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Research Asst I (Neonatology)
NASHVILLE TN 37230
Category: Other
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Job code: lhw-e0-89770799

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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Research Asst I (Neonatology)
**Research Asst I (Neonatology)**



**1804596**









**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



Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the nation's leading children's hospitals. We treat and help prevent all health issues ranging from colds and broken bones to heart disease and cancer.



The world-class facilities at Children's Hospital are a testament to our community's dedication to the health of children. Constructed in 2004 and expanded in 2012, our 271-bed hospital is a child-friendly place built on the science of healing.






A building alone does not make a great hospital. Our exceptional medical teams and the generous support of people like you enable us to provide every child who comes to us with the hope of improved health. Children's Hospital is a nonprofit facility. No child who needs our services is denied care on the basis of limited ability to pay.






Many of our doctors and surgeons are nationally recognized researchers who are finding new ways to cure and prevent childhood diseases. Their work preventing and treating premature birth, cancer, heart disease, spina bifida, and many other conditions is an investment in the future. We are at an important crossroads in child health. Our commitment to research and advocacy positions us to bring the promise of good health to children and families in our community and to share that hope with the world.






**Your Role** :



Provide, under direct supervision, support for specified research projects; collect, assess, and communicate data/results. Assist in general laboratory operation and inventory.




+ Under supervision, run experiments, assays, and record results

+ Read and follow experimental protocols (May include animal handling, tissue culture, etc.)

+ Compile and communicate results to supervisor

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

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

+ Prepare and operate equipment in experimental procedures

+ May include blood gas analyzer, centrifuge, pH meter, spectrophotometer, autoclave, scintillation counter, electrophoresis unit, analytical balance, etc.

+ 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

+ Clean equipment.






**Position Qualifications**



**Required:**



Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year experience


**Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):**






**Shift:**



Variable






**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



**Download the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Facts 2016-2017** at to learn more about our services and facilities.



**JOB CODE INFORMATION:**




1. Job Code: 3180



**JOB SUMMARY:**

Provide, under direct supervision, support for specified research projects; collect, assess, and communicate data/results. Assist in general laboratory operation and inventory.


**KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:**


+ Under supervision, run experiments, assays, and record results

+ Read and follow experimental protocols (May include animal handling, tissue culture, etc.)

+ Compile and communicate results to supervisor

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

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

+ Prepare and operate equipment in experimental procedures

+ May include blood gas analyzer, centrifuge, pH meter, spectrophotometer, autoclave, scintillation counter, electrophoresis unit, analytical balance, etc.

+ 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

+ Clean equipment.




**TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES:**



**CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES:**





**CORE CAPABILITIES:**



Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year experience


**Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):**




**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: Crawling:Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.

+ 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: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

+ 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.

+ Occasional: Climate: Ability to withstand exposure to atmospheric extremes including heat, cold, humidity, and barometric pressure changes.





**Job** _Research_


**Organization:** _Neonatology 104610_


**Title:** _Research Asst I (Neonatology)_


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


**Requisition ID:** _1804596_

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