Post Doctoral Training (Non-Degree)

Postdoctoral Training in Informatics

Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University


Postdoctoral fellowship positions are available for qualified individuals in the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at Vanderbilt University  The goal of these 1-3 year positions is to prepare postdoctoral trainees for academic, industry, and government careers in biomedical informatics. These nondegree postdoctoral research experiences will be mentored by DBMI’s stellar faculty and tailored to the interest of the postdoctoral trainee. Trainees will have the opportunity to take a limited number of didactic classes that are relevant to their area of interest. In addition, trainees will be encouraged to present their research at national meetings and publish in peer-reviewed journals. The department also supports postdoctoral trainees to apply for career development and research grants and provides ample opportunities for scientific and scholarly work.

Individuals interested in postdoctoral training are required to have a doctoral degree (PhD, DSc) in biomedical/healthcare informatics, bioinformatics, or other computational or sociotechnical disciplines that are the foundation of biomedical informatics research. In addition, strong quantitative and analytical skills and previous programming experience is commonly necessary for these positions.

There are currently two funding opportunities for nondegree-seeking postdoctoral fellows accepting applicants for Fall 2020: DBMI's National Library of Medicine Training Grant and the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Post Doctoral Fellowship in Medical Informatics & Quality Improvement, offered in collaboration with DBMI.  Stipends are commensurate with education and experience.  Postdocs receive health insurance, travel allowance, and other benefits. U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident status is required for these fellowships.

To apply, send your CV, personal statement, and transcripts from graduate degrees to Rischelle Jenkins, Program Manager, at  Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Ms. Jenkins by the recommenders.

Applications for Fall 2021 will be accepted until positions are filled.

For more information regarding the nondegree Postdoctoral Fellowships funded by the NLM, forward your CV and a letter of interest to Cindy Gadd, Vice-Chair for Educational Affairs:


For more information regarding the VA Post Doctoral Fellowship, forward your CV and a letter of interest to Steven Brown, Fellowship Program Director:; and Michael Matheny, Fellowship Program Co-Director: