Research Director Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies Director Breast Cancer Program Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Vanderbilt University Div. Hematology-Oncology, VUMC 2220 Pierce Avenue, 777 PRB Nashville, TN 37232-6307 Assistant: Heather Burgess heather.burgess@vanderbilt.edu Tel. 615 936 3524 Fax 615 936 1790 04/01/14
9. Becker, Jason R.
jason.becker@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
Postdoctoral position is available to study the genetic and molecular pathogenesis of myocardial hypertrophy and heart failure. 03/27/14
10. Mortlock, Douglas P.
mortlock@chgr.mc.vanderbilt.edu


Pediatrics
Postdoctoral position available for project investigating the role of Bmp2 gene transcriptional regulation in mouse heart development and in a mouse model of calcific aortic valve disease. Prior experience in mouse genetics and embryonic development, molecular biology, immunohistochemistry and histology, or some combination of these will be extremely useful. Funding for 2 years available from mid-2014. 03/17/14
11. Gewin, Leslie Stuart
leslie.gewin@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
A position is available for a postdoc interested in the cellular and molecular mechanisms of renal injury with a particular interest in epithelial injury. Although not necessary, experience with mice and rodent models would be helpful. This position will involve exploring both in vivo injury models as well as working with cell culture systems. Experience with immunoblotting, immunohistochemistry, real time PCR, flow cytometry are ideal but not required. 03/06/14
12. Lovly, Christine M
christine.lovly@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
As of 03/04/2014: A postdoctoral position is immediately available to investigate mechanisms of sensitivity and resistance to targeted therapies in human cancers. Applicants should be highly motivated individuals who have a PhD and/or MD degree, extensive background in molecular biology, and interest in cancer biology. Thank you for considering! 03/04/14
13. Bordenstein, Seth
s.bordenstein@vanderbilt.edu


Biological Sciences
Postdoc available in Bioinformatics and Host-Microbe Interactions. The Bordenstein laboratory at Vanderbilt University seeks postdoctoral applicants to study patterns of genome evolution that shape invertebrate-microbe interactions. Efforts will include computational analyses of full-genome-sequences and fine-scale analyses of molecular evolution, as well as some molecular lab work. The primary project will examine evolutionary forces shaping genetic variation in the tripartite symbiosis of invertebrates, Wolbachia bacteria, and their bacteriophages. Sources of genomic data will span next generation sequencing, Sanger sequencing, and microarrays. Contact Seth by email with your specific interests, a curriculum vitae, and references. s.bordenstein@vanderbilt.edu 03/02/14
14. Cai, Qiuyin
qiuyin.cai@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
Cancer epidemiology 03/01/14
15. Wilson, Keith T.
keith.wilson@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
Postdoctoral position available to study mucosal immunology, inflammation, and carcinogenesis. Expertise in molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, and/or biochemistry is highly desirable. 02/25/14
16. Eischen, Christine M.
christine.eischen@vanderbilt.edu


Pathology
There is one immediate opening for a post-doctoral fellow interested in cancer research. Applications are invited for experienced and highly motivated individuals who are interested in genetic, molecular, or biochemical mechanisms of tumor development. Utilizing genetically engineered mouse models, primary cell culture, retroviral gene transfer technologies, and protein purification, this laboratory has elucidated critical functions of members of the p53 tumor suppressor pathway (G&D 1999; MCB 2001, 2008; EMBO 2003; Oncogene 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008; JBC 2005). Multiple projects to characterize novel proteins and microRNAs and their role in tumor development are available for post-doctoral fellows. Applicants should have a strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and/or mouse models. Interested individuals should send CV and contact information for three references to christine.eischen@vanderbilt.edu. 02/24/14
17. Schneider, Claus
claus.schneider@vanderbilt.edu


Pharmacology
NIH-funded positions available for a start date of October 1, 2013. Candidates should have experience in structural analysis of small molecules using HPLC, NMR, LC-MS. A background in lipid or natural product biochemistry would be a big plus. We also welcome candidates that, in addition, are proficient in cell culture and molecular biology. Our laboratory encourages international students to apply for post-graduate research. In particular, we are interested in recruiting Brazilian Science without Borders fellows. For information please contact the PI. 02/19/14
18. El-Rifai, Wael
wael.el-rifai@vanderbilt.edu


Surgery
A post-doctoral position is available in Dr. El-Rifai Laboratory, laboratories of Surgical Oncology and Cancer Biology. The laboratory is well equipped with access to outstanding core facilities at the University of Vanderbilt School of Medicine and Cancer Center. University of Vanderbilt School of Medicine is one of the top academic institutes in the US. The laboratory is focused on understanding the molecular events in development and progression of gastric and esophageal cancer as well as drug resistance and targeted therapy approaches. A list of the laboratory publications and interests can be viewed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=search&db=pubmed&term=El-Rifai%20W There is particular interest in understanding the signaling mechanism of novel molecular targets that are related to apoptosis and drug resistance. Candidates with experience in cancer genetics, epigenetics, molecular biology, and cell biology techniques are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have excellent experience dealing with cell lines, and performing basic molecular biology techniques such as real time RT PCR, Western blots, EMSA, ChIP, and immunofluorescence. An experience in working with animal models is desired. Applicants must have experience in two or more of the areas of interest that are outlined above, in order to be considered. Salaries are highly competitive and commensurate with experience. Candidates should have a Ph.D or equivalent. Candidates with publications in peer-reviewed journals are strongly encouraged to apply. Send curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, and names and contact information of at least two references. Email: wael.el-rifai@vanderbilt.edu 02/13/14
19. Wikswo, John P.
john.wikswo@vanderbilt.edu


Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
EMD Millipore Research Associate in Automated Systems Biology With the support of EMD Millipore Bioscience, the Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education (VIIBRE) is seeking candidates for a research associate in either of the Departments of Physics & Astronomy, Biomedical Engineering, or Molecular Physiology & Biophysics. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct both experimental and computational research as a part of a long-term project in the automated inference of mathematical models of metabolic and signaling dynamics of small populations of cells. Techniques being used include microfabricated bioreactors with optical, electrochemical, and mass spectrometric sensing, closed-loop control, microfluidics, numerical modeling, and bioinformatics. A doctoral degree in a related field is required. Apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/724. Review of applications will begin on 1 July, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. VIIBRE is a transinstitutional initiative created in 2001 to foster and enhance interdisciplinary research in the biophysical sciences, bioengineering, and medicine at Vanderbilt University, integrated with a strong focus on undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral education. VIIBREa??s primary focus is the use of microfluidics and advanced analytical systems to instrument and control single cells and small populations of cells. Founded in 1873, Vanderbilt is a private, coeducational university with approximately 6,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate and professional students. Vanderbilt University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer. Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit our web site http://www.vanderbilt.edu/viibre or contact Prof. John P. Wikswo (please email both john.wikswo@vanderbilt.edu and cheryl.cosby@vanderbilt.edu). 02/10/14
20. Lee, Ethan
ethan.lee@vanderbilt.edu


Cell and Developmental Biology
A postdoctoral position is available to study the Wnt pathway using primarily biochemical approaches. Possible projects include 1) reconstitution of key aspects of the Wnt pathway, 2) small molecule screen for Wnt pathway inhibitors, and 3) characterization of newly identified regulators of the Wnt pathway. Highly motivated applicants who have significant experience in protein expression and purification as well as some experience working with cultured cells would be preferred. The successful applicant would be encouraged to take a part of the project with him/her in order to begin an independent research program upon completion of the fellowship. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and names of three references to ethan.lee@vanderbilt.edu. 02/06/14
21. Gu, Guoqiang
guoqiang.gu@vanderbilt.edu


Cell and Developmental Biology
One postdoctoral position available for studying endocrine islet cell development. Available projects includes: 1) characterizing genes expression during mouse pancreas development; 2) generating transgenic and knockout mice to evaluate gene function for endocrine islet development, beta cell maturation, and functional maintenance; 3) using chicken embryos to screen for genes required for endocrine cell differentiation, and 4) using cell lineage tracing methods to understand islet homeostasis and adult pancreatic stem/progenitor cells. 02/03/14
22. Cover, Timothy L.
timothy.L.cover@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
Postdoctoral position available to study the molecular pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori infection and mechanisms by which H. pylori infection leads to gastric cancer. Areas of interest in the laboratory include a broad range of topics, including investigation of two H. pylori toxins (VacA and CagA), investigation of a type IV secretion system encoded by the H. pylori cag pathogenicity island, regulation of H. pylori gene expression, and comparative genome sequence analysis of H. pylori strains isolated from patients with different disease states. Please send CV to Dr. Timothy L. Cover, Division of Infectious Diseases, A2200 Medical Center North, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232. Email: timothy.L.cover@vanderbilt.edu. 02/01/14
23. Richmond, Ann
ann.richmond@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
We have an opening for a training grant eligible postdoctoral fellow with training in immunology to work on projects in tumor immunology. Specifically we are investigating how therapeutic treatments affect the leukocyte infiltrate into the tumor microenvironment and the pre-metastatic niche. 01/28/14
24. Aiken, Christopher R.
chris.aiken@vanderbilt.edu, christopher.r.aiken@Vanderbilt.Edu


Microbiology and Immunology
Postdoctoral position available to study early steps of HIV-1 infection. Projects involve the structure and function of the HIV-1 capsid, its interactions with host factors, and the design and mechanism of action of small molecule inhibitors. Applicants with practical experience in biochemistry and molecular biology are preferred. 01/16/14
25. Archer, Kristin R
kristin.archer@vanderbilt.edu


Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
A 2-year postdoctoral position in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is available for individuals with an interest in comparative effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes. This PCORI-funded position is a collaboration between our laboratory and investigators at Johns Hopkins Medicine. We are comparing the effectiveness of two postoperative treatments in patients with lumbar degenerative conditions. A background in rehabilitation science, behavioral medicine, public health, epidemiology, clinical-translational, and/or health services research is desirable. Successful applicants will have experience in study design, the conduct of randomized trials, and working as part of a team, excellent communication skills, and strong quantitative skills. Candidates interested in the laboratory and our research should send a current curriculum vitae, a past research synopsis, and the names of 3 references to Kristin.archer@vanderbilt.edu. 01/15/14
26. Eichman, Brandt F.
brandt.eichman@vanderbilt.edu


Biological Sciences
A postdoctoral position is available to study the structures and functions of proteins involved in i) initiation of eukaryotic DNA replication and ii) recognition and repair of damaged DNA. The PI?s laboratory uses X-ray crystallography and other structural biology, biochemical, and biophysical methods to investigate the structure-function relationship of DNA processing enzymes and their macromolecular complexes. Experience in macromolecular X-ray crystallography is preferred, but not required. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and names of 3 references to brandt.eichman@vanderbilt.edu. 01/10/14
27. Kaverina, Irina N.
irina.kaverina@vanderbilt.edu


Cell and Developmental Biology
A variety of projects is available for postdoctoral research. 01/02/14
28. Moore, Daniel J
daniel.moore@vanderbilt.edu


Pediatrics
We would welcome a highly motivated, energetic investigator to join our team and lead a translational project defining new models of human autoimmune disease. Experience in human immunology, mouse models of autoimmunity and diabetes, and methods in cellular and molecular immunology is highly desirable. 01/01/14
29. Dhawan, Punita
punita.dhawan@vanderbilt.edu


