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Term Research Assistant I
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  • **Term Research Assistant I (Job Number: 1800797)**
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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Term Research Assistant I

Seeking a
motivated, independent laboratory technician to assist with animal
experimentation and general laboratory function. Responsibilities will
include mouse husbandry and colony management, experimental tumor treatment in
vivo, cancer cell culturing, data collection and management. Will report
to a postdoctoral fellow or the laboratory manager as a direct
supervisor. One to two years, limited position.
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
+ Prepares tissues for experiments
+ Animal experimentationincluding cancer cell injection and tumor growth quantitation
+ Uses scientific software to analyze and interpretexperiment results
+ Data generation for lab members andcollaborators
+ Data organization
+ Opportunity to learn computationalskills
+ Bachelor's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences.
+ A working knowledge of basic laboratory techniques and instrumentation is required with at least one year of relevant laboratory experience.
+ Previous experience in laboratory animal colony management required
+ Experience in tissue culturetechniques is required
+ Background in biology ispreferred
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 -Benefits-Overview_Future-Employees.pdf
+ **Acceptanceof Feedback** - Takes constructive criticism with grace, and makeimprovements without taking it personally or holding grudges. When wrong,owns it - freely admits mistakes.
+ **Adaptability** - Reads cuesand adapt accordingly. Adjusts style and approach to accommodate thestyles and needs of others. Can anticipate and effectively de-escalatepotential conflicts.
+ **Analytical& Detail-Oriented** - Accurately assesses information and appliesapplicable law, policy and procedure. Considers the long termimplications of actions today and advises employees appropriately. Evensmall mistakes can create big issues; attention to detail work indicatescare about the outcomes.
+ **Creative Thinking** - Goes beyond the boundariesof the

job description, willingly takes on new challenges, finds creativesolutions rather than always awaiting direct instructions

+ **Hard-Working** - Isindustrious as well as efficient (busy isn't the same as productive). Canjuggle multiple competing priorities simultaneously without becomingoverwhelmed.

+ **Eager** -Enthusiastic, wanting to learn, wanting to continue one's personal andprofessional development and expertise.

+ **Reliable** - Does what they say they will do,when they say they will do it. Shows up for work when expected. Doesn't pushthe burden of work volume or deadlines to others.

+ **Maturity** -- Exhibitsprofessional maturity; doesn't pass the buck to dodge accountability;doesn't engage in petty office politics or inappropriate social conduct

+ **Raises the Bar** - Expectsand delivers excellence. Is a creative problem solver. Isproactive. Welcomes input on making things better.Places a high value on learning and getting better

+ **Teamwork** - Genuinely values teamwork andco-workers; make them feel valuable and important by acknowledging what they dowell. Doesn't expect from others effort that one is unwilling to do themselves.Finds ways to acknowledge other's strong suits.

Job requires a Bachelor's degree and one year of experience.

**Primary Location:** _United States-Tennessee-Nashville_

**Organization:** _18220 - Biochemistry_

**Job:** _Limited Term Positions_

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