The research position is part of the Lab in the Department of Pharmacology and the Program in Cancer Biology at Vanderbilt University and is responsible for contributing to multiple research projects with minimal supervision. The incumbent sets up and conducts experiments, analyzes and records data, as well as manages lab supplies, animals orders and assists in other laboratory and research functions.
The Department of Pharmacology is a vibrant and interdisciplinary environment for cutting-edge research. The research group studies cell signal transduction and is developing biologics (e.g., antibodies) recognizing key signaling proteins of biomedical importance. Research personnel in the laboratory are very interactive and highly collaborative, working with both internal and external investigators to increase our understanding diseases characterized by deregulated cell signaling.
Duties and responsibilities
Under moderate supervision, plans, conducts and evaluates experiments and assays of varying complexity.
Reads the literature and adapts to development of new protocols
Prepare, operate and troubleshoot equipment in experimental procedures
Records, analyzes, interprets, and communicates data/results.
Conducts mouse colony maintenance, including breeding and genotyping.
Dispenses controlled substances and maintains accurate controlled substance inventory and recording keeping of dispense logs.
Recommends improvements to established techniques and/or protocols.
Provides appropriate written/oral documentation of experiments.
Follows University safety protocols (may include use of combustibles, biohazardous materials, and/or radioactivity)
Orders lab supplies and animals.
Profile of an Ideal Candidate
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education is necessary.
At least two years of directly related experience is necessary.
Experience working in a team based organization is preferred
Ability to clearly communicate results, ideas and concerns is preferred.
About Vanderbilt Benefits
Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses, and dependent children.
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university's students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of "America's Best Large Employers" and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2019 (Forbes).
Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.
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About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.