Surgery
A postdoctoral position is available to investigate the role of Claudin-1 in Colon cancer Progression and Metastasis. Evidence of experience in molecular biology and Cellular Biology is required. Experience in working with animal models is desirable. Interested Candidates should send their CV and three references to Punita Dhawan, Ph.D Assistant Professor, Dept. of Surgery/Division of Surgical Oncology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1161 21st Ave. South, MCN Nashville, TN-37232, USA E-mail# punita.dhawan@vanderbilt.edu 12/31/13
30. Zijlstra, Andries
andries.zijlstra@vanderbilt.edu


Pathology
A postdoctoral position is available (July, 2013). The project for this position is focused on the molecular biology of metastasis with an emphasis on cell migration. The project will integrate both molecular and translational aspects of metastasis research. Applicants interested in the laboratory and our research should send a current curriculum vitae and a past research synopsis to: Andries Zijlstra Ph.D., Vanderbilt University Department of Pathology, C-2102A MCN 1161 21st Ave. S. Nashville, TN 37232-2561 andries.zijlstra@vanderbilt.edu 12/16/13
31. Haase, Volker H.
volker.haase@vanderbilt.edu


Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
NIH-funded postdoctoral position: We are looking for highly motivated applicants, who would like to pursue a career in biomedical science and would like to work in a competitive field. A successful applicant will have excellent communication skills. Research projects include: a) characterization of mouse models of disrupted oxygen sensing, b) identification, functional and molecular characterization of HIF target genes involved in cellular metabolism and hypoxic injury responses, c) in vitro and in vivo investigations of HIF signaling in acute and chronic hypoxic injury. Rotation students will participate in ongoing projects and will be exposed to a broad spectrum of molecular techniques, as well as in vivo work. 12/10/13
32. Lopez, Carlos F
c.lopez@vanderbilt.edu


Cancer Biology
The laboratory of Carlos F. Lopez at Vanderbilt University, Department of Cancer Biology, seeks applicants for a postdoctoral fellow position. The overall goal of work at the Lopez Lab is the understanding of cue-response mechanisms in cellular signaling and their link to cancer phenotypes. We also aim to develop and implement novel modeling and simulation tools to understand complex results from experiments. Ongoing work investigates the mechanisms of molecular signal regulation leading to mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization in extrinsic apoptosis and its role in cancer. We aim to distinguish key mechanistic elements among the known apoptosis regulation interactions, understand pathway cross-talk within the cell, and use this data to rationalize mechanism controversies currently found in the literature. The goal of this work is to formulate a novel understanding of regulation and dysregulation in cancer and significantly contribute toward advances in cancer treatments. The successful candidate will participate in research projects related to modeling, simulation, and quantitative biology to study different aspects of signal transduction. Expertise with numerical methods, chemical theory, physics, chemical engineering, systems biology, or other quantitative disciplines is desirable. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in one of the physical or life sciences related to the proposed work, a strong record of successful research, and experience with related quantitative techniques. The candidate can expect to acquire experience with numerical methods for cell biology, programming (e.g. C or Python), and the development of novel tools to study cancer biology. The Lopez lab maintains a comfortable and well-outfitted laboratory with access to computational resources both in the lab and on a University-maintained ~4000 core cluster with high throughput Infiniband connectivity. The department is housed in the Vanderbilt-Ingram cancer center, which provides a rich environment for research, collaboration, and scientific exploration. The city of Nashville is a medium-sized (pop 1.4 million), vibrant, city with a low urban cost of living (ranked 90 in the US, 100 is average) and a very heterogeneous independent arts and culture scene. The city of Nashville is consistently ranked among the top-ten cities in the country for young professionals and possesses one of the most vibrant music cultures (not just Country music) in the nation. 12/06/13
33. Deane, Natasha Grant
natasha.deane@vanderbilt.edu


Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Post-doctoral or opportunity in large, dynamic and highly collaborative colon cancer research laboratory in the Department of Surgery at Vanderbilt University. Previous experience in mutational, gene expression profiling of clinical samples and database development preferred. Additional computational experience using R/Bioconductor for genomic data analysis is required. Top candidates should demonstrate a strong research interest in translational medicine and gene expression profiling. This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated individual who aspires to building a career supporting personalized medicine at one of the nation???s top cancer centers. Successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with statisticians, bioinformaticians, experimental biologists, and clinicians in a dynamic environment. Salary is commensurate with experience. 12/03/13
34. Tyska, Matthew John
matthew.tyska@vanderbilt.edu


Cell and Developmental Biology
A postdoctoral position is available to investigate the function of actin-based motor proteins (myosins) using state-of-the-art cell biological and biophysical approaches. Potential projects include but are not limited to: 1) the mechanical characterization of myosin motors in vitro and in living cells using optical trapping technology, 2) studying the dynamics of the actin cytoskeleton and associated myosins using the latest live cell imaging technologies, and 3) applying advanced proteomic approaches to define the composition of native myosin/cargo complexes and F-actin arrays. Previous experience with cell culture techniques, molecular biology (cloning/mutagenesis), protein biochemistry (expression/purification), and light microscopy is very important. Interested candidates should email a copy of their CV and the names of three references to matthew.tyska@vanderbilt.edu. 12/03/13
35. Young, Lisa R
Lisa.Young@Vanderbilt.edu


N/A
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Lisa Young in the Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Medicine. Our lab studies how epithelial dysfunction results in pulmonary fibrosis, with particular interest in the consequences of intracellular trafficking defects. Experience in cellular and molecular biology is strongly desired. Interested candidates are asked to please send a C.V. to Lisa.Young@Vanderbilt.edu. 12/01/13
36. Brown, Nancy J.
nancy.j.brown@vanderbilt.edu


Pharmacology
Postdoctoral positions available for clinical and translational investigators 11/26/13
37. Denison, Mark R.
mark.denison@vanderbilt.edu


Microbiology and Immunology
Our lab studies the replication, pathogenesis, cell biology and evolution of Coronaviruses, a family of RNA viruses from which human SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV emerged to cause worldwide epidemics. CoVs encode many novel functions in the largest known RNA genomes, including novel nsp5 protease and an unprecedented proofreading exoribonuclease (ExoN) in nsp14. Thus CoVs are a model for understanding mechanisms of virus evolution, replication and host species movement. Postdoctoral positions are available to understand basic mechanisms of CoV replication, cell biology, pathogenesis and evolution, and to identify novel targets for attenuation and inhibition of CoV replication and disease. Projects in the lab use the BSL2 model virus murine hepatitis virus (MHV) as well as the SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV. Current available projects in the lab include 1) CoV nsp5 protease structure / function during coronavirus replication; 2) Role of the CoV nsp15 endoribonuclease in CoV replication fidelity and RNA synthesis; 3) Superresolution imaging of coronavirus replication complex formation 4) Determinants of CoV replication fidelity; and 5) Inhibitors of CoV fidelity and capping 11/20/13
38. Hartert, Tina V.
tina.hartert@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN ASTHMA EPIDEMIOLOGY & TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH. Available position for a recent Ph.D. in epidemiology or clinical-translational research. The major scientific programs of the Center for Asthma Research are to identify common and modifiable etiologies of asthma, and to develop new interventions to prevent the most common acute and chronic diseases of childhood The candidate???s major commitment will be to research with either distinguished performance, or the promise of distinguished performance and independent extramural funded research. Considerable experience in study design, the conduct of epidemiologic, clinical or translational studies, excellent communication skills, ability to work in a team, and strong quantitative skills are essential. If interested, please send a letter of introduction and interest, a curriculum vitae and names and telephone numbers of three references to: Tina Hartert, M.D., M.P.H., c/o Teresa Chipps, Program Coordinator, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Center for Health Services Research, 6107 MCE, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232-8300. Fax: 615-936-1269. teresa.chipps@vanderbilt.edu www.asthmaresearch.vanderbilt.edu 11/15/13
39. Janetopoulos, Chris
c.janetopoulos@vanderbilt.edu


Biological Sciences
I am currently not looking for a postdoc. 11/06/13
40. Gurevich, Vsevolod V.
vsevolod.gurevich@vanderbilt.edu


Pharmacology
We are only interested in ambitious people with strong publication record willing to work hard and think hard to achieve their goals. 11/05/13
41. Wang, Jialiang
jialiang.wang@vanderbilt.edu


Neurological Surgery
Our laboratory has openings for highly motivated postdoctoral researchers and graduate students to study the roles of epigenetic regulations, the links between cancer genotypes and phenotypes, and novel therapeutic approaches for treating advanced glioma and other brain cancers. 11/04/13
42. Knollmann, Bjorn C.
bjorn.knollmann@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
Experience in patch-clamping and intracellular calcium measurments of cardiac myocytes beneficial 10/27/13
43. Manning, H. Charles
henry.c.manning@vanderbilt.edu


Neurological Surgery
Accepting applications for trainees interested in imaging science. Contact H. Charles Manning, Ph.D. for more details. (henry.c.manning@vanderbilt.edu) 10/25/13
44. Neuert, Gregor
gregor.neuert@vanderbilt.edu


Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
The Neuert Laboratory focuses on studying and predicting dynamic spatial-temporal processes in signal transduction and gene regulation of coding and non-coding RNA by quantifying individual cells with single-molecule resolution. If you are interested in working on important problems at the interface of biology, engineering and physics please contact Gregor for more detail. We will provide you with a variety of expertise ranging from quantitative microscopy, image processing, yeast genetics, molecular biology to computational modeling. Gregor has successfully trained more than fifteen undergraduate and graduate students with backgrounds in biology, chemistry, engineering and physics. Motivated candidates with backgrounds in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, medicine or physics are welcome to apply. If your background is in biology or medicine, no quantitative knowledge is required. If your background is in chemistry, computer science, engineering, or physics, no biology knowledge is required. Please send an email to Gregor with a CV and a short description why you are interested in joining the lab. 10/17/13
45. Tansey, William P
william.p.tansey@vanderbilt.edu


Cell and Developmental Biology
Postdoctoral fellows wanted for an exciting set of new projects on Myc, chromatin, the epigenome, MDS, and melanoma. Please send CV and cover letter to william.p.tansey@vanderbilt.edu. Check us out on the web at www.tanseylab.com. 09/18/13
46. Yankeelov, Thomas E.
thomas.yankeelov@vanderbilt.edu


Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Please contact Dr. Yankeelov for both pre-clinical and clinical research opportunities in quantitative imaging of breast cancer. 09/14/13
47. Graham, Todd R.
tr.graham@vanderbilt.edu


Biological Sciences
Applications are sought for a full time postdoctoral position to study the mechanism of substrate recognition and transport by P4-ATPases. Experience in molecular biology techniques such as cloning, mutagenesis, PCR, constructing gene fusions is essential. In addition, there is a preference for candidates familiar with protein expression and purification, microscopy, and bacterial and/or yeast microbial genetic techniques. Candidates must work well within a team environment and be willing to train graduate and undergraduate students. Applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Professor Todd Graham (tr.graham@vanderbilt.edu) in the Department of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University. Please include the names and addresses of three references who are willing to provide letters of recommendation. The position is open starting Sept 1, 2013 and will remain open until filled. 09/12/13
48. Meiler, Jens
jens.meiler@vanderbilt.edu


Biomedical Informatics
positions in computational and experimental structural and chemical biology are available. please contact jens.meiler@vanderbilt.edu 08/28/13
49. Bock, Paul E.
paul.bock@vanderbilt.edu


