Research Assistant II - Center for Bone Biology

Employer
Drug Information Association Inc
Location
Nashville, Tennessee, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 01, 2021
Closes
Aug 28, 2021
Ref
2373598912
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Fellowship
Salary Type
Salary
Description

Research Assistant II - Center for Bone Biology

JOB SUMMARY:

Under moderate supervision, set up, conduct experiments, and continue research projects following protocols including the appropriate recording of data and reporting of standard or variant results. Assist in other laboratory and research functions. Experience in some or all of the following areas is preferred: mouse work, cell and molecular biology, analytical chemistry/biochemistry methods. Applicants with competence in HPLC/Mass Spec analysis will be prioritized.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Under moderate supervision, conduct and evaluate experiments and assays
* Understand and follow experimental protocols (may include animal handling, tissue culture, etc.)
* Record, compile, interpret, and communicate data/results
* Follow University safety protocols (may include use of combustibles, radioactivity, toxic material, and/or carcinogens)
* Perform calculations involving molarity, % solutions, and serial dilutions
* Prepare, operate and troubleshoot equipment in experimental procedures
* Read and follow all equipment manuals
* Maintain and repair equipment according to manufacturer and University guidelines
* Ensure Laboratory is prepared for experiments
* Maintain inventories
* Maintain sterile conditions as required
* Prepare reagents
* Demonstrate an understanding of acceptable procedures and techniques
* Recognize problems and suggest solutions
* Assist in modifications as directed
* Provide appropriate written documentation of experiments
* Prepare preliminary research progress reports
* Summarize test results appropriately

Department Summary:

The scientific mission of the Clinical Pharmacology Division is to understand the mechanisms of drug action in humans in order to improve therapeutics. The research of the Division members bridges the basic and clinical sciences. In addition to conducting state-of-the-art research, members of the Division also lead many institutional and national efforts to train clinical and translational investigators and to support infrastructure for translational research.

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