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Research Assistant I (6-12 months term)

Company: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location: Nashville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Research Assistant I (6-12 months term)

  • 2112633Job ResearchPrimary Location TN-Nashville-Medical Center North (MCN)Organization Infectious Disease Research 10 104419Shift First ShiftResearch Assistant I - Infectious Disease (6 months up to 1 year)Job Summary:This is a full-time, hourly term position lasting six months to one year. Provide, under direct supervision, support for specified research projects; collect, assess, and communicate data/results. Assist in general laboratory operation and inventory.Key Responsibilities:
    • Under supervision, run experiments, assays, and record results
    • Read and follow experimental protocols (May include animal handling, tissue culture, etc.)
    • Compile and communicate results to supervisor
    • Follow University safety protocols (may include use of combustibles, radioactivity, toxic material, and/or carcinogenics)
    • Perform calculations involving molarity, % solutions, and serial dilutions
    • Prepare and operate equipment in experimental procedures
    • May include blood gas analyzer, centrifuge, pH meter, spectrophotometer, autoclave, scintillation counter, electrophoresis unit, analytical balance, etc.
    • Maintain and repair equipment according to manufacturer and university guidelines.
    • Ensure Laboratory is prepared for experiments
    • Maintain inventories,
    • Maintain sterile conditions as required
    • Prepare reagents
    • Clean equipment.Department Summary:The Vanderbilt Department of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases is dedicated to enhancing prevention and treatment of infectious diseases through discovery and application of new knowledge that is seamlessly integrated with mentoring trainees to become the next generation of national leaders in the field. This mission is enhanced by our strong emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, social and intellectual diversity, commitment to life-long self-learning, and professionalism dedicated to teamwork and collegiality. The ID Division's mission emphasizes a global perspective, as well as maintaining excellence and compassion in every clinical encounter. Clinical and research program strengths include HIV medicine, mycobacterial infections, and infectious diseases in transplantation recipients. Epidemiology and patient oriented research initiatives are flourishing in drug and vaccine development (for HIV, tuberculosis, and other pathogens), hospital epidemiology, and emerging/re-emerging infections. The Division also is deeply committed to excellence in teaching of medical students, residents, our colleagues in practice and ID fellows.View how Vanderbilt Health employees celebrate the difference they make every day:Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity - of culture, thinking, learning and leading - is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.VUMC Recent AccomplishmentsBecause we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
      • US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
        • Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
          • Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
            • The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
              • American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
                • Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
                  • National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
                    • Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.A Term position is a staff position that exists for a period longer than six months but is not expected to last beyond one year. Although a position may exist for a specified or indefinite period, staff who accept term positions are not guaranteed employment for the entire period; they are employed for indefinite periods within the limit of the appointment. There are no guarantees of continued employment, either within the term or when the term ends.Bachelors degree and
                      • Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:Movement
                        • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
                        • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
                        • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
                        • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
                        • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
                        • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
                        • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
                        • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.Sensory
                          • Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
                          • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.
                          • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.INDTB

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