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Intestinal Epithelial Repair

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee

Position Description:

We seek a postdoctoral fellow to join the lab of Christopher S. Williams, MD, PhD. The candidate will be involved in conducting research to decode intestinal epithelial repair programs in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Colitis Associated Carcinoma. Our research program focuses on understanding how the epithelium responds to injury and how normal injury response processes are subverted in the development of malignancy. The research activities span the basic to translational spectrum. We have three major research programs within the lab:

  • Epigenetic control of intestinal epithelial wound healing programs and relationship to colorectal oncogenesis.
  • Junctional signaling in mucosal wound healing responses and inflammatory carcinogenesis.
  • Oxidative injury defenses in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and colitis associated carcinoma (CAC).

Additional information can be found at the Williams Laboratory website:


  • Required Qualifications: Candidates must have a doctoral degree in clinical or basic science. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as an employee at VUMC. Candidates with strong backgrounds in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, etc. are welcome to apply.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience in biochemical and molecular biology skills and assays. Additional experience in animal and organoid models of GI disease or related expertise are preferred.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter/research statement, CV including publications, and contact information for at least three references to

Interviews will be performed via Zoom beginning immediately. Position start date is negotiable.