JOB SUMMARY: Basic scientists 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.
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
Prepare and/or maintain 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
Doctorate/PhD and < 2 years relevant experience
Welcome to the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
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.
Education and training are essential to our mission. This includes clinical and research training for medical students, residents, fellows and faculty including those visiting from other institutions in the country and internationally. We have specialized career development grants for fellows and junior faculty.
Day Shift/Non-Exempt Position
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Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity -- of culture, thinking, learning and leading -- 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. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
* US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
* Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
* Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
* The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
* American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
* Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
* National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
* Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
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.