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Company: VUMC
Location: Nashville, TN
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

Research Assistant I - Cardiovascular Medicine

JOB SUMMARY:
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant I.  The research in this lab focuses on heart regeneration and involves generation of new heart muscle cells using multiple molecular strategies. The primary tasks include conducting experiments and collecting data, maintaining mouse colonies and lab stocks.  The ideal candidate would have excellent communication skills and experience in molecular biology techniques and mouse genetics.  It requires at least two years of commitment.  Opportunities for authorship on publications are available depending on his/her contribution on the projects.  The candidate who is planning to enroll in a graduate school or medical school in the future is encouraged to apply.  The starting date may be flexible depending on the candidate's current position if it is no later than July 1st 2021.

Responsibilities:

  • Performing experimental procedures as per lab protocols
  • Performing mouse genotyping
  • Preparing buffers and reagents

Stongly Preferred:

  • Ability to use Microsoft office
  • Willingness to work with mice
  • Willingness to learn multiple research techniques routinely used in the lab

Department Summary:

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is comprised of more than 140 faculty members dedicated to understanding, preventing, and treating cardiovascular disease.

A fundamental component of our mission is research aimed at understanding the causes of cardiovascular disease and the translation of this knowledge to improve patient care. Our faculty are recognized nationally and internationally for their work in basic, clinical, and translational investigation.  Our research programs occupy more than 30,000 square feet of laboratory space on the Vanderbilt campus.  Since 2013, NIH funding to the Division has increased by 2.6-fold, and overall extramural funding has increased by 70%.

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 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: 6th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality



Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year experience

  • 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: Crawling:Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
    • 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.
    • Occasional: 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.

    Environmental Conditions
     
    • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
    • Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.
    • Occasional: Radiation: May be exposed to occupational radiation, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Radiation Safety Program which includes training, use of personal protective equipment with lead shielding, and personal dose monitoring.
    • Occasional: Climate: Ability to withstand exposure to atmospheric extremes including heat, cold, humidity, and barometric pressure changes.

 

 


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