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Research Asst I - Herculano Lab
Vanderbilt University

Nashville
TN
Job #685196148
Research Asst I - Herculano Lab (Job Number: 1800929)
Description
About the Position:
The
Research Assistant I will work for The Laboratory of Comparative Neuroanatomy
within the Department of Psychological Sciences at Vanderbilt University. The successful candidate holds a college degree in neuroscience/biology/related sciences, and has research experience in a biological sciences lab.
About theWork Unit:
At the Laboratory of Comparative Neuroanatomy we use quantitative morphological approaches to investigate the diversity of the nervous system across animals, its evolution at ~~~/ and developmental at ~~~/ origins at ~~~/ . Most of our studies apply the Isotropic Fractionator, a non-stereological method developed in the lab in 2005 that allows the fast, simple and reliable determination of numbers of neuronal and non-neuronal cells in any dissectable brain structure, and has been shown to be as reliable as stereology.
Duties andResponsibilities:
Assist in lab operations(organizing, purchasing, tracking orders, keeping inventory)
Under supervision, conductexperiments
Providing technical assistancewith histological processing and microscopy
Curating and managing the lab'sbrain collection
Providing assistance to the PIwith managerial, administrative, bibliographical, research and technicaltasks
Organizing deliveries andtechnical visits to the lab
Organizing the lab's computersand software
Organizing individual access tothe lab and its resources
Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree inneuroscience/biology/related sciences with research experience in abiological sciences lab.
About Vanderbilt University:
Vanderbilt is a renowned private
institution founded in 1873 located a little more than a mile from downtown
Nashville, TN. The university’s students, faculty, staff and visitors
frequently cite Nashville as one of the perks of Vanderbilt. VU is a place where
your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities
challenged. It is a place where your diversity 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 was recently ranked #1 in the
Princeton Review
at ~~~/ among 382 top colleges and
universities for “happiest students” - as well as #2 for “best quality of life”
and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,”
and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great
campus/city relations.”
Benefits:
In addition to offering a lively community
that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, VU offers a competitive,
flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental
death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b)
retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to
employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service,
Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children
to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits
at VU Benefits Overview at ~~~ .
Job requires Bachelors and 0 Years of experience or the equivalent.
Primary Location:
United States-Tennessee-Nashville
Organization:
12570 - Psychology
Job:
Research / Lab Tech / Paraprofessional
Updated 06/13/2018

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