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Postdoctoral Fellow

Interested in joining us? We are always open to applications from post-doctoral fellows with strong backgrounds in epidemiology or data science.

Applicants with backgrounds in genomics, systems biology, computational biology, statistics or causal inference are also welcome to apply. MD, PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree is required.

The Center for Asthma Research (CAR) seeks applications for a postdoctoral position at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine for a postdoctoral fellow with a focused interest in clinical epidemiology, translational science or systems biology with a relevant degree and experience to work in the areas of developmental origins of childhood asthma and allergic diseases.

Department: Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine

Full Description: The post-doctoral fellow will join a highly multidisciplinary research team led by Tina Hartert, MD, MPH. Dr. Hartert is  Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, the Director of the Center for Asthma Research (CAR), and serves as the Assistant Vice President for Translational Science at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. CAR consists of nearly 40 members across a wide range of disciplines and has established collaborations with investigative teams throughout the United States and worldwide. Dr. Hartert is the principal investigator of one of the largest number of cohorts assembled to study asthma and allergic disease development, the resources of which are available for postdoctoral fellow research projects. Postdoctoral fellowships are for three years, and most postdoctoral fellows are supported by our NIH T32.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, or equivalent) in a relevant area (epidemiology, quantitative or systems biology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, health services research, pediatrics, etc.). Strong communication, analytical skills and experience manipulating and analyzing large complex databases are desired, and experience with high-dimensional data (genetic, metabolomics, microbiome, or other ‘omics’) would be an asset. Having a proactive and flexible demeanor with an ability to effectively work in a team environment is important.

Application Details: Interested applicants should submit their CV and a brief statement of research interests and accomplishments by email to Tina Hartert, MD, MPH Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at

Vanderbilt University is one of America’s premier private universities and ranked Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” and Nashville, Tennessee is among Business Week’s top 15 “America’s Best Cities.” Vanderbilt University support and infrastructure for postdoctoral fellows is unparalleled, and our postdoctoral fellows go on to have highly successful careers. Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized annually as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” compiled by the U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Hartert has a long history of successful mentoring and has received numerous awards for her mentoring of postdoctoral fellows.

Contact: Tina Hartert,, 615-936-1010

Current Opening: Clinical/Translational Research Coordinator I - Allergy, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Link to full posting:

Job Title: Clinical/Translational Research Coordinator I - Allergy, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Reference number = R-18558

Primary Location: TN, Nashville - Medical Center North (MCN)

Organization: Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care 104383

Job Summary:

The Center for Asthma Research (CAR) is a group of physicians, scientists, and scholars committed to understanding and preventing the most common respiratory diseases affecting children and adults, asthma and allergies. CAR seeks an individual to fill a full-time Clinical Translational Research Coordinator (CTRC) I position. Candidates should have outstanding organizational skills, the ability to work in a team environment, effectively multi-task, learn new things, strong analytic skills, and be adept in using Microsoft Office and Adobe programs.