March 6, 2020

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

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, genetic and basic science approaches. The ideal candidate will have a background in molecular biology, genetics or microbiology, have strong skills in complex data analysis, and a lot of excitement 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 extraction, PCR.
  • Skills in analysis of large complex datasets such as GWAS, or sequencing data.
  • 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 (, 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. 
Submitted by admin on Fri, 05/08/2020 - 14:51