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. For more information regarding the physical requirements and environmental conditions for this job, please click here .
JOB SUMMARY: The Core Research Assistant II executes the day to day flow of the lab under the direction of the Core Manager or Director. Under minimal supervision, set up, conduct experiments, and continue research projects following protocols including the appropriate recording of data and reporting of standard or variant results. Assist in other core laboratory and research functions, which may include utilizing the CORES system to document services provide and ensuring services are appropriately billed. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under minimal supervision, plan, conduct and evaluate experiments and assays of varying complexity.
Understand and follow experimental protocols.
Record, compile, and report data.
Analyze and interpret data.
Ensure Laboratory is prepared for experiments
Maintain sterile conditions as required
Under the direction of the Core Manager or Director, execute the day to day flow of the lab.
Provide training to new staff.
Assist in day to day problem solving.
Maintains the instrument/equipment used for services provided by the core.
Read and follow all equipment manuals.
Maintain and repair equipment according to manufacturer and University guidelines.
Provide training to researchers in instrument/equipment operation.
Troubleshoots instrument/equipment problems.
May utilize the CORES system for documenting services provided and to ensure services are appropriately billed to clients.
Accurately compile information for monthly billing.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As th...e largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.