We are seeking a highly-motivated individual towork on a research project to unlock the regenerative potential of the retina.Most of the work is done with mice and molecular, cellular, and genetictechniques are used. You will work with the PI to plan experiments, analyzedata, and prepare materials for publication. You will also work with others torun experiments, collect and analyze data, and assist in general laboratoryoperations.
Preference will be given to applicants withdemonstrated skills in some or all of the following areas: molecular biology(DNA, RNA, protein); immunohistology; microscopy and imaging; mouse genetics;mouse husbandry; tissue culture; tissue dissociation, cell sorting. Experiencewith ophthalmic techniques in mice is a plus but not required.
Perform research of a highly complex nature.Lead research projects and perform near to totally independent research.Exercise discretion and independent judgment to develop design of research totest hypotheses. Devise new or modify existing methods and develop proceduresto meet new conditions.
Independently oversee research projects and perform near to totally independent research.
Supervise, plan, design and implement research projects
Establish protocol(s); define data collection, evaluation and analysis procedures
Exercise discretion and independent judgment to develop methods and procedures for operation of complex scientific equipment
Supervise set-up and operation of various scientific experiments involving complex apparatus and equipment
Contribute to research so as to merit serving as author or co-author on research publications, etc.
Assist principal investigator in preparation of grant applications and contract proposals
Present research findings as needed
Responsible for plan and coordination of literature and library searches and data collection programs
Develop reports of results, graphs, charts, tables, etc. of research findings
Supervise writing, reviewing and editing of various materials for publication
Provide supervisory responsibility to staff
Train and supervise technical staff, medical and graduate students
Provide technical guidance to students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty as required
Provide budget responsibility
Make recommendations to principal investigator regarding staff, supply and equipment needs for research projects
May monitor expenditures of funds
Maintain open communication between department and others
Open contact as needed with principal investigator, collaborating professionals, Purchasing, Human Resource Services, Space and Facilities Planning, asset management personnel, Environmental Health and Safety, Institutional Review Board staff, administrative staff relating to budget capabilities
Contact as required with sponsoring agencies and/or cooperating facilities (e.g. V.A.), collaborating professionals and vendors
At the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, we strive to make lifebetter for adults and children with eye conditions including glaucoma, visionloss and diseases of the retina. We treat patients from across Tennessee andthe Southeast. Our doctors, researchers and support staff use the latesttechnologies and methods, and we conduct vital vision research that translatesto better treatments.
The Vanderbilt Eye Institute is aleader in quality eye care. We offer the latest technologies and methodswhile conducting innovative research to improve patients' lives and preventvision loss.
We work hard each day because your eyes areimportant to us.
Locatedin Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching,discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals whocome to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a placewhere your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilitieschallenged. It is a place where your diversity â of culture, thinking, learningand leading â is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know theyare part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride intheir work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbiltâs mission is to advancehealth and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, andresearch.
Becausewe are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research,we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
Â·US News & World Report: #1 Hospital inTennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (BillWilkerson Center), 9 adult and 9 pediatric clinicalspecialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Â·Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100hospitals in the US
Â·Becker's Hospital Review: one of the"100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
Â·The Leapfrog Group: grade"A" in Hospital Safety Score
Â·National Institutes of Health: among the top 10grant awardees for medical research in the US
Â·American Association for the Advancement ofScience: 12 facultymembers elected fellows in 2014
Â·Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nursesare the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
Â·Nashville Business Journal: MiddleTennessee's healthiest employer
Â·American Hospital Association: among the 100"Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Our reputation for excellence in these areas has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South. Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the Southeast choose Vanderbilt University Medical Center for their health care because of our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.The mission of Vanderbilt University Medical Center is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.