Research Assistant I

Nashville, Davidson County
Jul 03, 2014


This is a full-time, non-exempt term position lasting six months to one year.
Provide, under direct supervision, support for specified research projects; collect, assess, and communicate data/results. Assist in general laboratory operation and inventory.

Key Functions and Expected Performances:

  1. Under supervision, run experiments, assays, and record results
    1. Read and follow experimental protocols (May include animal handling, tissue culture, etc.)
    2. Compile and communicate results to supervisor
    3. Follow University safety protocols (may include use of combustibles, radioactivity, toxic material, and/or carcinogenics)
    4. Perform calculations involving molarity, % solutions, and serial dilutions
  2. Prepare and operate equipment in experimental procedures
    1. May include blood gas analyzer, centrifuge, pH meter, spectrophotometer, autoclave, scintillation counter, electrophoresis unit, analytical balance, etc.
    2. Maintain and repair equipment according to manufacturer and university guidelines.
  3. Ensure laboratory is prepared for experiments
    1. Maintain inventories,
    2. Maintain sterile conditions as required
    3. Prepare reagents 

The ideal candidate will have experience with statistics and statistical programs and have experience working with protocols.

A Term position is a staff position that exists for a period longer than six months but is not expected to last beyond one year. Although a position may exist for a specified or indefinite period, staff who accept term positions are not guaranteed employment for the entire period; they are employed for indefinite periods within the limit of the appointment. There are no guarantees of continued employment, either within the term or when the term ends.

Basic Qualifications

Job requires a Bachelor's degree or the equivalent.

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Primary Location TN-Nashville-Medical Center North (MCN)

Organization Pediatric Infectious Disease 104606