August 19, 2021

Are You Excited about the Human Microbiome? Would your ideal Postdoc combine Bench research and Clinical studies?

We have an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher within the Ferguson Lab, in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Our lab uses functional and translational genomic approaches to understand genetic and environmental determinants of cardiometabolic disease risk.

This project will focus on understanding the causes and consequences of variation in gut microbial composition using clinical and basic science approaches. The ideal candidate will have a background in molecular biology, microbiology or genetics, have strong skills in cell culture and data analysis, and a lot of enthusiasm for studying the microbiome!


  • PhD in microbiology, genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, biomedicine, nutrigenomics, or related field.
  • Skills in basic molecular biology techniques including cell culture, DNA/RNA/protein isolation, PCR.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, and able to actively lead complex translational projects, while working as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

To Apply, please email Dr. Jane Ferguson (jane.f.ferguson@vumc.org), including

  • A cover letter describing your interest in the position, including research experience and career goals.
  • Your current Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for 3 references. 

About VUMC

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is a top ranked medical school and is equipped with world-class cutting-edge experimental and computational core facilities.

As a postdoc, you have access to additional training and resources through the BRET office: https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/postdoc/


About Nashville

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Submitted by fergusjf on Fri, 08/20/2021 - 09:34