Open Positions

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) periodically seeks candidates for faculty, staff, post-doctoral, student, and internship positions. Please see the individual sections below for current opportunities.

You can also review Vanderbilt's HR site for external applicants for current open positions here.

VUMC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Please contact Jennifer Martellotti, DBMI Program Manager, at, and copy Elizabeth Brown, Chief Business Officer, at for more information regarding available positions in VUMC DBMI or its Centers. 

  • There are no open faculty positions at this time.


    The Center for Improving the Public's Health Through Informatics (CIPHI)

    Associate Application Developer - Michael Matheny

    January 2023

    Develops and modifies software with some guidance. Designs, codes, performs benchmark testing, debugging and documentation of programs.


    • Develops or modifies software.
    • Ensures appropriate documentation for all development and modification.
    • Ensures integrity and security of institutional data.
    • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.


    • Organizational Impact: Delivers job responsibilities that impact own job area/team with some guidance.
    • Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Uses existing procedures, research and analysis to solve standard job related problems that may require some judgement.
    • Breadth of Knowledge: Requires subject matter knowledge within a professional area to meet job requirements.
    • Team Interaction: Individually contributes to project/ work teams.

    ** Minimum Qualifications Required **

    Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year relevant industry


    Research Coordinator - Michael Matheny

    January 2023

    Independently direct and manage research activities; responsible for management and coordination of numerous research studies and personnel at multiple study centers and organizations; educate staff on project research protocols; act as central resource person. Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 5 years experience required. 


    The Center for Precision Medicine (CPM)

    Python Statistical Analyst - Wei Lab

    Wei-Qi Wei, MD, PhD, FAMIA, Assistant Professor in DBMI, is looking for a Statistical Analyst for the Center for Precision Medicine ( in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. Under direct supervision, this person will support genotype and phenotype studies by collaborating with our research team and other personnel across Vanderbilt University Medical Center; extracting data from electronic health records, genetic repositories and other databases; performing longitudinal, high-dimensional data analysis; and creating reproducible biomedical research pipelines in support of multiple research projects. Experience in scripting languages (e.g., Python, R) and in working with Linux- and cloud-based environments are highly recommended. The person in this role will need to be adaptable and be able to pick up whatever new skills and expertise are needed to complete large/multiple development projects at hand.


    Application Developer - Robert Carroll

    Robert Carroll, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, is looking for an application developer to join his team. Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) and 2 years experience required. 

    As a part of a National Institutes of Health funded group, this individual will join a team dedicated to providing quality tools and data to support cutting edge biomedical research. The systems we are developing will improve the FAIRness of research data- Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reproducibility. The cloud migration of these resources presents an incredible opportunity to power research to improve our understanding of human health.

    The day to day activities of the individual who fills this position will be focused on developing tools in a cloud-based environment as a part of a multi-disciplinary team. These tools will leverage RESTful APIs to drive user interfaces that display mainly health-related data in meaningful ways to researchers and allow users to share knowledge back with the system and other users.

    This role will be working with the HL7 FHIR specification for health data in a local and cloud context. No experience with FHIR or health data is required, but an interest in working with standards and health data is important.


    IT Business Analyst - Robert Carroll

    Robert Carroll is looking for an IT business analyst to join his team. Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) and 2 years experience required. 

    We are seeking an Analyst with proficiency in R or Python for data analysis and an interest in data standards. We are leaders in several projects funded by the National Institutes of Health to improve the FAIRness of research data- Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reproducibility. Our role in these projects is related to representation, collection, and distribution of clinical and phenotypic data used to drive innovative research. Implementing emerging standards and promoting use through developing tools has the potential to open up clinical and genomic research to new audiences.

    The day to day activities of the individual who fills this position will primarily be focused on data and process in the context of a multidisciplinary team. This individual’s responsibilities will include data receipt, transformation, quality control (QC), and pilot analysis. Specifically, this individual will work closely with the project managers on tracking the state of data submissions, the development team to provide feedback on tools, and data stakeholders on QC. One example would be shepherding a newly uploaded dataset through a transformation and QC process.

    This role will be working with the HL7 FHIR specification for health data in a local and cloud context. No experience with FHIR is required, but an interest in working with standards is important.


  • Postdoctoral Opportunities – Biomedical Informatics and Data Science

    January 2023

    The Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University is accepting applications from postdoctoral trainees interested in the field of biomedical informatics and data science. 

    Our department is the largest academic department of biomedical informatics in the country, with more than 75 faculty members and a portfolio of research and development projects in fields as diverse as translational bioinformatics, clinical informatics and decision support, and biomedical data science. Trainees have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of informatics, explore research interests, join a thriving community of faculty, students, and alumni, and prepare for their research-focused career. 

    Candidates with graduate preparation in biomedical informatics or a closely allied field may apply for a non-degree postdoctoral position focused on mentored research. Candidates interested in formal informatics training may apply for a degree-seeking postdoctoral fellowship to complete the MS in Biomedical Informatics in addition to doing mentored research.

    For more information, please visit or contact Rischelle Jenkins (

    Postdoctoral Fellowship in High-Throughput EHR Phenotyping – The Wei Lab

    January 2023

    The Wei Lab in the Center for Precision Medicine was founded to enable better research through better electronic health record (EHR) based phenotyping. Wei-Qi Wei, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Informatics, is looking to recruit talented postdoctoral researchers with a passion for science to support numerous National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants in the area of EHR phenotyping, natural language processing (NLP), machine learning, PheWAS, and Pharmacogenomics research.

    Under Vanderbilt's Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET) Office, the program will provide RCR training, high-standard Individual Development Plans (IDP), and the Career Development Programs. 

    Applicants must have been awarded a doctorate in biomedical informatics, medicine or a related field. Programming skills are required. A background in mathematics, computer science, biostatistics, biomedical informatics, medicine, and/or genetics is preferred but not required. 

    Positions are available immediately. Applications will be evaluated as they are received. To apply, please send an email to Drs. Wei-Qi Wei ( and Henry Ong ( with your statement of purpose (1 or 2 paragraphs), full CV, and contact information for three references. 

    Postdoctoral Opportunities – Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center (VCLIC)

    The Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center (VCLIC) is accepting applications for postdocs interested in working on clinical informatics-related research projects. If you would like to be considered for a postdoc role, please email a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three references to Elise Russo ( and Adam Wright, PhD, Director of VCLIC ( 

  • Please reach out to Kim Unertl, PhDDirector of Graduate Studies, and Rischelle Jenkins, Program Manager for DBMI's Masters/PhD Program, for more information on educational opportunities.