* The successful candidate will have experience with a majority of the following experimental techniques: PCR, protein biochemistry, and cell culture. In addition, the candidate should have at least basic experience in small animal work, including mouse husbandry, genotyping, and tissue dissection.
* Understand and follow experimental protocols (may include animal handling, tissue culture, etc.) Record, compile, interpret, and communicate data/results. Perform calculations involving molarity, % solutions, and serial dilutions.
* Read and follow all equipment manuals. Maintain and repair equipment according to manufacturer and University guidelines. 2c. Possess or be willing to obtain training in basic light microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, and laser scanning confocal imaging.
* Maintain inventories and sterile conditions as required. Prepare reagents.
We are home to a diverse group of clinicians and investigators whose professional interests span across multiple areas of pediatric nephrology and hypertension, including:
Fetal identification of congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract
Chronic kidney disease: evaluations and treatments
Acute and chronic dialysis treatments (Continuous renal replacement therapies, hemodialysis, and peritoneal dialysis)
Hypertension: evaluation and management
Cardiovascular disease in children with chronic kidney disease
Outcomes of glomerular diseases
Applying personalized medicine to children with tubular dysfunction
Clinical factors determining risk for acute kidney injury in hospitalized children
Members of the Division evaluate and treat children with congenital or acquired diseases of the kidney and all types of hypertension. We strive to provide family-centered care that is individualized and incorporates recent discoveries and established treatments. The procedures provided by members of the Division include dialysis, apheresis, and leukopheresis, renal transplantation, kidney biopsies, and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Faculty receive consultations, requests for second opinions, and renal transplant evaluations from throughout Tennessee and as well as from Virginia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama.
Our team has ongoing research interests in hypertension, contributors to cardiovascular disease and disease progression in children with chronic kidney disease, clinical outcomes of glomerular disease, treatments for chronic kidney disease, and acute and chronic effects of cancer therapy on the kidney.
Full Time/Non-Exempt Position
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Under supervision, run experiments, assays, and record results
Read and follow experimental protocols (May include animal handling, tissue culture, etc.)
Compile and communicate results to supervisor
Follow University safety protocols (may include use of combustibles, radioactivity, toxic material, and/or carcinogenics)
Perform calculations involving molarity, % solutions, and serial dilutions
Prepare and operate equipment in experimental procedures
May include blood gas analyzer, centrifuge, pH meter, spectrophotometer, autoclave, scintillation counter, electrophoresis unit, analytical balance, etc.
Maintain and repair equipment according to manufacturer and university guidelines.
Ensure Laboratory is prepared for experiments
Maintain sterile conditions as required
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year experience
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.