Pathology
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 C-3321A Medical Center North Nashville, TN 37232-2561 Tel. (615)343-9863 08/27/13
50. Chiang, Chin
chin.chiang@vanderbilt.edu


Cell and Developmental Biology
Contact Chin Chiang at chin.chiang@vanderbilt.edu for more details. 08/23/13
51. Link, Andrew J.
andrew.link@Vanderbilt.Edu


Biochemistry
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN HUMAN IMMUNOLOGY: An immediate opening for a highly motivated individual experienced in human immunology. Significant experience in cell sorting and flow cytometry is required. Experience in genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics would be a plus. CONTACT: Andrew J. Link, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232 TEL: 615-343-6823 andrew.link@vanderbilt.edu. Candidates should contact me and be prepared to forward a C.V. 08/22/13
52. Wright, Christopher V.
chris.wright@vanderbilt.edu


Cell and Developmental Biology
to study pancreas formation and function using state of the art genome manipulation techniques in vivo in mouse (knockout, knockin, transgenic) and in vitro cell culture models. 08/21/13
53. MacGurn, Jason
jason.a.macgurn@vanderbilt.edu


Cell & Developmental Biology
Interested individuals should inquire via e-mail about postdoctoral research opportunities available in the MacGurn Lab. 08/15/13
54. Macara, Ian G
ian.g.macara@vanderbilt.edu


N/A
Postdoctoral positions are available to work on several exciting projects associated with mammary gland morphogenesis, stem cells and breast cancer, epithelial polarization mechanisms, and on the linkage between septins and DNA repair. Applicants with strong publication records and experience working with mice and/or live cell imaging are encouraged to apply. 08/15/13
55. Broadie, Kendal S.
kendal.s.broadie@vanderbilt.edu


Biological Sciences
WE ARE VERY ACTIVELY RECRUITING POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS! We are interested in recruiting cellular and molecular biologists interested in neurobiology, particularly synaptic biology. We are particularly keen to recruit experienced electrophysiologists (patch-clamp, TEVC) and confocal microscopists (live imaging, optogenetics). We are also looking for molecular geneticists with experience in Drosophila or other genetic models (yeast, C. elegans, zebrafish). We use genetic approaches to study the nervous system, particularly the development, function and plasticity of neuronal synapses. We model many human diseases which involve synaptic dysfunction, including Fragile X syndrome. We use a multidisciplinary approach coupling molecular genetics with neurological techniques including electrophysiology, optical imaging and EM. If you have an interest, please contact me directly at kendal.broadie@vanderbilt.edu. All inquiries should be accompanied by a CV and statement of specific interests. 08/14/13
56. Gould, Kathleen L.
kathy.gould@vanderbilt.edu


Cell and Developmental Biology
please see lab web site: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/vumcdept/cellbio/gould/positions.html 08/13/13
57. Rokas, Antonis
antonis.rokas@vanderbilt.edu


Biological Sciences
We are always interested in recruiting talented undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. If you are interested in our research and considering joining our lab, please don||||t hesitate to email Antonis with your CV and a letter outlining your research interests and why you think you would be a good fit to our group. For more information on our research and on how to apply, please visit our lab website. 08/13/13
58. Wente, Susan
susan.wente@vanderbilt.edu


Cell and Developmental Biology
My laboratory has funded positions open for excellent scientists at the postdoctoral level who are interested in pursuing the study of nucleocytoplasmic transport. A current curriculum vitae and three letters of reference should be forwarded for consideration. The scientific projects in my laboratory currently focus on using either yeast S. cerevisiae or mammalian tissue culture, or Xenopus model systems to understand the mechanism of nuclear transport at the molecular level. Toward this goal, the research directives in my laboratory have focused into three subgroups: 1) analyzing the role of nuclear transport factor interactions with the nuclear pore complex, with particular emphasis on either the role of the FG nucleoporins in the general mechanism or the role of the shuttling mRNA export factor Gle1. 2) studying the mechanism of nuclear pore complex assembly and dynamics, with a focus on developing novel fluorescence, genetic, and structural strategies to dissect the pathway of assembly. 3) Understanding how a novel nuclear inositol polyphosphate signaling pathway regulates mRNA export. We speculate that nuclear inositol signaling plays a key role in coordinating mRNA export and gene transcription responses to extracellular stimuli and intracellular cues. 08/13/13
59. Coffey, Robert J.
robert.coffey@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine/GI; Cell and Developmental Biology
Contact Dr. Coffey 08/12/13
60. Kenworthy, Anne K.
Anne.Kenworthy@vanderbilt.edu


Cell and Developmental Biology
Postdoctoral positions are currently available for highly motivated individuals to carry out research in two areas: 1. Postdoctoral position currently available to study the role of bacterial toxins in stabilizing and manipulating membrane rafts and mechanisms responsible for toxin entry into host cells via clathrin-independent endocytosis. Experience with live cell imaging, membrane trafficking, and/or model membrane systems is a plus. 2. Postdoctoral position available to develop methods to measure kinetic rate constants in single cells using quantitative fluorescence microscopy and apply these methods to study protein complex formation and reaction-diffusion events at the cellular level. Experience in mathematical modeling and/or FRAP, FCS, and photoactivation approaches is a plus. To apply, please email your CV and the contact information for 3 references to anne.kenworthy@vanderbilt.edu. 08/12/13
61. Cortez, David
david.cortez@vanderbilt.edu


Biochemistry
Postdoctoral positions are available in the areas of molecular cancer biology, signal transduction, cell cycle, and DNA repair. Please submit a CV and three letters of recommendation. 08/06/13
62. Miller, David M.
david.miller@vanderbilt.edu


Cell and Developmental Biology
A postdoctoral position is available to work on mechanisms of dendrite morphogenesis 08/01/13
63. Kim, Annette
annette.s.kim@vanderbilt.edu


Pathology
N/A 07/26/13
64. Algood, Holly M.
holly.m.algood@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
A post-doctoral position is available in my laboratory to investigate pathways of inflammation in response to H. pylori infection in mouse models with a major focus on how the chronic inflammatory pathways influence outcomes of H. pylori colonization. Current projects in the laboratory focus on T cell responses, neutrophil activity and nutritional immunity. Post-doctoral fellows with backgrounds in microbiology, immunology and/or mouse models are encouraged to apply. Please submit a current CV with references. This position will be funded by Dr. Algood||s Department of Veteran||s Affairs Merit Award grant. 07/25/13
65. Zhang, Bing
bing.zhang@vanderbilt.edu


Biomedical Informatics
Postdoctoral Position in Proteo-genomic data integration A postdoctoral research scientist position is available to study proteo-genomic data integration in Dr. Bing Zhang||||s group at the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University. We are involved in several large projects that collect multidimensional omics data at DNA, mRNA and protein levels for the same set of biological samples. Although big data presents big opportunities, integrative analysis of these different types of data is complex and challenging. The postdoctoral research scientist is expected to develop innovative proteo-genomic data integration approaches that help reveal novel biological insights from multidimensional omics data. Some examples can be found in our recent publications: Liu et al. MCP, 2013; Wang et al. JPR, 2012; Li et al. MCP, 2011; and Zhang et al. Mol Biosyst, 2011. We are particularly interested in understanding how genomic alterations affect protein output and activity, and how this information can be used to improve disease management. The position offers an excellent opportunity to conduct research in a supportive and stimulating environment, and to collaborate with bioinformaticians, biostatisticians, computer scientists, and biologists. Required Skills: 1. At least 3 years experience in one or more of the following languages: Perl, Python, C, C++ 2. Strong programming skills in R 3. Hands-on experience with next generation sequencing and/or shotgun proteomics data analysis 4. Good spoken and written communication skills, with the later supported by peer-reviewed publications Desired Skills: 1. Knowledge of molecular biology 2. Experience with machine learning algorithms 3. Experience with web application and database development Education: Candidates must have a Ph. D. in bioinformatics, computer science, biostatistics, biology, or a related field. How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and CV to Bing Zhang at bing.zhang@vanderbilt.edu. 07/02/13
66. Long, Jirong
jirong.long@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
Genetic epidemiology, genetics of complex disease, bioinformatics 06/25/13
67. Kang, Jingqiong
jingqiong.kang@vanderbilt.edu


Neurology
Now accepting postdoctoral applicants to study the molecular pathology of epilepsy. Please send CV and cover letter stating your interest in the field. 05/31/13
68. Malin, Bradley A.
b.malin@vanderbilt.edu


Biomedical Informatics
The Department of Biomedical Informatics (http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/~dbmi) at Vanderbilt University has openings for two postdoctoral research positions to investigate privacy and security issues related to large electronic healthcare systems. Researchers will have the opportunity to work on a number of exciting topics in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with data, systems, and investigators across the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, as well as the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Successful researchers will design theoretical models and perform empirical investigations with massive clinical and biomedical datasets. Researchers will be able to analyze, and contribute to, real world applications, including online patient portals (e.g. patient ? care provider messaging, billing, etc.), repositories of clinical and genomic data for hypothesis generation and testing, and complex electronic medical record systems. Candidates are expected to be independent and conduct original research that has application in the local environment and is generalizable. Examples of research and development topics of interest include: + Access Control and Query Restriction for Biomedical Databases + Automated De-identification of Clinical Notes + Cryptographic Approaches to Private Health Data Collection and Distribution + Data Mining Medical Record Access Logs for Privacy and Security Violations + Model Design and Quantification of Privacy Threats in Complex Healthcare Systems + Quantitative Privacy Protections for Biomedical and Genomic Data Requirements: Candidates should hold a PhD (or equivalent degree) in computer science, information science, informatics, or a related field. Applications and inquiries regarding available positions can be sent electronically to Dr. Bradley Malin b.malin@vanderbilt.edu. To apply, send a CV, a statement of research interest, and the contact information for three references to: Bradley Malin, PhD 2209 Garland Avenue, 4th Floor Department of Biomedical Informatics School of Medicine Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN 37232 USA Positions will remain open until they are filled. 05/13/13
69. Zwiebel, Laurence J.
l.zwiebel@vanderbilt.edu


Pharmacology
Vector Chemosensory Neurobiology & Behavior Post-Doctoral Position Available at Vanderbilt University. An NIH-funded post-doctoral position is available in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University. We study mosquito olfaction and its role in modulating and mosquito-host interactions from an molecular neuroscience perspective using diverse approaches and methodologies. We are focused on the role of odorant receptors and other molecular elements of the peripheral sensory apparatus in driving host and oviposition preferences in both Anopheles gambiae and Aedes aegypti. We are looking for a highly motivated, independently-thinking individual, who wants to design and conduct laboratory studies on the peripheral sensory system of disease vectors. A Ph.D. in molecular neuroscience, entomology, behavior, molecular genetics, or related field and at least one first-author publication are required. Experience in chemosensory biology, molecular biology, behavior, and statistical analysis is desirable. No more than 5 years since completion of Ph.D. degree. To apply, please send CV, statement of research interests, reprints of recent papers, and names of three references to LJ Zwiebel (E-mail: l.zwiebel@vanderbilt.edu ) by August 15, 2010. Additional information can be found in: http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/zwiebel/ 05/08/13
70. Denton, Jerod Scott
jerod.s.denton@vanderbilt.edu


