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Postdoctoral Fellows

The Holowatyj Lab/Team has immediate openings for two funded postdoctoral fellows at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center & Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center!

Molecular/Translational Epidemiology: 

Our team is seeking a motivated individual with a doctoral degree and experience in molecular/translational epidemiology to join our diverse and interdisciplinary team on an NIH T32-funded postdoctoral fellowship! Ongoing research projects focus on cancers diagnosed among adults younger than age 50 years (early-onset cancers), with particular interest in: cancer risk factors, health disparities and colorectal cancer survivorship. This position will involve participation in international consortia, project management and grant applications; rich training resources and methods, as well as experienced mentors

Cancer Biology:

The Holowatyj Lab seeks a postdoctoral research fellow to lead a project defining molecular underpinnings of early-onset cancer disparities in patient-derived organoid model systems. This is a multi-year, fully-funded position that will use patient samples, organoid models, and cultured primary cells to define tissue equivalent organoids and leverage these models to dissect distinct molecular pathways in early-onset cancer development. Ideal applicants will have a strong background in molecular biology, genomics, and/or cancer biology with proficiency in mammalian cell culture, organoid culture, and a strong interest in projects that interface with clinical study participants.

Contact Dr. Holowatyj with informal inquiries or a single pdf containing your statement of interest, current CV, two publications, and contact information for two references—including a current supervisor.


PhD & Master's Students

The Holowatyj Lab is open to Master's & PhD students for research rotations/projects! 

Interested individuals should contact Dr. Holowatyj for further discussion of ongoing projects and active research opportunities.


Student Interns/Researchers

The Holowatyj Lab has openings for medical students, undergraduates, postbacc & high school students at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center & Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center! 

Our team is always seeking diverse and motivated students for unique, immersive clinical, population and basic science experiences at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Ongoing research projects are centered upon the study of cancers diagnosed among adults younger than age 50 years (early-onset cancers), with particular focus on: cancer biology/etiology, health disparities and cancer survivorship. 

Interested students should complete the Research Interest form, found here: