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Head and Neck Research Faculty

Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Otolaryngology
Nashville, Tennessee
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date
Sep 25, 2022

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Faculty Member
Head and Neck
Full Time

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The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery seeks a collaborative, independent scientist to assist with interrogating specimens from interventional clinical trials in head and neck cancer. 

The position will need expertise in multiplex protein and bulk/single cell RNA data collection and analysis. An understanding of cancer biology and therapeutic interventions is important to serve in this translational role. This position could be or lead to a tenure-track position within the clinical department and as such they will be expected to work collaboratively with the faculty within the division of head and neck surgery to develop novel insights into the biology of cancer and potential targets for therapy.  The position will provide oversight of an independent laboratory and expected to obtain funding to cover 90% of salary.  Background experience in optical imaging/fluorescence, clinical trials, image processing, and analysis of large/complex datasets preferred.  Please specifically address areas of expertise in the one page letter of intent. 

Please send a one-page letter of intent and biosketch to Eben Rosenthal at

The Nashville region is one of the nation’s fastest-growing areas. It is home to NHL, NFL, MLS and minor league baseball franchises and a world-famous music scene. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a nationally renowned tertiary-care health care system with a health-affiliated network that spans the southeast. VUMC offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.


Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer. The US News & World Report 2022-23 ranking places Vanderbilt at #19 on the Best Hospitals Honor Roll, and our Department at #10 for Ear, Nose & Throat, nationwide. Our providers are nationally recognized leaders in their field, and our teaching methodology seeks to avoid traditional lectures, putting emphasis, instead, on the flipped classroom. We are proud of our large cohort of residents (25) and our six fellowship training programs (9 fellows).

As pioneers in the otolaryngology field, our discoveries are making a significant impact on science, as well as changing surgical and treatment options available to patients. Vanderbilt Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery typically ranks between third and fifth in the nation for NIH grant funding. Our programs focus on academics, science, and patient care that translates into top-tier research and clinical trial options for our patients. Vanderbilt University serves as a national coordinating center of the Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) program. Vanderbilt is also proud to offer our faculty and researchers access to the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR), that provides resources, education, and training to researchers at Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Meharry Medical College.

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