Vanderbilt University (VU)

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions – Molecular Physiology & Biophysics

Vanderbilt School of Medicine

Nashville, TN, United States

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions – Molecular Physiology & Biophysics


The Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics (MPB) at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment. MPB has a long and distinguished scientific history and currently has 23 primary faculty members with active research programs studying biophysics, gene regulation, genetics, membrane transport, metabolic/endocrine disorders, neuroscience, signal transduction, single-cell biology, and structural biology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and an outstanding record of scholarly achievement that demonstrates the potential to establish a highly productive and innovative research program. A generous start-up package will be provided to facilitate cutting-edge investigations into fundamentally significant biomedical research questions. Appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level, although applicants may also be considered for more senior appointment.


Vanderbilt University provides a rich research environment that strongly supports further career development and fosters opportunities for close multidisciplinary collaborations with faculty across the School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the School of Engineering, the College of Arts & Science. This culture is enhanced by the diverse activities of several trans-institutional centers and institutes (; The appointee will have access to state-of-the-art core facilities (;, and will be eligible for supplementary internal funding mechanisms that foster team-science approaches. Trainees in the appointee’s lab also may be eligible for stipend support from over 25 NIH-supported T32 training programs (


Please submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests (maximum five pages) and three relevant publications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted. All materials should be submitted via Interfolio ( Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019, with applications being accepted until the position is filled. For informal enquiries, please email:


Vanderbilt University is located in Nashville, a rapidly growing cosmopolitan city rich in cultural activities with easy access to diverse outdoor recreational opportunities.


Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. The university has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas, and particularly encourages applications from minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.

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