The Research Assistant I (Term) is involved in analyzing the pharmacological activity of compounds developed within the Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery (WCNDD). The principal function of this position is to provide support for ongoing in vivo research efforts related to neurological and psychiatric diseases. Successful candidates will collaborate with individuals involved in the WCNDD including molecular pharmacology, chemistry, in vitro and in vivo drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, and in vivo pharmacology.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under supervision, assists with in vivo evaluation of pharmacokinetic and behavioral effects of WCNDD-developed compounds
Performs animal husbandry, breeding, genotyping, and colony maintenance Performs laboratory techniques procedures required for experimental studies
Maintains, troubleshoots, and optimizes efforts to improve laboratory equipment use
Analyzes experimental results using computer-aided data analysis software and accurate documentation of results
Communicates results in a timely fashion to an integrated team of multidisciplinary scientists
Assists with general laboratory operation and inventory
A Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or a related field of study from an accredited institution of higher education is necessary
At least one year of laboratory experience is strongly preferred
Previous scientific work with rodents is strongly preferred
Basic computer programming skills, particularly Microsoft Office programs
Excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills are necessary
Attention to detail
Ability to work in a team-setting
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Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.
Internal Number: 10000062
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