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.
Internal Number: 2000829
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