Open Positions

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) periodically seeks candidates for faculty, staff, post-doctoral, student, and internship positions. Please see the individual sections below for current opportunities.

You can also review Vanderbilt's HR site for external applicants for current open positions here.

VUMC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Please contact Jennifer Martellotti, DBMI Program Manager, at, and copy Elizabeth Brown, Chief Business Officer, at for more information regarding available positions in VUMC DBMI or its Centers. 

For a copy of the physical requirements of a specific open position to determine if you can perform the duties with or without an accommodation or to request an accommodation, please contact VUMC Employee Relations at (615) 343-4759 or

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    Position Details: The Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center (VCLIC) and the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are seeking a faculty member with expertise in clinical informatics.

    This position is focused on leading the development and implementation of advanced EHR-centric applied clinical informatics research. Focus areas for VCLIC include clinical decision support, artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive analytics, and using the EHR to improve quality and safety. VCLIC and DBMI provide an unparalleled opportunity to do hands-on clinical informatics research in a real clinical setting, with outstanding access to data and the ability to test interventions in the real world. 

    Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of a minimum of three references. The cover letter should describe the applicant's relevant qualifications and experience, as well as brief statements of research and teaching interests.  

    All application materials should be entered on the Faculty Recruitment Portal via this exclusive link: 

    More info here: 

  • Application Developer

    Faculty Manager:
    Michael Matheny


    Develops and modifies software under occasional guidance. Designs, codes, performs benchmark testing, debugging and documentation of programs. Implements small projects or components or large projects. Ability to solve medium to complex problems. 

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Develops or modifies software
    • Ensures appropriate documentation for all development and modification
    • Ensures integrity and security of institutional data

    Experience Level:
    2 years or relevant work experience; preferring candidates having 2+ years of SQL experience

    Bachelor's degree

    Click here to apply!

    Statistical Analyst

    Faculty Manager:
    Colin Walsh


    Uses analytics to provide detailed analysis of browser capability of selected domains, under occasional guidance. Performs statistical treatment to identify trends and events. Assists in implementing development projects. 

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Performs development, maintenance and governance of data architecture
    • Implements business logic at the lowest possible level of organization
    • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned

    Experience Level:
    2 years or relevant work experience

    Bachelor's degree

    Click here to apply!

  • Vanderbilt Genomic Medicine Training Program – Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity

    The Vanderbilt Genomic Medicine (VGM) Training Program is now accepting postdoctoral fellowship applications. 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 PhD level and MD 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. 


    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 "Vanderbilt Genomic Medicine Training Program" in the subject line of the email. 

    Anyone interested in being considered must submit the following (in PDF format) to Cynthia Williams, Program Manager in the Center for Precision Medicine (CPM), at  

    • CV or NIH biosketch
    • Letter of recommendation
    • 1-Page personal research statement
    • Unofficial transcripts 

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

    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 ( and Henry Ong ( with your statement of purpose (1 or 2 paragraphs), full CV, and contact information for three references. 

    Postdoctoral Position – The Walsh Lab

    The Walsh Lab, directed by Colin Walsh, MD, MA, is pleased to announce an opening for a fully-funded postdoctoral position. We are now accepting applications available for one year or two years depending on candidate interests. 

    This fellowship is in high-impact areas including decision support design and implementation enabled by predictive modeling and human-centered design, public health informatics, and probabilistic phenotyping to inform precision medicine. Fellows will interact with diverse project teams from multiple sectors including academics, public health and the military. 

    We're looking for a postdoctoral fellow with experience and interest in: 

    • Applied predictive modeling on healthcare data, especially electronic health records
    • A strong machine learning and biostatistical background
    • Collaborative, friendly, able to thrive in a busy, well-funded lab with multiple high-impact projects in parallel 
    • Python/R experience
    • Relational Database experience (a plus)

    Opportunities are available immediately. Applications will be evaluated as they are received. If you would like to be considered for a postdoctoral position, please email a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three references to Katey Robinson ( and Colin Walsh ( 

    Postdoctoral Opportunities – Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center (VCLIC)

    The Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center (VCLIC) is accepting applications for postdocs interested in working on clinical informatics-related research projects. If you would like to be considered for a postdoc role, please email a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three references to Elise Russo ( and Adam Wright, PhD, Director of VCLIC ( 

    Postdoctoral Opportunities – Biomedical Informatics and Data Science

    The Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University is accepting applications from postdoctoral trainees interested in the field of biomedical informatics and data science. 

    Our department is the largest academic department of biomedical informatics in the country, with more than 75 faculty members and a portfolio of research and development projects in fields as diverse as translational bioinformatics, clinical informatics and decision support, and biomedical data science. Trainees have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of informatics, explore research interests, join a thriving community of faculty, students, and alumni, and prepare for their research-focused career. 

    Candidates with graduate preparation in biomedical informatics or a closely allied field may apply for a non-degree postdoctoral position focused on mentored research. Candidates interested in formal informatics training may apply for a degree-seeking postdoctoral fellowship to complete the MS in Biomedical Informatics in addition to doing mentored research.

    For more information, please visit or contact Rischelle Jenkins (

  • Please reach out to Kim Unertl, PhDDirector of Graduate Studies, and Rischelle Jenkins, Program Manager for DBMI's Masters/PhD Program, for more information on educational opportunities.