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Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Internal Number: 2116042
Research Assistant III
JOB SUMMARY: Perform under minimal supervision a wide variety of complex tasks requiring practical understanding of scientific techniques and advanced knowledge of scientific theory. The responsibilities of this position include: managing the lab research operations and planning and executing multiple diverse projects. The RA3 will be involved in experiment design for research projects related to better understanding psoriatic disease pathogenesis, including skin and musculoskeletal manifestations of the disease and related comorbidities, including cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease and depression. The RA3 will be critically involved in generating and analyzing data used in manuscripts and grant proposals. This position requires significant years of experience and expertise in anatomical histology, pathology and microscopy, implementation of cellular and molecular biology experimentation, extensive knowledge of different animal models of inflammatory disease, and broad experience working with transgenic and knockout preclinical animal models. The suitable candidate will design and implement projects independently and will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the IACUC and DOES. For collaborative research projects, the successful candidate will serve as the point person for sharing data, animal models, methodological approaches to nurture and sustain established and successful collaborations studying chronic inflammatory disease models and the translation of tour findings to patients. The position requires good reporting ability, strong inter-personal skills, strong leadership potential and excellent communication skills. The candidate will be expected to multi-task strongly such that wet-lab work in relation to 2-3 projects, and training others, can be managed concurrently. The RA3 needs to be flexible, nimble and responsive to changes in scientific ideas. The RA3 will be responsible for developing new methodologies. Other duties include: interfacing with other faculty, trainees and staff members in Nutrition, troubleshooting instruments and training users, managing all lab ordering and receiving of supplies, mice and equipment, working closely with the PI to stay within set and projected budgets, and working closely with students, fellows, lab staff and other scientists in the lab. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
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