Vanderbilt University Medical Center Zebrafish Research Assistant III Vanderbilt Eye Institute in Nashville, Tennessee

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DepartmentSummary:

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 :

  1. Zebrafish colony management

  2. Embryo injections

  3. Fluorescence microscopy

  4. Molecular biology: PCR, sequence analysis, reverse transcription, cloning

  5. In situ hybridization

  6. Immunohistochemical staining

  7. Cryopreservation of zebrafish lines

  8. Compile and communicate results to supervisors

  9. Discuss progress at weekly lab meetings

  10. Purchase supplies and maintain inventory

  11. Organize reagents and specimens

  12. Keep lab and equipment clean and in working order

  13. Follow university safety and animal care guidelines

TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES:

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES:

CORE CAPABILITIES:

This position requires a Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 4 years experience.

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: 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: 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.

Job Research

Organization: Vanderbilt Eye Institute 104450

Title: Zebrafish Research Assistant III Vanderbilt Eye Institute

Location: TN-Nashville-Medical Research Bldg IV (MRB)

Requisition ID: 1805446

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