Pharmacology
We have an NIH-funded postdoc position available to fill immediately. The ideal candidate will be within 3 years of completing their Ph.D. degree and will have extensive experience in ion channel electrophysiology/pharmacology and molecular biology. They must have excellent organizational/time-management skills, strong critical thinking skills, and be able to work independently or as part of a team. The project will focus on defining the mechanism of action/molecular binding sites for novel small-molecule modulators of clinically relevant inward rectifier potassium channels using electrophysiology, mutagenesis, MTS-protection assays, high-throughput screening, medicinal chemistry, and molecular modeling (Lewis et al., 2009, Bhave et al., 2010; 2011; Raphemot et al., 2011). Chemistry experience is not necessary. Experience with comparative homology modeling would be a plus, but not essential. 05/06/13
71. Joyce, Sebastian
sebastian.joyce@vanderbilt.edu


Microbiology & Immunology
05/01/13
72. Beeghly-Fadiel, Alicia
alicia.beeghly@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
The Vanderbilt Training Program in Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology of Cancer (Vanderbilt-MAGEC) is currently accepting applications. Please see more information at: https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/magec/ 04/26/13
73. Skala, Melissa C
m.skala@vanderbilt.edu


N/A
Postdoctoral positions in optical imaging, cancer research, and cardiovascular research are available. 04/25/13
74. Giltnane, Jennifer
jennifer.giltnane@vanderbilt.edu


N/A
No position available at this time. 04/12/13
75. Ramachandran, Ramnarayan


Hearing & Speech Sciences
A NIH-funded postdoctoral position will be available at Vanderbilt University starting July 1 to study the neurophysiological basis of auditory behaviors using the nonhuman primate model. The laboratory is currently focused on experiments designed to explore mechanisms underlying the detection of sounds in noisy environments by normal hearing subjects. The primary techniques that will be used are behavioral and single unit electrophysiological (single and multi electrode) methods in awake and behaving animals. The successful applicant will train animals, perform behavioral and electrophysiological experiments, quantitative analyses of behavior and neuronal activity, and some computational modeling that will explore possible mechanisms. The candidate will also have an opportunity to participate in studies investigating neural mechanisms after hearing impairment as well as multisensory integration. Candidates with backgrounds in hearing research, vision research, oculomotor neuroscience, other areas of systems neuroscience, or engineering are welcome to apply. Experience with electrophysiological recording, working with nonhuman primates, and skills in quantitative analysis and programming are a plus. Candidates with an interest in this position should send their CV, contact information, statement of research interest and the names of three references to Ramnarayan Ramachandran, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, at the following email address: ramnarayan.ramachandran@vanderbilt.edu. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. 04/11/13
76. Takahashi, Takamune
takamune.takahashi@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
Postdoctoral position is available to study molecular mechanisms in angiogenesis or in kidney disease. Projects include: 1) Study to determine the role of tyrosine phosphatase in endothelial cells and angiogenesis. 2) Study to investigate the pathogenic mechanisms of kidney disease, with emphasis on diabetic nephropathy and endothelial injury. Interested applicants should send C.V. to: Takamune Takahashi, M.D., Ph.D. Division of Nephrology and Hypertension S-3223, Medical Center North, Nashville, TN 37232 E-mail: takamune.takahashi@vanderbilt.edu 04/07/13
77. Johnson, Carl H.
carl.h.johnson@vanderbilt.edu


Biological Sciences
One Postdoctoral Position is available January 1, 2013: Innovative Luminescence Assay for Synaptic Activity, [Ca++], and pH: My laboratory has developed a new technique for monitoring protein-protein interactions (Bioluminescence Resonance Energy Transfer, or BRET). This technique has significant advantages over two-hybrid screens or FRET methods. We developed this technique for assessing interactions among circadian clock proteins (i.e., biological clock proteins) in bacteria (PNAS 96: 151-156, 1998) and have adapted it to imaging in mammalian cells and plants (PNAS 104: 10264-10269, 2007). We have developed a BRET reporter for pH (PLoS ONE 7: e43072, 2012) and BRET reporters for [Ca++] are under development. The current position is to further develop this state-of-the art technique, and apply it as a non-invasive monitor of neural synaptic activity. Experience with imaging and standard molecular genetic techniques is desirable. There are excellent facilities and collaborations available within the Vanderbilt University system, including other laboratories that study circadian clocks & sleep (e.g., the labs of Doug McMahon, Terry Page, and Beth Malow) and/or that are developing advanced imaging techniques (e.g., David Piston). Nashville is an exciting city with a low cost of living and many artistic opportunities (especially music) as well as close proximity to nature. For more information about my laboratory, see our website: http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/johnsonlab/. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Carl Johnson at: carl.h.johnson@vanderbilt.edu. 03/21/13
78. Elefteriou, Florent
florent.elefteriou@vanderbilt.edu


Pharmacology
Post-doctoral positions are available based on funding. Please inquire. 03/05/13
79. Kuchtey, Rachel
rachel.kuchtey@vanderbilt.edu


Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
A postdoctoral position is available immediately to join our lab in the department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. The main focus of the project is to investigate the physiological function of a newly identified glaucoma gene, ADAMTS10 (Kuchtey J. et al. PLoS Genet. 2011 Feb; 7(2):e1001306) using several mouse models. Candidates must be highly motivated. Experience in physiology, mouse models, immunohistochemistry and microscopy is desirable. For further information, please email rachel.kuchtey@vanderbilt.edu. 03/05/13
80. Peebles, R. Stokes
stokes.peebles@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
Post-doctoral research fellow position will be open in Sepetmber 2009. Funding will be provided by the Peebles lab; however, the expectation is that the candidate will be eligible for an NIH F32 or T32 grant. Our lab has a strong track record in obtaining these grants for post-doctoral fellows. 03/05/13
81. Elefteriou, Xiangli Y.
xiangli.yang@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
Studying transcriptional regulation of cell growth and differentiation using genetic models 02/20/13
82. Sebzda, Eric
eric.sebzda@vanderbilt.edu


Microbiology and Immunology
Two postdoctoral positions are currently available in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, at Vanderbilt University to study a unique aspect of chemokine receptor regulation in lymphocytes (Nature Immunology (2008) 9, 292-300). Studies are focused on addressing how the transcription factor, Kruppel-like factor 2 (Klf2), represses inflammatory chemokine receptor transcription while maintaining expression of homeostatic migratory receptors. As well, the laboratory is studying how aberrant naive T cell trafficking affects the immune system, both in terms of pathogen clearance and susceptibility to autoimmune disorders. Applicants should possess a PhD or MD/PhD in Microbiology, Genetics, Immunology or a related field. Candidates applying for the Molecular Immunology position should be proficient in molecular biology techniques including protein purification, Westerns, gel-shift assays, transcription reporter assays, and RT-PCR. Candidates applying for the Cellular Immunology position should be adept at cell culture techniques, flow cytometry, and analysis of primary mouse lymphocytes including proliferation, cytokine, and cytolytic assays. Experience working with transgenic and knockout mice is an asset for both positions. The successful candidates will gain experience in a number of cutting edge molecular and cellular biological techniques. Importantly, both projects have great potential to become independent research projects that would further ambitious, motivated postdoctoral careers. Please send a curriculum vita, names of three references, and a letter describing research accomplishments and career objectives to: Dr. Eric Sebzda Vanderbilt University Department of Microbiology and Immunology 1161 21st Ave. S MCN A5211 Nashville, TN 37232 02/20/13
83. Cook, Rebecca S. Muraoka
rebecca.cook@vanderbilt.edu


Cancer Biology
Post-doctoral position available for recent graduates to understand receptor tyrosine kinase signaling pathways in breast cancer formation and tumor response to therapeutic anti-cancer reagents. 02/01/13
84. Li, Jun
jun.li.2@vanderbilt.edu


Neurology
The candidates should have a PhD degree with training in molecular genetics, alternatively in neurophysiology. Record of excellent publications is a prerequisite for this position. The candidate is expected to be independent and have good communication skill using English. Graduates from medical school with no research background are not encouraged to apply this position. Please send cover letter, CV and three references to Dr. Jun Li, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology. Email: jun.li.2@Vanderbilt.Edu. 02/01/13
85. Gore, John C.
john.gore@vanderbilt.edu


Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics and Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Several positions are available at most times for suitably qualified individuals interested in imaging science and its applications 01/22/13
86. Sutcliffe, James S.
james.s.sutcliffe@vanderbilt.edu


Molecular Physiology
The focus of this position is on the study of complex human neuropsychiatric diseases, particularly autism spectrum disorders. A combination of advanced molecular and statistical genetic methods are being applied to identify genes, and in particular susceptibility or risk-associated alleles at these genes, to identify loci of main effect as well as those which may exhibit gene-gene or allelic interaction with loci elsewhere in the genome. While our current focus is on autism, a pending grant application relates to the pharmacogenetics of major depression. This position entails interaction between investigators, students and post-docs in the fields of molecular and statistical genetics, neuroscience, and clinicians or clinical (or phenotype-oriented) researchers to develop methods to relate trait-based subsets of complex phenotypes like autism and depression to their ultimate genotype-phenotype relationships. Postdoctoral applicants should be eligible for NIH trainiing grant support 01/22/13
87. Lee, Laura Anne
laura.a.lee@vanderbilt.edu


Cell and Developmental Biology
Looking for a postdoctoral fellow with fly experience 01/13/13
88. Boothby, Mark
mark.boothby@vanderbilt.edu


Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular immunology. (1) dissect the regulation of gene expression in T lymphocytes, and the acquisition and maintenance of functional characterisitics of helper T cells in vitro and in the intact animal; current foci: (a) a newly cloned, novel protein collaborating with the allergy-related transcription factor Stat6, and (b) NF-kappaB and chromatin. (2) investigate cytokine receptor signaling mechanisms in regulating the acquisition and maintenance of functional characterisitics of helper T cells in vitro and in the intact animal. 01/04/13
89. Ally, Brandon A.
brandon.ally@vanderbilt.edu


Neurology
Positions available to cognitive and behavioral neurology fellows interested in patient-oriented memory work, as well as clinical and experimental psychologists interested in patient-oriented cognitive neuropsychology work. 12/19/12
90. Zaika, Alexander
alex.zaika@vanderbilt.edu


Cancer Biology
Postdoctoral and Research Assistant positions are available. Individuals who have strong experience in cellular and molecular biology techniques and interest in cancer science are encouraged to apply. 12/11/12
91. Colbran, Roger J.
roger.colbran@vanderbilt.edu


Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Signal Transduction/Molecular Neuroscience. See main research description. I am interested in motivated applicants with relevant experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell culture and/or electrophysiology. Interested individuals should submit their curriculum vitae, along with names and addresses of three individuals willing to provide references on their behalf, to: Dr. Roger Colbran, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232-0615. FAX: 615-322-7236. Email: roger.colbran@vanderbilt.edu. 11/28/12
92. Zheng, Wei
wei.zheng@vanderbilt.edu


