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Research Assistant III-PMI

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
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Nov 26, 2021

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Research Assistant III-PMI
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Job ResearchPrimary Location TN-Nashville-Medical Center North (MCN)Organization PMI Molecular Pathogenesis 104506Shift First Shift

Research Position in HIV-1 Molecular Biology

Job Summary:

A laboratory in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center seeks a highly motivated Research Assistant to perform laboratory research to advance our understanding of the function of the viral capsid during HIV-1 infection.

Department Summary:

The Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt has a long and rich history of excellence in teaching, clinical service, and research. Our collaborative efforts in personalized medicine in cancer, pharmacogenomics and the creation of Diagnostic Management Teams are at the "leading edge" of a revolution in the practice of pathology. The department lives and breathes our mantra that we are a "laboratory of the whole" for defining the future of pathology. We are committed to taking a leadership role in both basic and translational research in these areas of focus.

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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.

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 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
  • Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
  • Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
  • The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
  • Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
  • National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
  • Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.

Minimum requirements are a B.S. degree or equivalent in chemistry, biology, or a related field and four years of research experience. An MS degree is preferred. An understanding of biochemical principles and experience with biochemical and molecular biology methods is a plus, as are strong quantitative skills.

Job Duties:
  • With moderate supervision, perform laboratory experiments including molecular cloning procedures, cell culture experiments, and quantitative assays of proteins and nucleic acids.
  • Maintain accurate and complete written and electronic records of experimental procedures and results.
  • Communicate research results to the Principal Investigator and in weekly group meetings.
  • Assist with maintenance of laboratory equipment and inventory of laboratory materials.
  • Help ensure compliance with institutional policies and regulatory reporting requirements.

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

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