Postdoctoral Fellowship with Vanderbilt-Zambian Network for Innovation in Global Health Technologies (VZNIGHT)


Join a team of U.S. and Zambian trainees, and faculty mentors in a 18-month fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee and Zambia. This postdoctoral fellowship is a two part program that includes 12 months of diagnostic development at Vanderbilt University, followed by 6 months of mentored field testing and product development with partner organizations in Zambia.

VZNIGHT Trainees will develop and implement an innovative diagnostic, selected with mentor guidance, for malaria detection in a multidisciplinary environment that includes the basic sciences, the engineering sciences, and global public health and clinical sciences. Working in teams of three, fellows will receive specialized training to develop diagnostic technologies for use in low-resource environments.

Program partners are Vanderbilt University, the Malaria Institute at Macha, University of Zambia, Tropical Diseases Research Centre, Copperbelt University, and the Zambian Ministry of Health.


  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in engineering
  • Ph.D. in basic, physical, or health sciences
  • Medical doctoral degree (advanced training preferred)
  • Must be a citizen of Zambia or the United States

Visit the VZNIGHT website for more information.