A laboratory in the Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology department seeks to hire a Basic Scientist Assistant I. Basic Scientist focus on high-level scientific research and development, investigative experiments, data analysis, and formal data presentation. This position may include the expectation of necessary skills to manage the day-to-day operations of the laboratory and its personnel.
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Day Shift/ Exempt Position
POSITION: Full-Time, Exempt
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Perform laboratory experiments and produce competent and reproducible results to a high technical standard
Devise research methods, prepare technical specifications, and specify laboratory test equipment and processes
Analyze data, and interpret and present results with minimal faculty supervision
Design experiments and implement and standardize new processes and procedures based on expert knowledge of literature and subject matter
Maintain detailed documentation and write formal scientific reports suitable for publication
Prepares and/or maintains samples and specimens
Manage laboratory personnel
Maintain and operate standard laboratory equipment, including centrifuges, pipetting machines, spectrometers, ELISA readers, as well as specialized equipment necessary to support the laboratory
Perform mathematical calculations and generate relevant statistics to support scientific output
Prepare materials suitable for institutional review of formal protocols and operating procedures with minimal faculty supervision
Light Work category requiring exertion up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects.
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.
Frequent: 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.
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