About Us

The Department of Biostatistics, founded in 2003, is currently home to 51 faculty members and nearly 60 staff biostatisticians, bioinformaticians, data scientists, analysts, and application developers. It is a supportive community that celebrates teamwork across many areas of expertise. The department places a strong emphasis on continuing education and professional development. Its members are expected to be at the forefront of biomedical research.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a top-ranked healthcare provider and research institution located in Nashville, Tennessee—a vibrant metropolis known proudly as Music City, USA. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine hosts one of the nation’s top 15 research programs, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking of top medical schools for research, released in the 2022 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is on the USNWR 2021–2023 Honor Rolls of America's Best Hospitals (the top 20 out of more than 5,000 evaluated). In the 2022 USNWR survey of top biostatistics graduate programs, ours is ranked 13th.


Faculty Positions

We are seeking to fill two open-rank (assistant, associate, or full) and open-track (tenure-track or non-tenure track) faculty positions. Successful candidates will be enthusiastic about biostatistics and data science methods research, devoted to teaching and mentorship, and keen to engage in interdisciplinary collaborative research projects with investigators from across the medical center, as well as with staff biostatisticians and PhD/MS students. The current openings are for highly motivated researchers and educators who are specifically interested in methodological development and implementation in one or more of the following areas: modern multicenter randomized clinical trials, learning health systems, image analyses, machine learning, causal inference, and electronic health records-derived studies. General interest in collaborative biostatistics research is a must, and we have exciting opportunities that include collaborations in radiology, anesthesiology, and medicine. We also seek a colleague who will be interested in highly impactful data coordinating center work. With all projects, the members of our department uphold its long-standing commitment to rigor and reproducibility. Interested in applying? See our flyer for instructions.

Staff Positions

If you are interested in one of these positions, please click on the relevant link to apply. Remote options are available.


For associate program manager postings, contact Janey Wang.

For biostatistician positions, contact Run Fan and Josh DeClercq.

For health services research analyst positions, contact Lynne Berry or Kim Hart.

For research project manager positions, contact Jess Lai or Janey Wang.

    Interested in being considered for a postdoctoral position in our department? Contact Jena Altstatt with a copy of your CV.