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 Department, founded in 2003, is made up of over 40 nationally recognized faculty members and more than 50 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.

If you are interested in a faculty position, please contact our Department Chair, Dr. Yu Shyr (

If you are interested in an internship or postdoctoral fellow position, please contact Jill Shell (

If you are interested in a staff biostatistician position, please contact Amy Perkins ( and Meng Xu ( or apply directly by clicking either link below.

Biostatistician II

Biostatistician III

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