About Us:
The Department of Biostatistics is a part of the top-ranked Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is located in Nashville, Tennessee - a vibrant and engaging city known proudly as Music City.  The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine ranks in the top 20 among the nation’s elite programs, according to U.S. News and World Report's annual ranking of top medical schools for research, released in the 2019 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools.  The Department of Biostatistics, founded in 2003, is made up of over 40 nationally recognized faculty members and more than 55 staff including, biostatisticians, bioinformaticians, data scientists, application developers, and administrative personnel.  Department members participate in methodological research, as well as collaborative efforts ranging from basic science, to translational and clinical research, to big data questions across a variety of domains. In particular in the big data space, the BioVU resource, which houses more than a quarter million unique biospecimens along with anonymized clinical annotation data, is an increasingly rich source of genomic and phenomic data, available to Vanderbilt faculty for interrogation of questions of interest. 

The Department includes the Center for Quantitative Sciences, the Collaborative Studies Comprehensive Coordinating Center, and the Omics Coordinating Center. The Department places a strong emphasis on continuing education and professional development.

Biostatistics Faculty Positions:
The Department of Biostatistics is seeking applicants for two open-rank, faculty positions on the non-tenure, clinical educator and/or research tracks. The successful applicants will be enthusiastic about leading interdisciplinary collaborative research, applied methodological and/or Data Science research, mentoring staff and students, and teaching. Currently, we have a number of opportunities for those interested in research involving, but not limited to, biomarker-based predictive modeling, analyses of large complex biomedical databases, genetic and environmental determinants of health, randomized clinical trials, pragmatic clinical trials, the learning health system, machine learning and applications in data science. Those with expertise in machine learning, computation, high dimensional technologies, data structures, prediction modeling and data visualization are encouraged to apply. The positions offer a rich environment for collaborative research, opportunities for teaching, and close interactions with PhD and MS students. Candidates should have a doctoral degree (or equivalent experience) in biostatistics, statistics, mathematics, computer science, or another quantitative field.

Position Qualifications: Candidates should have a doctoral degree (or equivalent experience) in biostatistics, statistics, mathematics, computer science, or another quantitative field.  Department faculty members are expected to be on the forefront of biomedical research and leaders in the biomedical field.

Application Instructions: Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in the position, a research statement, a teaching statement, and a CV that includes contact information for at least three references to biostatistics@vumc.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. 


Biostatistics Staff Positions:
If you are interested in a staff biostatistician position, please contact Amy Perkins (amy.perkins@vumc.org) and Meng Xu (meng.xu@vumc.org) or apply directly by clicking either link below:

Biostatistician II

Biostatistician III

Biostatistics Postdoctoral Fellow Positions:
If you are interested in a postdoctoral fellow position, please contact Jill Shell (jillanne.k.shell@vumc.org) and provide a copy of your CV.


*Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.