N/A
Multiple post-doctoral fellow and faculty positions are available to work on molecular, genetic, and nutritional epidemiology of cancer. 11/28/12
93. Shu, Xiao Ou
xiao-ou.shu@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
The Vanderbilt Training Program in Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology of Cancer (MAGEC) will be accepting preliminary applications for 4 three-year postdoctoral fellowships until January 31, 2013. MAGEC is funded by an R25 grant from the National Cancer Institute and is specifically designed for candidates with an MD or a PhD in epidemiology or genetics or other cancer-related science and a strong interest in cancer research who desire training at the interface of these fields. The hallmark of the program is matching fellows with two mentors -- one in epidemiology and one in a complementary field -- after which an individualized didactic training program will be tailored to complement the candidate||s prior background and launch their independent research career in the molecular or genetic epidemiology of cancer. For more information, interested applicants can visit the MAGEC website (https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/magec/) or contact the Program Manager, Ms. Bethanie Rammer, at bethanie.rammer@vanderbilt.edu, or the Program Directors, Xiao Ou Shu, M.D., Ph.D., Medicine (Epidemiology); xiao-ou.shu@vanderbilt.edu and/or Douglas Heimburger, M.D., M.S., Medicine (Epidemiology); douglas.heimburger@Vanderbilt.Edu. 11/16/12
94. de Caestecker, Mark P.
mark.de.caestecker@vanderbilt.edu


Cancer Biology
No new positions currently availlable 10/29/12
95. Nakagawa, Terunaga
terunaga.nakagawa@vanderbilt.edu


N/A
Postdoctoral positions are available. Detail information can be found at the following URL: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=terunaganakagawa 10/18/12
96. Rex, Tonia


Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Postdoctoral position available to study gene delivery and neuroprotection in mouse models of retinal degenerative disease. Expertise in molecular biology and mouse models is highly desirable. 10/08/12
97. Storrow, Alan B.
alan.b.storrow@vanderbilt.edu


Emergency Medicine
Positions are available on an annual basis in the Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine K12 Research Training Program, a career development program sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). For information, contact the Program Director Alan Storrow, MD or Program Coordinator, Polly Alexander at http://www.vanderbiltem.com/k12-training-program.html. 10/05/12
98. Cone, Roger D
roger.cone@vanderbilt.edu


Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
The laboratory is interested in attracting outstanding postdoctoral fellows interested in research on the central control of energy homeostasis. We are currently looking for scientists with experience in 1) GPCR pharmacology and drug discovery, 2) zebrafish genetics, 3) mouse modeling using tissue specific gene targeting, and 4) bioinformatics and whole exome sequencing and analysis. 10/04/12
99. Skaar, Eric Patrick
eric.skaar@vanderbilt.edu


Microbiology and Immunology
A position is available to study the interface between Staphylococcus aureus and the host. 08/16/12
100. Zhao, Zhongming
zhongming.zhao@vanderbilt.edu


Biomedical Informatics
Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Zhongming Zhao||s Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Laboratory (BSBL, http://bioinfo.mc.vanderbilt.edu/) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The successful candidate is expected to join an established bioinformatics team, which is currently comprised of 9 members, including a research instructor, several postdocs in bioinformatics, a bioinformatics engineer, a student, and a program coordinator. The ongoing projects in our group use data generated from platforms such as next generation sequencing (Illumina, 454, SOLiD) and microarrays (gene expression, GWAS, microRNA, CNVs, and methylation) to study cancer, neuropsychiatric disorders, or other complex diseases using bioinformatics and systems biology approaches. Integrative genomics approaches are often applied. Funding is available to support this position for up to three years. Salary is based on NIH standard. The candidate will have the opportunity to access many high throughput datasets and to interact with the investigators in Vanderbilt Medical Center. Vanderbilt||s Department of Biomedical Informatics is the largest academic department of biomedical informatics in the country, with more than 68 faculty members, a graduate training program, and a portfolio of research and development projects that spans from computational biology and bioinformatics applied to the understanding of biological molecules, through advanced clinical information systems that care for hundreds of thousands of patients at Vanderbilt, to regional health information projects that span many states. More information about the department can be found at http://dbmi.mc.vanderbilt.edu/ . The qualified candidates should be highly motivated in research and have a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computational biology, molecular biology, or related field upon the job start date. The successful candidate should have some experience in analyzing high-throughput genomic data and proved skills in at least one programming language (Perl, Java, or C/C++). Good understanding of molecular biology and familiarity with biostatistics are desirable. For more information, please visit our web site http://bioinfo.mc.vanderbilt.edu/ . Applicants should send a CV, brief statement of research interests, and reference to: Zhongming Zhao (zhongming.zhao@vanderbilt.edu) Chief Bioinformatics Officer, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center 07/31/12
101. Dai, Qi
qi.dai@vanderbilt.edu


Institute of Medicine & Public Health
Training in nutritional and molecular epidemiology 07/26/12
102. Zinkel, Sandra S.
sandra.zinkel@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
I have an opening for a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow with a strong record of productivity. My laboratory studies the role of BCL-2 family members in cell cycle control, DNA repair and apoptosis following DNA damage (Zinkel et al., Cell 122:579-591(2005). Zinkel et al., Genes & Dev. 17:229-239 (2003).) We utilize molecular, cellular and biochemical approaches as well as mouse models to investigate the role of the pro-apoptotic family member BID in the DNA damage response and leukemogenesis. Interested applicants should send a cover letter along with a curriculum vita and the names of three to five references to: Sandra.zinkel@vanderbilt.edu 07/24/12
103. Lindsley, Craig W.
craig.lindsley@vanderbilt.edu


Chemistry
Postdoc position available - drug discovery/lead optimization. Develop small molecule screening leads into proof of concept compounds to validate new targets/mechanisms in animal models. Work closely with colleagues in pharmacology. Some organic chemistry experience is required. 06/20/12
104. O'Brien, Richard M.
richard.obrien@vanderbilt.edu


Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
My laboratory is interested in the transcriptional regulation of genes whose altered expression may contribute to the pathophysiology of diabetes. We are currently working on two such genes as follows: 1. Glucose-6-Phosphatase. Glucose-6-phosphatase (G6Pase) catalyzes the terminal step in glycogenolysis and gluconeogenesis. Increased expression of G6Pase contributes to the increased hepatic glucose production characteristic of both type I and type II diabetes. Our studies mainly focus on the molecular mechanisms that mediate the regulation of G6Pase gene transcription by hormones, especially insulin. 2. IGRP. We have cloned a novel gene that encodes an islet-specific glucose-6-phosphatase catalytic subunit-related protein (IGRP). The goal of the on-going experiments in this project is the elucidation of the molecular basis for the islet-specific expression of the IGRP gene. These experiments involve the use of both tissue culture cells and transgenic mice. The data suggest that the regulation of IGRP gene expression is determined, in part, by novel factors. As such, the identification of these novel factors will potentially aid other investigators who are attempting to understand the process whereby islet stem cells differentiate towards that of a beta cell lineage. In addition, although its biological function is unknown, IGRP has recently been identified as a major autoantigen in type 1 diabetes. Genetic data suggests that suppression of IGRP gene expression might prevent the development of type 1 diabetes in children. Post doctoral positions are available for both of these projects. 05/28/12
105. Weitkamp, Jorn-Hendrik
hendrik.weitkamp@vanderbilt.edu


Pediatrics
Motivated candidates with a strong background in immunology, cell biology, or molecular biology are encouraged to apply. We are looking for a dedicated and scientifically curious individual with research experience in flow cytometry, histochemistry, cell culture or signal transduction. Additional training as necessary will be provided. 05/22/12
106. Hill, Michael F.
michael.f.hill@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
An NIH-funded post-doctoral position is available immediately in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine to study oxidative stress mechanisms of post-myocardial infarction heart failure in the setting of diabetes. Additionally, studies examining anti-oxidative therapies for the prophylaxis of oxidative-dependent cardiac complications of diabetes will also be conducted to determine their efficacy as novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of diabetic heart disease. Small laboratory animal models, biochemistry, molecular biology, and proteomics techniques are the main research approaches for these studies. The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with less than 2 years of post-doctoral experience. Expertise in cardiac physiology combined with proficiency in both biochemical assays and molecular biology are necessary. Ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team is essential. The successful candidate should demonstrate excellent scientific communication, presentation and writing skills, and analytical problem solving skills, as well as a strong work ethic. Funding for the position is available for a minimum of 3 years. Salary is dependent upon the applicanta??s experience and follows the NIH guidelines. Interested individuals should send the following: 1) A cover letter indicating research interests and describing research accomplishments and plans 2) A current CV 3) The name and contact information of three references Please send all of the above information (preferably via email) to: Michael F. Hill, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Vanderbilt University Medical Center 2220 Pierce Avenue, 383 PRB Nashville, TN 37232-6300 Phone: (615) 936-2412 Fax: (615) 936-1872 Email: michael.f.hill@Vanderbilt.Edu 04/30/12
107. Galli, Aurelio
aurelio.galli@vanderbilt.edu


Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
YES 04/22/12
108. Young, Jamey D.
j.d.young@vanderbilt.edu


Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
PROJECT TITLE: Pathways of redox regulation in LKB1-deficient NSCLC cells DEGREE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS a?? Ph.D. in Engineering (e.g., Chemical, Biomedical) or Biological Sciences (e.g., Biochemistry, Molecular/Cell Biology, Cancer Biology, Physiology, Biophysics). a?? Experience with mammalian cell culture required. a?? Experience with molecular/cell biology is desirable, especially methods for analysis and manipulation of protein expression or cell signaling. a?? Experience with mass spectrometry and gas or liquid chromatography is a plus. a?? Experience or desire to learn quantitative approaches for analysis of metabolic pathways, especially metabolic flux analysis. a?? Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to organize material for journal publications and grant submissions. a?? Ability to train and supervise graduate and undergraduate students. a?? Good publication record as first author in major journals. a?? US citizens or residents interested in academic careers and/or desiring to apply for an individual NIH postdoctoral fellowship will be given special attention and priority. DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT LKB1 is a master kinase that is mutated or underexpressed in 20-30% of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patient tumors. Because wild-type LKB1 normally functions as a sensor of energetic or oxidative stress, the response to metabolic insults becomes dysregulated in LKB1-deficient cells. The overall objective of this project is to apply metabolic flux analysis and quantitative biochemical profiling to identify critical pathways that maintain redox homeostasis in LKB1-deficient NSCLC cells, and to test their potential as targets for cancer therapeutics. PI BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH The central theme of the Young lab is the application of engineering, biochemistry, and molecular biology to quantitatively analyze and redirect cellular metabolism. We are currently applying 13C flux analysis to assess metabolic phenotypes in a variety of cell models of relevance to human disease, including cancer and type-2 diabetes. More information is available at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/younglab CONTACT Send CV (including current list of publications) and contact information of 3 references to: Dr. Jamey D. Young PMB 351604 2301 Vanderbilt Place Nashville, TN 37235-1604 Phone: 615-343-4253 Fax: 615-343-7951 Email: j.d.young@vanderbilt.edu (Use the subject line: a??Postdoctoral position in Young Laba??) 04/07/12
109. Carter, Bruce D.
bruce.carter@vanderbilt.edu


Biochemistry
Please apply by e-mail to bruce.carter@vanderbilt.edu sending CV and names of three references. 03/13/12
110. Brash, Alan R.
alan.brash@vanderbilt.edu


Pharmacology
Dr Brash has immediate openings for postdoctoral fellows to study lipoxygenase structure/function and other mechanisms of oxygenation of polyunsaturated lipids. Recent publications exemplify the range of enzymological and mechanistic studies, and also work on the biological role of lipid oxygenases. For further information, applicants should submit electronically a C.V. & names of three references to: Alan R. Brash, PhD Email: alan.brash@mcmail.vanderbilt.edu Please include a short description of your own research and the reason for your interest in this opportunity. 03/05/12
111. Liebler, Daniel C.
daniel.liebler@vanderbilt.edu


