Open Positions

The Center for Precision Medicine periodically seeks candidates for faculty, staff, post-doctoral, student, and internship positions. Please see the individual sections below for current opportunities.

VUMC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Please contact cynthia.c.williams@vumc.org for more information regarding available positions in the Center for Precision Medicine.

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  • Project Manager Opportunity

    Posted August 2021

    The Center for Precision Medicine (CPM) within VUMC's Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) is looking for a project manager to join the team. Candidates must have bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) and 3 years experience required.

    The CPM Project Manager will work with customers to understand and analyze operational procedures, requirements, processes and/or other needs to bring about successful completion of the project.

    The candidate will do the following:

    • Plan, develop, lead and execute the project in order to meet established goals, objectives and timelines.
    • Provide professional and/or technical leadership in the execution of day to day project activities.
    • Communicate within and across area(s) to maximize information sharing around progress, needs, interdependencies and/or accomplishments.
    • Facilitate the identification of gaps in service level/processes to identify potential areas for improvement.

    The position is available immediately. Apply here.


    The Wei Lab – Application Developer Opportunity

    Posted March 2021

    The Wei Lab in the Center for Precision Medicine was founded to enable better research through better electronic health record (EHR) based phenotyping. Wei-Qi Wei, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Informatics, is looking for an application developer with a background in computer science and engineering and a willingness to learn. This position will support numerous National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants in the area of EHR phenotyping, natural language processing (NLP), machine learning, PheWAS, and Pharmacogenomics research. 

    The candidate will do the following:

    • Support several internal lab projects as well as collaborations both within Vanderbilt University Medical Center and beyond.
    • Assist by implementing data extraction and analysis approaches and developing software products for reuse. 
    • Maintain a website for products that are meant for public distribution. 

    The position is available immediately. Apply here.

  • Vanderbilt Genomic Medicine Training Program - Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity

    Posted October 2021

    The Vanderbilt Genomic Medicine (VGM) Training Program is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 postdoctoral fellowship. VGM includes a major focus in pharmacogenomics, precision phenotyping, medical informatics, and disease-based genomics. For more information, please click here.

    The program has 32 highly collaborative and well-funded faculty preceptors who team up to provide both basic and clinical research training opportunities to both Ph.D.-level and M.D.-level postdoctoral fellows. Trainees will participate in rotations, internships, seminars, journal clubs, and retreats and interact with other trainees and faculty. In addition, trainees will receive RCR training, high-standard Individual Development Plans (IDP), and the Career Development Programs. 

     

    Requirements 

    Applicants must have been awarded a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine, or a related field. Some experience in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, and/or Genetics is recommended, but not required. 

    Submissions should reference the program name in the subject line of the email.

    Anyone interested in being considered must submit the following (in PDF format) to Cynthia C. Williams (cynthia.c.williams@vumc.org) :

    1. CV or NIH biosketch

    2. Letter of recommendation

    3. 1-Page personal research statement

    4. Unoffical transcripts

     

     

    The Wei Lab – Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in High-Throughput EHR Phenotyping

    Posted March 2021

    The Wei Lab in the Center for Precision Medicine was founded to enable better research through better electronic health record (EHR) based phenotyping. Wei-Qi Wei, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Informatics, is looking to recruit talented postdoctoral researchers with a passion for science to support numerous National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants in the area of EHR phenotyping, natural language processing (NLP), machine learning, PheWAS, and Pharmacogenomics research.

    Under Vanderbilt's Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET) Office, the program will provide RCR training, high-standard Individual Development Plans (IDP), and the Career Development Programs. 

    Applicants must have been awarded a doctorate in biomedical informatics, medicine or a related field. Programming skills are required. A background in mathematics, computer science, biostatistics, biomedical informatics, medicine, and/or genetics is preferred but not required. 

    Positions are available immediately. Applications will be evaluated as they are received. To apply, please send an email to Drs. Wei-Qi Wei (wei-qi.wei@vumc.org) and Henry Ong (henry.h.ong@vumc.org) with your statement of purpose (1 or 2 paragraphs), full CV, and contact information for three references. 

     

    2-Year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Natural Language Processing (NLP)

    Posted February 2021

    Cosmin "Adi" Bejan, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and the Center for Precision Medicine, is looking to recruit a talented postdoctoral researcher with experience in natural language processing and machine learning. As part of the Vanderbilt Center for Precision Medicine (CPM), the researcher will work in close collaboration with Dr. Bejan on information extraction and document classification projects leveraging a large collection of free-text clinical notes. 

    Candidates are expected to have: 

    • A PhD in biomedical informatics, computer science, statistics, or related field
    • Experience in applying machine learning (including deep learning) methodologies to various NLP tasks
    • Excelled programming skills (Python, Java, and R is a plus)
    • A strong publication record in top-tier conferences and/or high-impact journals

    The position is available immediately. Applications will be evaluated as they are received until the position is filled. To apply, please email Dr. Bejan at adi.bejan@vumc.org or adi.bejan@vanderbilt.edu and include your statement of purposefull CV, and contact information for three references

    Learn more about Dr. Bejan here: http://adi.bejan.ro/.