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Staff Scientist, Pediatric Infectious Disease

Company: Michigan Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics.
Location: Nashville
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Description Job Summary: This position is with the Halasa/Chappell Lab, jointly led by Drs. Natasha Halasa and James Chappell, within the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The laboratory research concentrates on the etiology, epidemiology, prevention, and pathobiology of infectious diseases. The successful candidate will have prior graduate and/or post-graduate training in microbiology, infectious diseases, immunology, or related discipline. Relevant knowledge, skills, and experience include molecular and serologic assay development, validation, and implementation; diagnostic laboratory quality management; evaluation of humoral and cellular immune responses to infection and vaccination; virologic techniques; clinical and epidemiologic research; next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics; and laboratory statistical methods. Holder of this position will:

  • Independently design, validate, and launch molecular and serologic assays for specific pathogen detection.
  • Carry primary responsibility for introduction of new technologies into the laboratory commensurate with changes in the field of infectious diseases testing and specific needs of the research program.
  • Ensure a rigorous laboratory quality management system and identify opportunities for continuous quality improvement.
  • Review, analyze, and approve test results.
  • Identify and rectify test-system abnormalities, problems with test process, and unusual or suspicious results.
  • Assist in the prioritization of laboratory activities based on short- and long-range needs and goals of the research program.
  • Assist in the supervision and training of laboratory staff and work synergistically with senior lab leadership.
  • Develop manuscripts and assist principal investigators with grant preparation.
  • Present research findings at scientific and clinical conferences.
  • Mentor fellows and students in development of research projects. **Job Requirements** Doctorate/PhD Diploma and 2 years relevant experience View how Vanderbilt Health employees celebrate the difference they make every day: Position Shift:
    • Full Time/Exempt Position Click here to view how Vanderbilt Health employees celebrate the difference they make every day: Or 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 Accomplishments Because 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: 6 th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.

Keywords: Michigan Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics., Nashville , Staff Scientist, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Other , Nashville, Tennessee

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