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Research Assistant III Vanderbilt Eye Institute

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Research Assistant III ~ Vanderbilt Eye Institute
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Job #682336533
Discover VanderbiltUniversity 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
is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care,
education, and research.
Click Here To View The VUMC Promise of Discovery
At the Vanderbilt Eye
Institute, we strive to make life better for adults and children with eye
conditions including glaucoma, vision loss and diseases of the retina. We treat
patients from across Tennessee and the Southeast. Our doctors, researchers and
support staff use the latest technologies and methods, and we conduct vital
vision research that translates to better treatments.
The Vanderbilt Eye Institute is a
leader in quality eye care. We offer the latest technologies and methods
while conducting innovative research to improve patients' lives and prevent
vision loss.
We work hard each day because your eyes areimportant to us.
The Vanderbilt Eye Institute attracts
some of the most talented doctors and researchers in the country. Our
subspecialty ophthalmologists have completed a minimum of one year of
fellowship training after residency and are board eligible or board certified
by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Vanderbilt Eye Institute's
award-winning research staff collaborates with our doctors as well as other
Vanderbilt departments to pursue discoveries that enhance the vision of
patients everywhere.
Your Role
Perform under minimal supervision a wide variety of complex tasks requiring practical understanding of scientific techniques and advanced knowledge of scientific theory.
Shift Hours:
Varied Shift ; Weekend or after-hours work may be required, as needed
Key Responsibilities
Zebrafish colony management
Embryo injections
Fluorescence microscopy
Molecular biology: PCR, sequence analysis, reverse transcription, cloning
In situ hybridization
Immunohistochemical staining
Cryopreservation of zebrafish lines
Compile and communicate results to supervisors
Discuss progress at weekly lab meetings
Purchase supplies and maintain inventory
Organize reagents and specimens
Keep lab and equipment clean and in working order
Follow university safety and animal care guidelines
This position requires a Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 4 years experience.
Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:
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: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
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: 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.
Vanderbilt Eye Institute 104450
Research Assistant III ~ Vanderbilt Eye Institute
TN-Nashville-Medical Research Bldg IV (MRB)
Requisition ID:
Updated 06/12/2018

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