Biochemistry
Please send letter of application, CV and names and contact information for three references to daniel.liebler@vanderbilt.edu. 02/24/12
112. Van Kaer, Luc
luc.van.kaer@Vanderbilt.Edu


Microbiology & Immunology
A postdoctoral position is available immediately to perform research in the areas of antigen presentation, lymphocyte development and/or autoimmunity. We employ transgenic and knockout approaches to answer important questions in these areas. Relevant publications include: Martin et al. 1996. Cell 84:543-550; Mendiratta et al. 1997. Immunity 6:469-477; Grandea et al. 2000. Immunity 13:213-222; Hong et al. 2001. Nat. Med. 7:1052-1056. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or M.D. and a strong background in molecular biology and cellular immunology. Interested individuals should send their CV, bibliography, and the names of three references by email . luc.van.kaer@Vanderbilt.Edu Lab website:http://www.mc.Vanderbilt.Edu/microbio/vankaer/ 01/20/12
113. Tabb, David L.
david.l.tabb@vanderbilt.edu


Biomedical Informatics
A postdoctoral position to develop new algorithms for proteomic tandem mass spectrometry is available immediately. A Ph.D. in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering, or a related field is required. Programming experience and exposure to statistics and mass spectrometry are preferred. Please send curriculum vitae and names of three references to: David L. Tabb Mass Spectrometry Research Center Learned Lab / MRB III U9211 465 21st Ave S Nashville, TN 37232-8575 01/06/12
114. Schey, Kevin L
kevin.schey@vanderbilt.edu


Biochemistry
A post-doctoral training position is available to develop MALDI imaging mass spectrometry methods for ocular lens tissue. A special focus is on lens proteins, lipids, and metabolites and their changing distributions with age. Other tissues of interest are retina, lung and heart. 01/03/12
115. Macdonald, Robert L.
robert.macdonald@vanderbilt.edu


Neurology; Molecular Physiology and Biophysics; Pharmacology
Postdoctoral positions are available to participate in NIH-funded studies of inhibitory  aminobutyric acid (GABA) type A (GABAA) receptors. GABAA receptor channels are the major inhibitory neurotransmitter receptors in the brain. Reduction of GABAA receptor function produces seizures and generalized epilepsy in animals and man and enhancement of GABAA receptor function has been used to treat seizures. At least five forms of human idiopathic generalized epilepsy have been linked to mutations in the 1, 3,  and 2 GABAA receptor subunits. Alterations in receptor subunit translation, stability and assembly and receptor surface membrane trafficking, neurotransmitter activation, regulation of channel opening and closing of the channels (gating) and desensitization of these mutant channels is under active investigation. GABAA receptor channels are studied using acute transfection of mammalian cells with expression vectors containing receptor subunit cDNAs and subsequent biochemistry or whole cell or single channel recording or from transgenic or knock in mice expressing the mutant subunit. Human mutations are made in relevant receptor channel subunits to determine the basic mechanism of these genetic human epilepsies. We study mutant subunit translation, mRNA stability, degradation and assembly and trafficking of the mutant receptors using protein chemistry (biotinylation and Western blotting), flow cytometry and confocal microscopy (imaging of subcellular and surface expression of fluorescent tagged receptor subunits). The candidate is expected to have first-hand experience with some of these methods, and to be prepared to learn new methods. The successful candidate will join a productive multi-disciplinary laboratory using multiple tools experimental approaches from single channel recording to investigation of transgenic animals to understand the structure, function and biology of GABAA receptors and the pathogenesis of genetic epilepsy associated with GABAA receptor subunit mutations. Competitive salary will be offered based on experience and publication record. To apply for the position, send a description of your research interests, CV, and the names of 3 references to: Robert.macdonald@vanderbilt.edu, or mail to: Dr. Robert L. Macdonald, Department of Neurology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 6140 Medical Research Building III, 465 21st Ave, Nashville, TN 37232-8552 12/06/11
116. Prince, Lawrence S
lance.prince@vanderbilt.edu


Pediatrics
We currently have postdoctoral positions available in our lab. If interested in our research, please send a c.v. and the names of 3 references to Lance. 11/08/11
117. Veenstra-VanderWeele, Jeremy
j.vvw@vanderbilt.edu


Psychiatry
A fully funded postdoctoral position is available immediately within The Vanderbilt Brain Institute. The lab focuses on genetic mouse models of susceptibility to the autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Currently, funded projects focus on the serotonin and glutamate systems. Studies will use mouse behavioral analysis, immunohistochemistry, gene expression profiling by next generation sequencing, ex vivo synaptosome neurodevelopmental and dynamic changes that leave to altered social and repetitive behavior in these genetically modified mice. Minimus qualifications are a doctoral degree in Neuroscience or related discipline and experience with molecular biology, biochemistry and animal handling techniques. Prior experience in immunohistochemistry and mouse behavioral techniques is highly desirable. Experience in electrophysiology is welcomed and collaboration in this area would be possible. Salary will follow the NIH pay scale for post-doctoral fellows. Vanderbilt University is the only academic institution to ever be ranked in the top 100 placed to work in the U.S. by Fortune Magazine. Vanderbilt was also ranked as one of the top 10 placed to be a postdoctoral fellow by The Scientist magazine in 2011. The PI is a practicing child psychiatrist whose research group also includes translational research in children and adults with these disorders, with the possibility of integrating molecular findings in rodents with clinical, biochemical and neuroimaging research in humans. Please send a letter of interest and CV to j.vvw@vanderbilt.edu 10/27/11
118. Creech, Clarence Buddy
buddy.creech@vanderbilt.edu


Pediatrics
None available at this time. 08/25/11
119. Goldenring, James R.
jim.goldenring@vanderbilt.edu


Surgery and Cell and Developmental Biology
1) Postdoctoral Associate Position Available Research in an NIH-funded program to investigate the roles of A-kinase Anchoring Protein 350 (AKAP350), a large multi-functional scaffolding protein, in regulation of RNA trafficking. RNA trafficking studies seek to examine the role of AKAP350 and its associated proteins CCAR1 and caprin-1 in microtubule dependent RNA movement in cells under both baseline physiology and stress. Studies involve a range of cell biological techniques including subcellular fractionation, live cell microscopy and confocal fluorescence microscopy. Biochemical techniques include yeast two-hybrid approaches (both conventional and split ubiquitin), direct protein interaction studies and analysis of 3||||-untranslated region interactions with protein including live cell imaging of RNA movement. Studies will also seek to evaluate the role of AKAP350 in speciific tissues using a newly developed knockout mouse modelSalary commensurate with experience. Contact: James R. Goldenring, MD, PhD, Epithelial Biology Center, MRB IV, Rm 10435G, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2213 Garland Ave, S., Nashville, TN 37232. Email: jim.goldenring@vanderbilt.edu. 2) Postdoctoral Associate Positions Available Research in an NIH-funded program to investigate the Roles of class V myosin motors in regulating membrane trafficking. Projects are focused on determining the structural basis of myosin Vb interaction with Rab proteins and their effectors using recombinant proteins co-expressed in bacteria as a substrate fo r structure determinations by crystallography and/or cryo-EM. Salary commensurate with experience. Contact: James R. Goldenring, MD, PhD, Epithelial Biology Center, MRB IV, Rm 10435G, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2213 Garland Ave, S., Nashville, TN 37232. Email: jim.goldenring@vanderbilt.edu. 08/25/11
120. Quaranta, Vito
vito.quaranta@vanderbilt.edu


Cancer Biology
Post-doctoral positions available immediately for individuals with background in any of the following: computational biology, mathematical modeling, biostatistics, biological engineering, high-level computational microscopy, biological software development, systems biology. Join an energetic and exciting multidisciplinary team of experimentalists and theoreticians to study Cancer Systems Biology. 07/01/11
121. Haglund, Richard F.
richard.haglund@vanderbilt.edu


Physics and Astronomy
Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1976-77. Nuclear physics with spin-polarized triton beams. 06/27/11
122. Pao, William
william.pao@vanderbilt.edu


Cancer Biology
A postdoctoral position is immediately available to investigate mechanisms of lung tumorigenesis, with particular emphasis on mechanisms of sensitivity and resistance to targeted therapies in human lung cancer, utilizing various molecular techniques, human specimens, and mouse models. Applicants should be highly motivated individuals who have a PhD and/or MD degree, extensive background in molecular biology, and interest in cancer biology. Knowledge in working with xenografts and transgenic mouse models is a plus. Fellow will be part of a strong collaborative and multidisciplinary research team. Please send curriculum vitae and names of references to: William Pao, MD, PhD, E-mail: william.pao@vanderbilt.edu. 06/16/11
123. Webb, Donna J
donna.webb@vanderbilt.edu


Cancer Biology
Please send your cv to donna.webb@vanderbilt.edu 06/08/11
124. Carroll, Kecia N.
kecia.carroll@vanderbilt.edu


Pediatrics
Carroll, PI Our research group is conducting retrospective and prospective cohort studies to investigate the association of maternal folate status during pregnancy and early childhood wheezing and asthma outcomes. Our cohorts include racially and socio-economically diverse mother-child dyads enrolled in a retrospective cohort of over 80,000 dyads and a large prospective cohort. Data will be collected and examined to investigate the association of maternal folate levels and supplementation during pregnancy and early child wheezing, asthma, and atopic disease outcomes. Candiates will have experience working with retrospective (using administrative data) and/or prospective cohort investigations. The fellow will be trained in cohort investigations with vulnerable populations. PhD in epidemiology, immunology, or genetics with translational or patient-oriented research experience is desired. Would start July 1, 2011 contingent on grant funding. 04/20/11
125. Armstrong, Richard N.
r.armstrong@vanderbilt.edu


Chemistry
Please apply by e-mail to r.armstrong@vanderbilt.edu sending CV and names of three references. 04/04/11
126. Oates, John A.
john.oates@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
Post-doctoral position in translational research, oriented to clinical investigation based on mechanistic hypotheses. Areas include optimization of the use of aspirin as a cardioprotective agent, investigation of the function of platelets in cardiovascular disease, basic biology of the platelet, Alzheimer|s disease, and development of new therapy for subarachnoid hemorrhage. 03/21/11
127. Gallagher, Martin J.
martin.j.gallagher@vanderbilt.edu


Neurology: Epilepsy Division
There is a postdoctoral position available immediately for motivated candidates to investigate the pathogenic mechanisms involved in the development of genetic forms of epilepsy. Knowledge of immunohistochemistry is essential and experience with biochemistry and electrophysiology experiments is beneficial. NINDS R01NS064286 01/31/11
128. Means-Powell, Julie
julie.means@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
Post-doctoral research fellow position is available immediately to 1). investigate the use of serum proteomic analysis for the early detection of breast cancer. 2) develop new molecular profiles of women at high and low risk in the development of breast cancer. Applicant should have proficiency in protein biochemistry. Desired skills in mass spectrometry, protein purification and analytical chemistry. Requires PhD in biological sciences with experience in cancer biology and biochemistry. Interested applicants should send C.V. to: Julie Means-Powell, M.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 777 Preston Research Center, Nashville, TN 37232-6307 Tel. 615-343-4677 or Fax 615-343-7602, email address julie.means@vanderbilt.edu 01/01/11
129. Polley, Daniel B.
daniel.polley@vanderbilt.edu


