JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision, provide support for pediatric disease related laboratory research; investigate, gather, assess and clarify data through molecular biological and tissue culture techniques; organize and supervise distribution of information; coordinate general laboratory maintenance and inventory control.
Since its inception as a clinic in 1969 and a division in 1975, we have been dedicated to excellence in patient care, research and education in pediatric hematology and oncology. Our mission is to improve the lives of children with blood disorders and cancer, advance discovery through research, and train the leaders of the future. Pediatric hematology/oncology is a diverse field which includes many areas, including but not limited to:
Leukemia and lymphoma
Solid organ cancers
Brain and spinal tumors
Bone and soft tissue sarcomas
Hemostasis and thrombosis
Sickle cell disease and thalassemia
Bone marrow failure
Across the many diseases within hematology and oncology, we provide state-of-the art clinical care and access to cutting edge therapies and clinical trials. Our faculty include nationally and internationally recognized leaders in the field. We are the only pediatric hematology/oncology program in the state of Tennessee with a unique combination of clinical programs in both hematology and oncology and access to all pediatric subspecialties all within our medical center. Our clinical care is supported by a multi-specialty, multidisciplinary specialty team of physicians, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers, nutritionists, child life specialists and others who all work together to provide evidence-based family-centered care.
Our team conducts basic science, clinical and population-based research with studies conducted in the United States and abroad. With multi-million dollar funding from the National Institutes of Health, foundations and generous donors, our faculty, staff, trainees and students are committed to new discovery that will lead to prevention, early detection, and treatment for blood disorders and cancer. Our faculty have appointments, including leadership roles in the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center in the state of Tennessee that serves both adults and children.
Full Time/Non-Exempt Position
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Collect, organize, and evaluate data from a variety of reference sources
Develop and document reports and analyses summarizing progress, trends, and conclusions
Prepare reports for analysis of laboratory research data
Assist in modification and coordination of research procedures and techniques including sterile cell culture, PCR amplification, Western Blotting, and other basic wet lab procedures.
Create database files and maintain records
Assist in the preparation of materials for publication
Edit and/or type manuscripts according to accepted practices
Make presentation of study concepts in group sessions. Presentations are conducted in a professional manner
Keep abreast of trends in field of study
Read professional journals and attend meetings and/or seminars
Supervise Research Analyst I, technical support staff and student assistants
Plan, train, and assign work
Coordinate maintenance of lab.
May assist in space and facilities planning.
Order supplies and equipment.
Manage inventory of supplies and equipment.
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 2 years relevant experience
Preferable techniques to which to have had exposure:
confident and efficient pipetting technique
DNA & RNA extraction
Manipulation of bacteria for molecular biology purposes:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.