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Research Assistant II with experience in animal care and acquired laboratory skills needed to study cellular and molecular mechanisms of inflammation.
Successful candidate will be responsible for working with mice. This includes: breeding and maintaining mice colonies, treatment via IP injections or surgically inserted osmotic pumps, frequent blood collections and blood processing, harvesting organs for RNA extraction, protein analysis or isolation of organ-specific cells.
Successful candidate will be , also , responsible for performing immunologic assays including: determination of cytokine/chemokine levels by cytometric bead arrays (CBA) or ELISA, Co-Immunoprecipitation (CoIP), determination of cytosolic and nuclear protein levels by Western Blot (WB), or histoimmunofluorescence assay.
Understand and follow experimental protocols (including tissue culture and animal handling), record, compile, and report data, analyze and interpret results.
Under moderate supervision plan and prepare experimental protocols, perform and evaluate experiments.
Under minimal supervision work with mouse models to evaluate new therapeutics.
Under minimal supervision perform experimental work using cell culture techniques.
Perform calculations involving molarity, % concentration (v/v, m/v) and serial dilutions.
Perform various immunologic assays including CBA, ELISA, WB, CoIP, histoimmunofluorescence.
Maintain complete and well-organized documentation and databases of samples collected and tested from multiple studies.
Maintain inventories, maintain sterile conditions as required, prepare reagents, and clean equipment.
Assist in laboratory operation and inventory maintenance.
Provide appropriate written documentation of experiments and maintain up to date lab notebook.
Prepare preliminary research progress reports.
Conduct laboratory maintenance duties as needed.
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 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.
Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties.
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As the largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.
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