We are seeking a highly-motivated individual towork in a research laboratory that studies the development and regeneration ofthe mammalian retina. Most of the work is done with mice and molecular,cellular, and genetic techniques are used. In this position, you will work withothers to perform experiments and assist in general laboratory operationsincluding mouse husbandry and colony management. Important attributes are astrong desire to learn, organizational skills, and someone who works well withothers. Preference will be given to those with prior experience in a researchlaboratory and with handling rodents.
Provide, under direct supervision, support forspecified research projects; collect, assess, and communicate data/results.Assist in general laboratory operation and inventory.
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 sterile conditions as required
Must have a workingknowledge of PCR and other basic molecular biological techniques; microscopyand imaging experience preferred but not required.
At the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, we strive to make lifebetter for adults and children with eye conditions including glaucoma, visionloss and diseases of the retina. We treat patients from across Tennessee andthe Southeast. Our doctors, researchers and support staff use the latesttechnologies and methods, and we conduct vital vision research that translatesto better treatments.
The Vanderbilt Eye Institute is aleader in quality eye care. We offer the latest technologies and methodswhile conducting innovative research to improve patients' lives and preventvision loss.
We work hard each day because your eyes areimportant to us.
Locatedin Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching,discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals whocome to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a placewhere your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilitieschallenged. It is a place where your diversity â of culture, thinking, learningand leading â is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know theyare part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride intheir work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbiltâs mission is to advancehealth and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, andresearch.
Becausewe are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research,we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
Â·US News & World Report: #1 Hospital inTennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (BillWilkerson Center), 9 adult and 9 pediatric clinicalspecialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Â·Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100hospitals in the US
Â·Becker's Hospital Review: one of the"100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
Â·The Leapfrog Group: grade"A" in Hospital Safety Score
Â·National Institutes of Health: among the top 10grant awardees for medical research in the US
Â·American Association for the Advancement ofScience: 12 facultymembers elected fellows in 2014
Â·Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nursesare the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
Â·Nashville Business Journal: MiddleTennessee's healthiest employer
Â·American Hospital Association: among the 100"Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Our reputation for excellence in these areas has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South. Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the Southeast choose Vanderbilt University Medical Center for their health care because of our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.The mission of Vanderbilt University Medical Center is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.