The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

Postdoctoral Fellow/Preventive Medicine

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

Memphis, TN, United States



The Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN is seeking a postdoctoral fellow.  This position provides strong mentorship and an excellent opportunity to further research skills for a career in academia, government, or industry.


We are seeking a fellow with an interest in clinical and translational research in prevention related topics.


The fellow will primarily work with Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH.  The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with other faculty inside and outside the Department of Preventive Medicine. The position will be for one year, renewable for a second year depending on productivity.




Requirements for the position include a MD with additional training in epidemiology, public health, or psychology or a PhD in epidemiology, public health, or psychology or related field.  Candidates are expected to have an understanding of research study design, and a willingness to broaden their skill set in clinical research.


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is a major medical and research center located in Memphis, Tennessee. The Department of Preventive Medicine is a large, interdisciplinary department that conducts large single site and multi-site clinical trials as well as observational studies. The faculty represent a wide range of disciplines including preventive medicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, informatics, psychology, and health promotion.


Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing training, research interests and experience on the [UTHSC postdoctoral application site]. In addition, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH (


Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and is competitive for postdoctoral research fellows. The position includes an excellent benefits package ( Located in Memphis, a dynamic Mid-South city rich in culture, history, diversity, music and cuisine, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive academic health centers in the United States with a solid commitment to postdoctoral training. UTHSC is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.