The Research Assistant I is part of the Winder Lab in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Vanderbilt University and is responsible for assisting in general laboratory operations with a concentration on management of animal colonies involved in preclinical studies of addiction. This position is responsible for maintaining the animal colony and assisting with ongoing research projects. Reporting directly to the Lab manager. The research assistant I will work with postdocs and graduate students in the lab on a daily basis.
The Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics (MPB) is a basic science department in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The Winder Lab studies animal-based models of addiction.
Working with lab members to keep proper experimental numbers of animals
Prepare general solutions and buffers
Under supervision run experiments, assays and record results
BS or BA in a biological field with some college laboratory credit is strongly preferred
Experience with preclinical research in the addiction field
Ability to communicate information to all lab members about their animals
Familiarity with mLIMS colony management system
Knowledge of PCR
Ability to follow directions and perform repetitive tasks
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