Apply for Vanderbilt University's Destination Biochemistry Postdoctoral Awards - First Deadline June 1!

May 26, 2022

The Department of Biochemistry at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Basic Sciences recently announced two new annual awards for incoming postdoctoral scholars called the Destination Biochemistry Postdoctoral Scholar Awards.


Vanderbilt’s Department of Biochemistry is the top NIH-funded biochemistry department in the United States. It contains a diverse group of scientists, trainees, and staff dedicated to understanding biological mechanisms through fundamental research in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, structural biology, mass spectrometry, and chemical biology to biomedical topics that include DNA and RNA metabolism, enzymology, molecular cancer biology, molecular virology, cell signaling, protein misfolding diseases, and toxicology. You can learn more about the department and why it is a destination internationally on the Basic Sciences website.


The early-stage scholar awards will provide a competitive stipend with benefits, plus a supplement of $10,000/year and a signing bonus of $5,000. The next deadlines for early-stage applications are June 1 and October 1. Applicants from backgrounds underrepresented in science are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about the Destination Biochemistry Postdoctoral Scholar Awards, including how to apply, please visit the award website.


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