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Staff Scientist - Electrophysiologist
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  Job posted:   Fri May 18, 2018
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Staff Scientist - Electrophysiologist
**DiscoverVanderbilt University Medical Center:**

**Located inNashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching,discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals whocome to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a placewhere your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilitieschallenged. It is a place where your diversity -- of culture, thinking, learningand leading -- is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know theyare part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride intheir work and never settle for what was good enoughyesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellnessthrough preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.**

**Department ofNeurology:**

**VUMC Neurologyfaculty members are continuously striving to promote the advancement of basicand clinical research excellence in the neurosciences.** **Please check out our department website tolearn more about our research environment.** ****

**Job Summary:**

**Federally fundedPrincipal Investigator is searching for a qualified candidate that can assistwith grant & manuscript preparation as well as independently design &carry out highly sophisticated experiments. Candidates with electrophysiologyexpertise and a research background in neuroscience, specificallyhyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channel traffickingin epilepsy; gene therapy for treating depression; the use of high throughputscreening to determine chemical probes for treating depression; and developinga novel peptide therapeutic for treating depression will be considered. T** his
laboratory has multi-faceted approach, including electrophysiological,
biochemical, molecular biology tools and gene therapy regulation of
voltage-gated ion channels and how regulation of these channels may play a role
in neuropsychiatric diseases such as epilepsy, autism and major depressive
disorder. **PI would prefer to havea candidate that has past mentoring experience with graduate students andpost-doctoral fellows in developing their research projects.**


+ **Independently oversee research projectsand perform near to totally independent research.**

+ **Supervise, plan, design and implementresearch projects**

+ **Establish highly complex protocol(s);define data collection, evaluation and analysis procedures**

+ **Exercise discretion and independentjudgment to develop methods and procedures for operation of complexscientific equipment**

+ **Supervise set-up and operation ofvarious scientific experiments involving complex apparatus and equipment**

+ **Contribute to research so as to meritserving as author or co-author on research publications, etc.**

+ **Assist principal investigator in writingresearch grants and contract proposals**

+ **Assists PI in manuscript preparation forscientific journals.**

+ **Present research findings as needed**

+ **Responsible for plan and coordination ofliterature and library searches and data collection programs**

+ **Develop reports of results, graphs,charts, tables, etc. of research findings**

+ **Supervise writing, reviewing and editingof various materials for publication**

+ **Provide supervisory responsibility tostaff**

+ **Mentor and teach graduate students and post-doctoralfellows in developing their projects and on specific techniques andprotocols.**

+ **Train and supervise technical staff,medical and graduate students**

+ **Provide technical guidance to students,post-doctoral fellows and faculty as required**

+ **May provide budget responsibility**

+ **Make recommendations to principalinvestigator regarding staff, supply and equipment needs for researchprojects**

+ **May monitor expenditures of funds**

+ **Maintain open communication betweendepartment and others**

+ **Open contact as needed with principalinvestigator, collaborating professionals, Purchasing, Human ResourceServices, Space and Facilities Planning, asset management personnel,Environmental Health and Safety, Institutional Review Board staff, administrativestaff relating to budget capabilities**

+ **Contact as required with sponsoringagencies and/or cooperating facilities (e.g. V.A.), collaboratingprofessionals and vendors**


**Requirements for consideration**

Doctorate/PhD (or equivalent experience) and 2 years experience

Candidates with electrophysiology experience would be preferred

**Job** _Research_

**Organization:** _Neuro-Consulting Division 104404_

**Title:** _Staff Scientist - Electrophysiologist_

**Location:** _TN-Nashville-MRB III BIO/SCI_

**Requisition ID:** _1711021_

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