Hearing and Speech Sciences & Psychology
For details, email daniel.polley@vanderbilt.edu 01/01/11
130. Vaughan, Douglas E.
doug.vaughan@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
Position available for post-doctoral fellow with skills and experience in molecular biology. Multi-disciplinary vascular biology laboratory that applies basic molecular techniques, genetically-modified mice, and proteomics to explore mechanisms of cardiovascular disease. 01/01/11
131. Abel, Ty William
ty.w.abel@vanderbilt.edu


Pathology
Applicants for a post-doctoral position should have solid experience in molecular biology and an interest in transgenic mouse models and neural stem cell biology. Please send a current CV and letter of interest to: Ty W. Abel MD, PhD c/o Shawn Johnson Vanderbilt University Medical Center 1161 21st Ave South, MCN C-2318 Nashville, TN 37232-2561 12/21/10
132. Stein, Roland W.
roland.stein@vanderbilt.edu


Molecular Physiology & Biophysics; Cell and Developmental Biology
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position Available Immediately
Term: at least 2 years
Salary and Benefits: Aprox.$38,000 plus benefits
Project(s): see research description Please send CV to:
Roland Stein, Ph.D.
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
702 Light Hall
Nashville, TN 37232-0615
roland.stein@mcmail.vanderbilt.edu
615-322-7026
12/03/10
133. Guengerich, F. Peter
f.guengerich@vanderbilt.edu


Biochemistry
Please apply by e-mail to f.guengerich@vanderbilt.edu sending CV and names of three references. 10/25/10
134. Chen, Jian-Xiong
jian-xiong.chen@vanderbilt.edu


Pediatrics
We are looking for a postdoctoral who has experiments on mouse myocardial ischemia-reperfusion models and diabetes. This poistion was support by NIH R01 grant for four years. 10/21/10
135. Young, Pampee Paul
pampee.young@vanderbilt.edu


Pathology
A scientist with molecular biology and biochemistry experience desired with interest in stem cell biology. References required. 10/05/10
136. Weil, P. Anthony
tony.weil@vanderbilt.edu


Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF EUKARYOTIC TRANSCRIPTION VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Two postdoctoral positions available to examine the role of TBP, the TATA box Binding Protein and its associated protein factors in RNA Polymerase II-mediated transcription initiation using the Bakers yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae system. We currently utilize a combination of biochemical, genetic, biophysical and proteomics methods to study the regulation and interactions of these proteins with each other, DNA and other transcription factors; details can be obtained at: www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/vumcdept/mpb/weil/weil_lab.html.Interested parties should send a CV and names of references to: Dr. Tony Weil, Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232-0615. Phone: 615-322-7007, FAX: 615-322-7236; Email: tony.weil@mcmail.vanderbilt.edu.

09/17/10
137. Wu, Guanqing
guanqing.wu@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION in field of human genetic diseases available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Guanqing Wu. Current projects focus on molecular pathogenesis of human genetic disease, such as autosomal dominant/recessive polycystic kidney diseases. Systems include molecular and cell biology, pathology and animal model. 09/10/10
138. Zhang, Qi
qi.zhang@vanderbilt.edu


Pharmacology
We are looking for motivated graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are interested in synaptic physiology and the biological application of nanocrystal particles. Please contact Dr. Qi Zhang directly for more information. 09/09/10
139. Fesik, Stephen W
stephen.fesik@vanderbilt.edu


Biochemistry
MOLECULAR BIOLOGIST/ CELL BIOLOGIST to identify and validate new cancer drug targets, clone, express, and purify proteins for screening and structure determination, and develop and perform primary and secondary biological assays. MEDICINAL CHEMIST to design, synthesize, and optimize small molecules for binding to their target proteins and for their drug-like properties. STRUCTURAL BIOLOGIST to screen fragment libraries, determine the three-dimensional structures of protein/ligand complexes using NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography, and participate in drug design using molecular modeling techniques. 08/27/10
140. Patel, Sachin
sachin.patel@vanderbilt.edu


Psychiatry
Positions in electrophysiology are available 08/04/10
141. Miga, Michael I.
michael.i.miga@vanderbilt.edu


Biomedical Engineering
Description: A post-doctoral position on an exciting project focused on cortical surface imaging using laser-range scanning technology within image-guided neurosurgery is available. This project involves the development of a new method to improve recognition of cortical brain structures during surgery, dynamically track these regions intra-operatively, and use this data within a computer-model based approach to improving surgery. In addition, this data will be used to enhance the visualization of cortical data (e.g. fMR) as well as to track brain shift and used to update a novel neuro-navigational image-guided surgical system. The opportunity to translate research from the computer work-bench to the clinic is a primary goal within this work. This position will involve an extensive clinical collaboration and will be an excellent experience for those in the fields of image-guided neurosurgery, soft-tissue mechanics, numerical methods, medical image processing, and medical image analysis. This position will involve working between multiple laboratories, and helping to execute an IRB approved study. The trainee must have excellent organizational skills. Opportunities to pursue a candidate||s own grants and movement towards promotions to research assistant professor are also possible. Qualifications: The position is for a post-doctoral research associate who has received a doctoral degree in biomedical-related area with expertise in image registration & processing, computer vision, computer modeling, numerical analysis, soft-tissue mechanics, and/or three-dimensional digitization instrumentation. The associate will be expected to conduct research in a workstation environment as well as within the OR environment. One primary duty of the post-doctoral research will be to oversee the clinical study and meet with collaborating neurosurgeons. Experience with programming languages and programming environments is absolutely required: C++, MATLAB, Visualization ToolKit within LINUX/UNIX, and Microsoft environments. Good writing and communication skills are also required. Some experience with parallel processing, database management, and network protocols is desirable also. Potential Start Date: As soon as possible Close Date: Until filled 07/23/10
142. Polk, David Brent
d-brent.polk@vanderbilt.edu


Pediatrics
Postdoctoral positions available for US residents to study mechanisms of receptor-dependent signal transduction by EGF receptor ligands and TNF regulating proliferation, differentiation, migration and apoptosis of intestinal epithelial cells. 05/26/10
143. McMahon, Douglas G.
douglas.g.mcmahon@vanderbilt.edu


Biological Sciences
Post-Doctoral Position in Retinal Neurobiology NIH-funded post-doctoral position available immediately to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms of neural network adaptation in the retina. The project examines the mechanisms by which retinal circuits are reconfigured according to the prevailing illumination conditions through the action of modulatory retinal neurotransmitters such as dopamine and through synaptic feedback. The focus is on novel retinal circuits and molecules that mediate retinal dopamine neuron heterogeneity, regulation of retinal dopamine by light, and the contribution of connexin channels to feedback at the first visual synapse. Novel transgenic mouse and zebrafish models developed in our laboratory enable in situ electrophysiological recording from dopaminergic amacrine neurons (DA neurons), and manipulation of channel gene expression in adult zebrafish retina. The position requires a PhD or MD with previous training in neuroscience. Previous training in retinal electrophysiology or imaging is a plus, but not required. Vanderbilt presents an exceptional environment for training in visual neuroscience in the form of the Vanderbilt Vision Research Center (http://vision-research.vanderbilt.edu/index.php) which administers NEI core and training grants in vision research. The VVRC provides a focus of activity and interaction that facilitates collaborations among investigators. The broader Vanderbilt neuroscience community is extensive with more than 300 investigators in more than 50 departments, centers and institutes offering an outstanding environment for in-depth training and research in neuroscience. To apply for this position please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and names of three references to Douglas G. McMahon, PhD, Professor of Biological Sciences and Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University, Department of Biological Sciences, VU Station B, Box 35-1634, Nashville, TN 37235-1634 (douglas.g.mcmahon@vanderbilt.edu; http://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/mcmahonlab). Postdoctoral Position in Serotonin and Circadian Neurobiology Postdoctoral position available to study functional modulation of raphe serotonergic neurons by genetic manipulation of the serotonin gene network and the brain?s biological clock. The project will employ electrophysiological analysis of genetically marked raphe neurons, as well as single cell RT-PCR and real-time gene expression imaging to examine the effects on serotonergic neuron function of mutations in the serotonin and circadian gene networks. The project is funded through the NIMH/Vanderbilt Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research which brings together a highly interactive group of researchers focused on the serotonergic system of the brain. Vanderbilt provides an outstanding environment for neuroscience research through the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Center for Molecular Neuroscience. Experience in visualized brain slice recording is preferred. To apply for this position please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and names of three references to Douglas G. McMahon, PhD, Professor of Biological Sciences and Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University, Department of Biological Sciences, VU Station B, Box 35-1634, Nashville, TN 37235-1634 (douglas.g.mcmahon@vanderbilt.edu; http://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/mcmahonlab). 04/20/10
144. Peltier, Amanda C.
amanda.peltier@vanderbilt.edu


Neurology
Dr. Peltier has a major interest in investigating diabetic neuropathy. We are looking for a postdoc to join us for the study. Our research project will utilize human skin biopsies to investigate alterations of molecules in dermal nerve fibers from patients with diabetes. The candidate is expected to be highly motivated for scientific research. He/she should have a PhD degree or equivalent. Experience in conventional histology and immunohistochemistry is essential for this project. Interested individuals should send your CV to Dr. Amanda Peltier?s email address. 03/29/10
145. Xia, Fen
fen.xia@vanderbilt.edu


Radiation Oncology
Postdoctoral positions are available in the areas of DNA damage response, DNA repair, functional regulation of repair proteins, translational research such as biomarker identification. Please submit a CV and three letters of recommendation. 03/01/10
146. Aschner, Michael
michael.aschner@vanderbilt.edu


Pediatrics
The postdoctoral candidate will study the ability of methylmercury (MeHg) to interfere with Hsp90 chaperone function resulting in altered cellular homeostasis and neurotoxicity. Among the client proteins known to bind to Hsp90 are type I (neuronal) nitric oxide synthase (NOS), and cytosolic prostaglandin E synthase (cPGES/p23). Additionally, Hsp90 reduces the mitochondrial electron transport protein, cytochrome c (cyt c). The qualifying individual will be involved in studies to [1] demonstrate that MeHg physically binds to Hsp90, altering Hsp90 chaperone function. [2] Determine whether MeHg increases the activity of the cPLA2-cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1)-PGES enzymatic pathway resulting in enhanced prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) production by altering the binding of Hsp90 to PGES/p23. [3] Demonstrate that by altering the association between Hsp90 and neuronal NOS (nNOS) MeHg uncouples nNOS activity, resulting in NOS-derived superoxide (∙O2-) production and reduced ∙NO bioavailability. [4] Determine whether MeHg-induced oxidant stress occurs via inhibition of the mitochondrial electron transport chain, causing increased ∙O2- production and reduced levels of the intracellular antioxidant, glutathione. The experimental approach includes cell-free lysates, rat-derived in vitro astrocyte, neuron, and astrocyte/neuron co-cultures, as well as in vivo corroborative studies in the rat. MeHg-mediated alterations in Hsp90/client protein interactions offers an innovative and unifying mechanism integrating the known propensity of MeHg to form complexes with ?SH-containing ligands and MeHg-induced oxidant stress, mitochondrial dysfunction and CNS toxicity. In addition, postdoctoral candidates with prior experience in C. elegans research are invited to apply for a NIEHS funded position to probe the role of gene-environment interaction in manganese- and methylmercury-induced neurodegeneration. The successful candidate is expected to generate new animal clones and test genetic susceptibility to manganese and methylmercury neurodegeneration, focusing on various neurotransmitter systems. Please contact Dr. Aschner for additional detail. 12/09/09
147. Conn, P. Jeffrey
jeff.conn@vanderbilt.edu


