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 â of culture, thinking, learning and leading â 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. Vanderbiltâs mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the nation's leading children's hospitals. We treat and help prevent all health issues ranging from colds and broken bones to heart disease and cancer.
The world-class facilities at Children's Hospital are a testament to our community's dedication to the health of children. Constructed in 2004 and expanded in 2012, our 271-bed hospital is a child-friendly place built on the science of healing.
A building alone does not make a great hospital. Our exceptional medical teams and the generous support of people like you enable us to provide every child who comes to us with the hope of improved health. Children's Hospital is a nonprofit facility. No child who needs our services is denied care on the basis of limited ability to pay.
Many of our doctors and surgeons are nationally recognized researchers who are finding new ways to cure and prevent childhood diseases. Their work preventing and treating premature birth, cancer, heart disease, spina bifida, and many other conditions is an investment in the future. We are at an important crossroads in child health. Our commitment to research and advocacy positions us to bring the promise of good health to children and families in our community and to share that hope with the world.
This is an opportunity for a highly qualified individual to join a highly productive research diagnostics laboratory team. The laboratory provides research diagnostics services to clinical, translational, and basic research partners. The main areas of work involve rapid identification of and evaluation of important respiratory and diarrheal infectious agents and evaluation of immunologic responses to flu vaccines in immunocompromised patients and healthy controls.
Independently oversee research projects and perform near to totally independent research
Plan, design, and implement research projects
Establish and validate research protocols
Develop standard operating procedures for data collection, evaluation, and analysis
Supervise data collection and interpret complex research data
Generate reports, graphs, charts, tables, etc. of result
Exercise discretion and independent judgment to develop methods and procedures for installation, validation, calibration and operation of complex scientific equipment.
Provide research supervision and training
Train new technical staff
Provide technical guidance to students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty as needed
Exercise budget responsibility
Make recommendations to principal investigator regarding staff, supply, and equipment needs
Monitor expenditures of funds
Maintain open communication; serve as liaison between the laboratory and external entities
Foster open contact between principal investigator and collaborating professionals, divisional and departmental administrative personnel, Institutional Biosafety, Purchasing, Human Resources, Facilities Management, and other institutional departments and offices as required
Interface with sponsoring agencies and/or cooperating facilities, collaborating professionals, and vendors
Job requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree in the biological sciences, preferably with a microbiology emphasis, and prior wet-lab experience in an area relevant to virology research. An advanced research degree is a desirable qualification. Experience with PCR, molecular diagnostics, and virology is beneficial but not required.
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 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Our reputation for excellence in these areas has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South. Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the Southeast choose Vanderbilt University Medical Center for their health care because of our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.The mission of Vanderbilt University Medical Center is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.