Overview

Our lab uses multidisciplinary approaches to investigate the role of modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors on disease etiology. Multidisciplinary approaches include use of genetics, epidemiology, biostatistics, biomedical informatics and causal inference methods to understand mechanisms involved in disease causation.

A key mission of the our lab is to advance women’s health research by applying these multidisciplinary approaches. Current research projects focus on developing a better understanding of causes and consequences relating to pregnancy complications including gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension and preeclampsia. The laboratory also contributes to complementary research projects involving metabolic, vascular, renal and musculoskeletal conditions in men and women.

We are seeking   a staff scientist with a PhD in Epidemiology, Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology, or related field. The candidate  must have excellent organization skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines in a timely manner. Applicants with demonstrated ability and/or desire to work across multiple areas of health and disease are preferred, as are applicants capable of and enthusiastic about synthesizing evidence and viewpoints from epidemiology with an eye towards causal inference, genetics, biology, and clinical medicine.

The staff scientist will be responsible for tracking, supervising and leading projects related to, but not limited to, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, cardiovascular and renal conditions, and musculoskeletal disorders. This position provides the opportunity to work with projects involving big-data: electronic health records (EHR) and linked genetic data from multiple sources including BioVU, UKBiobank, Million Veteran Program, and involves collaborating with multiple large genetic consortia.

About Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research is a critical component for the Institute for Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) and engages with more than 160 scientists and other professionals across VUMC to conduct research and discover, implement, and disseminate workable solutions for modern-day problems in health care delivery, health care quality, and patient-center outcomes.  For additional information, please visit https://www.vumc.org/hsr/center-health-services-research.

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