Pharmacology
Postdoctoral position in cellular/molecular neurobiology is available at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The successful candidate will join a research group that employs a highly multidisciplinary approach to explore the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in neuromodulation and regulation of animal behavior. The laboratory uses a combination of biochemical, molecular biological, imaging, electrophysiological and behavioral techniques to study regulation of neuronal function by metabotropic glutamate receptors and other G-protein-linked receptors. Also, we have a strong interest in relating cellular and molecular changes to disorders of the central nervous system, including Parkinson|s disease and Schizophrenia. Research Faculty positions also available for outstanding candidates. Send curriculum vita, three references, and statement of research interests to: Dr. P. Jeffrey Conn, Professor Director, Program in Translational Neuropharmacology Department of Pharmacology Vanderbilt University Medical Center 23rd Avenue South at Pierce 452-B Preston Research Building Nashville, TN 37232-6600 E-mail: jeff.conn@vanderbilt.edu 09/18/09
148. France, Daniel J.
dan.france@vanderbilt.edu


Emergency Medicine
2004 ? Present Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology 04/16/09
149. Slagle, Jason M.
jason.slagle@vanderbilt.edu


Anesthesiology
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center 04/15/09
150. Ballard, Dean Williams
dean.ballard@vanderbilt.edu


Microbiology and Immunology
A postdoctoral position is immediately available to study regulatory posttranslational modifications involved in immunoreceptor signaling to transcription factor NF-kB and MAP kinases. Qualifications include a Ph.D., M.D., or the equivalent, a strong publication record in the biomedical sciences, and prior experience with protein/nucleic acid biochemical techniques (eg., immunoprecipitation, immunoblotting, RNA/DNA blotting), gene targeting vectors, and phenotypic analyses of the immune system in mutant mice (eg., FACS, cell proliferation, apoptosis assays). For consideration, please send a current CV and three letters of recommendation from past and/or present training mentors to dean.ballard@vanderbilt.edu. 04/03/09
151. Ware, Lorraine B.
lorraine.b.ware@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
A postdoctoral position in lung cell and molecular biology research is available in the laboratory of Dr. Lorraine Ware in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care to investigate the effect of mechanical ventilation on extravascular fibrin deposition in the acutely injured lung. Experiments focus on the role of the murine alveolar epithelium in modulating intra-alveolar fibrin deposition and fibrinolysis and are complemented by studies of human samples and tissues. Techniques emphasize mouse models of acute lung injury and ventilator-induced lung injury, coagulation and fibrinolysis assays, cell culture and molecular biology. A background in pulmonary physiology or cell biology with experience in mouse models, cell culture, and molecular biology is preferred. Our highly interactive Pulmonary Division has excellent depth and breadth in clinical, translational and basic research in a variety of human lung diseases. Postdoctoral training emphasizes the development of professional independence and collaboration. Interested individuals should send a brief email to Dr. Ware (below) highlighting research experience and interests. Please include a Curriculum Vitae and the names and contact information of 2-3 references. 01/26/09
152. Hellerqvist, Carl G.
carl.g.hellerqvist@vanderbilt.edu


Biochemistry and Medicine
Please apply by e-mail to hellercq@ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu sending CV and names of three references. 10/21/08
153. Chazin, Walter J.
walter.chazin@vanderbilt.edu


Biochemistry, Physics
One is for accomplished structural biologist to work on the assembly and function of multi-protein E3 ubiquitin ligases. A second position is for US citizen or green card holder for work on DNA replication and repair proteins. Please apply by e-mail to walter.chazin@vanderbilt.edu sending CV and names of three references. 10/16/08
154. Mchaourab, Hassane S.
hassane.mchaourab@vanderbilt.edu


Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Postdoctoral position available in an interdisciplinary research program to investigate conformational changes during the functional cycles of multidrug transporters and/or the functional mechanism of small heat-shock proteins including lens a-crystallins. The experimental approach relies heavily on site-directed spin and fluorescence labeling and associated electron paramagnetic resonance and fluorescence spectroscopies. We are looking for a recent Ph.D. who is comfortable with these approaches and interested in learning new biophysical and biochemical techniques. Applicants should send a CV and 3 letters of recommendations to: Hassane Mchaourab, Ph.D. Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Vanderbilt University Medical Center 2215 Garland Avenue / 741 Light Hall Nashville Tennessee 37232 Email:hassane.mchaourab@vanderbilt.edu 08/20/08
155. Mirnics, Karoly
karoly.mirnics@vanderbilt.edu


Psychiatry
The candidate will work on NIMH-funded research project centered around transcriptome changes in schizophrenia and corresponding animal models. The postdoctoral researcher will perform DNA microarray experiments, qPCR and in situ hybridization/immunohistochemistry. Action of putative schizophrenia susceptibility genes will also be assessed in cell culture experiments using RNA interferrence. 08/20/08
156. Sriram, Subramaniam
subramaniam.sriram@vanderbilt.edu


Neurology, Microbiology & Immunology
A two year post doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Neuroimmunology. The field of study will be to examine the role of DNA damage pathway in human demyelinating disorders that are thougt to have either an autoimmune or infectious basis. The study will examine the role of ATM-P53 pathway and the ATR-p53 pathway in the regulation of immune function in human blood lymphocytes, spinal fluid and from CNS tissue obtained from surgical specimens. The position will require familiarity working with human samples including blood and spinal fluid and brain tissue. Candidates should have a strong background in biochemistry, neurochemistry and immunology. Only candidates who have strong academic grounding and have completed their PhD within the last two years need apply. 05/27/08
157. Garber, Judy
judy.garber@vanderbilt.edu


Psychiatry
National Institute of Mental Health (T32MH18921), "Life span development of normal and abnormal behavior." Focus on developmental psychopathology and prevention science. 05/09/08
158. Spagnoli, Anna
Anna.Spagnoli@Vanderbilt.edu


Pediatrics
Postdoctoral position available immediately at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. To engage in funded research in stem-cell based regenerative medicine in bone/cartilage repair and in the role of insulin-like growth factor-I and TGF-beta in skeletal development. The candidate must have a PhD in Cell Biology or Genetics or a related basic science and have skills in molecular biology and histology Please submit CV to Anna Spagnoli, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, e-mail: spagnoa@med.unc.edu 02/20/08
159. Giorgio, Todd D.
todd.d.giorgio@vanderbilt.edu


Biomedical Engineering
Postdoctoral research associate. NIH-funded research position is available in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Vanderbilt University. Tasks include fundamental and applied work toward product development. This position offers significant opportunity for interaction in a multidisciplinary environment including biomedical engineering, medicine and basic sciences. Our research team includes four Ph.D. candidates, a comprehensive research laboratory with state-of-the-art tools for gene expression analysis and technician support. Expertise required in some of the following: peptide/peptidomimetic library screening, mammalian cell culture, flow cytometry, micro/nano particles, fluorescence, tumor biology/tumor models. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required. Location is Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA. Contact Professor Todd Giorgio at 1-615-322-3756 or postdoc.for.giorgio@vanderbilt.edu for more information. 02/01/08
160. Kalams, Spyros A.
spyros.a.kalams@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
We are looking for a postdoc to help evaluate cell-mediated immune responses directed against HIV. The broad goals of several related projects are to: 1) Evaluate why CTL responses decline with disease progression, 2) Assess the T-cell repertoire of developing and established immune responses, and 3) Determine whether the avidity of developing CTL responses influences viral set point. Other research interests include understanding the mechanisms of immune escape from CTL recognition (to evaluate the role HIV sequence variation plays in disease progression), and the evaluation of CTL responses of patients with long-term non-progressing HIV-1 infection (to evaluate whether patients without disease progression have unique or more robust immune responses). Techniques used to evaluate these responses will include (but are not limited to): Multi-color flow cytometry, Flow sorting, Real-time PCR, Sequencing of T cell receptor genes, intracellular cytokine secretion analysis by flow cytometry and ELISpot. 12/26/07
161. Robertson, David
david.robertson@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine, Pharmacology, & Neurology
Call 343-6499 for more information. 12/26/07
162. Sligh, James E.
james.sligh@vanderbilt.edu


Medicine
contact for information 12/26/07
163. Parikh, Alexander A.
alexander.parikh@vanderbilt.edu


Surgery
A postdoctoral position is available immediately to investigate tissue biomarkers in pancreatic cancer using proteomic and genomic technology. These projects will include assistance with collection and processing of human tissue specimens, tissue RNA and protein as well as the use of proteomics and gene microarray. In addition, immunohistochemical studies will also be performed. This position will be in combination with Dr. John Phay in the study of the molecular mechanisms of increased glucose metabolism in malignancy. Interested applicants should send a CV to alexander.parikh@vanderbilt.edu 11/29/07
164. Park, Sohee
sohee.park@vanderbilt.edu


Psychiatry
I am looking for a recent Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience or clinical psychology with training in fMRI and cognitive psychology. We will be examining neural correlates of working memory process in relation to affect. Experience with eye movement research would be helpful. Expertise in Matlab and BrainVoyager would be helpful. 03/09/07
165. Rizzo, Carmelo J.
c.j.rizzo@vanderbilt.edu


Biochemistry
Synthesis of oligonucleotides that are covalently modified by carcinogens for structural and biological studies. 03/09/07
166. Weiss, Sharon M.
sharon.weiss@vanderbilt.edu


Electrical Eng.& Computer Sc.
Research area: Research will be conducted in the areas of biosensing, drug delivery, and nanocrystal-based light sources. Interdisciplinary research will be conducted that spans the fields of biochemistry, optics, and materials science. Qualifications: We are looking for a self-motivated researcher with a strong initiative to take a leading role in the lab. The candidate should have expertise with surface chemistry and functionalization for the development of nanoscale biosensor and drug delivery devices. Familiarity with optical characterization and measurement techniques would be beneficial, as well. Please contact Professor Weiss for more information. 09/06/06
167. Paria, Bibhash C.
bc.paria@vanderbilt.edu


Pediatrics
Experience in molecular biology and embryology. 04/10/06
168. DiBenedetto, Emmanuele
em.diben@vanderbilt.edu


Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
The Biomathematics Study Group at Vanderbilt invites applications for non tenure track positions, beginning in the Fall of 2005. Each position is a two-year appointment at the level of post-doctoral fellow or research assistant professor depending on qualifications of the applicant and may carry teaching duties. Successful applicants will participate in collaborative research with the members of the Biomathematics Study Group as well as scientists in life sciences and medicine at Vanderbilt, Topics include, but are not limited to, neuroscience, molecular biology and signal transduction, ligand-receptor binding problems, cellular kinetics, functional registration and imaging, growth of malignant tissues, computational biology and physiology and the mathematical modeling of medical procedures and devices. The applicants must have a doctorate in mathematics or a closely related area (e.g., computer science or physics) and a background in biology or medicine. Applictions and supporting material should be sent as a single mailing to: Biomathematics Study Group Department of Mathematics Vanderbilt University 1326 Stevenson Center Nashville, TN 37240 Please include an e-mail address, fax number and a research summary. Please do not send additional information (e.g., letters of recommendation) unless requested to do so. 10/20/04
169. Porter, Ned Allen
n.porter@vanderbilt.edu


Chemistry
Organic Chemistry, Lipid Oxidation, Free Radical Chemistry 08/26/03