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Research Assistant III
NASHVILLE TN 37230
Category: Other
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Job code: lhw-e0-90672717

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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Research Assistant III
**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.





Click Here To View The VUMC Promise of Discovery


**JOB SUMMARY:**

Perform under minimal supervision a wide variety of complex tasks requiring practical understanding of scientific techniques and advanced knowledge of scientific theory.


**KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:**


+ Under minimal supervision, plan, conduct and evaluate experiments and assays of varying complexity.

+ Plan and coordinate experiments in conjunction with Principal Investigator (PI).

+ Understand and follow experimental protocols (may include animal handling, tissue culture, etc.)

+ Record, compile, interpret, and communicate data/results.

+ Follow University safety protocols (may include use of combustibles, radioactivity, toxic material, and/or carcinogens)

+ Perform calculations involving molarity, % solutions, and serial dilutions.

+ Prepare, operate and troubleshoot equipment in experimental procedures.

+ Recommend equipment and supplies needed for research projects.

+ Read and follow all equipment manuals.

+ Maintain and repair equipment according to manufacturer and university guidelines.

+ Ensure laboratory is prepared for experiments.

+ Maintain inventories.

+ Maintain sterile conditions as required.

+ Prepare reagents.

+ Assist PI in modifying procedures and techniques.

+ Recognize problems and suggest solutions, assist in modifications.

+ Recommend improvements to established techniques and/or protocols.

+ Maintain personal knowledge of scientific trends through literature reviews, attendance at meetings, conferences and seminars.

+ Provide appropriate written/oral documentation of experiments

+ Prepare research progress reports.

+ Analyze and summarize test results.

+ Preparation and oral presentation of data as required

+ Assist in the effective operation of the laboratory.

+ Train other employees.

+ Supervise projects and/or personnel.



**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 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( **Bill Wilkerson Center** at ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training

+ **Truven Health Analytics:** among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

+ **Becker's Hospital Review:** one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"

+ **The Leapfrog Group:** grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score

+ **National Institutes of Health:** among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US

+ **Magnet Recognition Program:** Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee

+ **Nashville Business Journal:** Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

+ **American Hospital Association:** among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US


Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 4 years 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: 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: 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.


**Job** _Research_


**Organization:** _Medicine - Rheumatology 104386_


**Title:** _Research Assistant III_


**Location:** _TN-Nashville-Medical Center North (MCN)_


**Requisition ID:** _1805418_

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