About Us

The Department of Biostatistics, founded in 2003, is currently home to more than 45 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.

Staff Positions

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



For biostatistician positions, contact Run Fan [ at vumc dot org] and Josh DeClercq [josh.declercq at vumc dot org]

For research analyst and manager positions, contact Jessica Lai [jessica.lai at vumc dot org]

For statistical genetic analyst positions, contact Quanhu Sheng [quanhu.sheng.1 at vumc dot org] or Shilin Zhao [shilin.zhao.1 at vumc dot org]

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Amir Asiaee has an immediate opening for a postdoc in biomedical science, to be funded for up to 3 years, focusing on the Causal Effect Estimation of Regulatory Molecules. Applicants should be experienced in at least two of these areas (and interested in the third): statistics, programming, and genetics. View the full description for instructions.

To indicate general interest in being considered for a postdoctoral position in our department, contact Jenny Jones [jenny.l.jones at vumc dot org] and provide a copy of your CV.