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Vanderbilt University Research Assistant I - Part Time (Biological Sciences) in Nashville, Tennessee

Research Assistant I - Part Time (Biological Sciences) (Job Number: 1900718)


This is a part-time, 20-25 hours per week position.

The Research Assistant I is part of the Eichman laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University and will be key personnel in providing support for the day-to-day duties in a molecular/chemical biology laboratory. Administratively & functionally reporting to the laboratory manager & functionally to the PI, the Research Assistant I will communicate daily with the laboratory manager and other members of the laboratory. The ability to function individually, as well as part of a team is critical.

The Eichman laboratory is a collaborative research environment comprised of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research staff seeking insights into the fundamental processes underlying genome maintenance. Current work focuses on base excision repair of DNA alkylation damage by DNA glycosylases, repair of stalled replication forks by structure-specific DNA translocases, and the coordination of DNA unwinding and synthesis during eukaryotic replication.

The College of Arts and Science is the heart of Vanderbilt University. With over 50 different majors and minors, A&S is the largest, oldest, and most academically diverse school at Vanderbilt. A&S is a highly selective liberal arts college within a major research university. It seeks to attract a diverse student body of high promise and ability from across the United States and the world. Its mission is to engage in significant and innovative research, scholarship, and creative expression in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences; to offer distinguished, well-taught programs of undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and sciences; and to foster service to society overall.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Wash and sterilize glassware

  • Order supplies

  • Maintain inventories anddatabases

  • Prepare and maintain laboratoryreagents

  • Assist with gene cloning,protein expression, and purification

  • Assist with maintaininglaboratory equipment

  • This is a part-time, 20-25 hours per week position

Profile of an IdealCandidate

  • Bachelor’s degree inbiochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, or a related science from anaccredited institution of higher education isnecessary.

  • Experience in a structuralbiology or biochemistry laboratory is strongly preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills(verbal and written) are necessary.

  • Ability to follow directionsand perform repetitive tasks with limited supervision isnecessary.

  • Data organization and basiccomputer skills are necessary.

  • Ability to work in acollaborative environment is strongly preferred.

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university’s students, faculty, and frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University 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 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 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.”

About Vanderbilt Benefits

In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University 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.

Commitment to Equity,Diversity and Inclusion

Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 12510 - Biological Sciences

Job: Research / Lab Tech / Paraprofessional

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