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Internal Number: 2206159
We seek a kind, enthusiastic, and experienced researcher at the Research Assistant Level II. We are a fun group with the research focus being the interactions between the microbes and the host at metabolic levels. Responsibilities of the sought position include data generation, method development and optimization, and general laboratory organization and ordering. Strong background in molecular genetics, animal work, and excellent computer skills are required. Experience in animal husbandry will be preferred.
Under moderate supervision, set up, conduct experiments, and continue research projects following protocols including the appropriate recording of data and reporting of standard or variant results. Assist in other laboratory and research functions.
The Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt has a long and rich history of excellence in teaching, clinical service, and research. Our collaborative efforts in personalized medicine in cancer, pharmacogenomics and the creation of Diagnostic Management Teams are at the "leading edge" of a revolution in the practice of pathology. The department lives and breathes our mantra that we are a "laboratory of the whole" for defining the future of pathology. We are committed to taking a leadership role in both basic and translational research in these areas of focus.
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Under moderate supervision, conduct and evaluate experiments and assays
Understand and follow experimental protocols (may include animal handling, tissue culture, etc.)
Record, compile, interpret, and communicate data/results
Follow University safety protocols (may include use of combustibles, radioactivity, toxic material, and/or carcinogens)
Perform calculations involving molarity, % solutions, and serial dilutions
Prepare, operate and troubleshoot equipment in experimental procedures
Read and follow all equipment manuals
Maintain and repair equipment according to manufacturer and University guidelines
Ensure Laboratory is prepared for experiments
Maintain inventories (including ordering supplies
Maintain sterile conditions as required
Demonstrate an understanding of acceptable procedures and techniques
Recognize problems and suggest solutions
Assist in modifications as directed
Provide appropriate written documentation of experiments
Prepare preliminary research progress reports
Summarize test results appropriately
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) (Required)
2 years experience (Required)
PREFERRED EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCES:
Bachelor's degree required and 3 years of relevant experience
Strong background in molecular genetics
Experience with animal work and husbandry
Excellent computer skills
Team player and ability to work independently, troubleshoot and develop methods on own
This is a full-time, hourly position; 8 hours per day is typically, Monday - Friday, with flexibility in hours.
Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide the required information and/or documentation.