The Savona Lab is seeking a part-time Research Assistant II to support ongoing research. The lab focuses on hematopoiesis and the biology of myeloid diseases (including acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplasia, myeloproliferative neoplasms, and MDS/MPN overlap syndromes). The ideal candidate will have lab experience with training in cell and molecular biology.
The Division of Hematology and Oncology conducts research and treats all types of adult cancers including solid tumor cancers and hematological (blood) disorders, as well as coagulation disorders and non-cancerous blood diseases. With over 80 faculty members representing a broad range of professional training and expertise, our dedicated team of professionals is committed to cancer care through:
research to better understand and treat cancers;
state-of-the-art patient care and personalized cancer therapy;
clinical trials, including Phase I drug development with subsequent Phase II and Phase III testing;
training future cancer doctors and researchers; and
cancer chemotherapy, pharmacology, and biological therapy with an emphasis on solid tumors.
We have met strict clinical and scientific requirements, and we are proud to be consistently ranked among the best places for cancer care by U.S. News and World Report. Our clinical faculty sees patients at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center), the Henry-Joyce Cancer Clinic and Clinical Research Center, and the Vanderbilt University Hospital. Our research faculty continues to build on historical strengths while charting the way for new opportunities in prevention and treatment with an emphasis on bringing new treatment therapies from the laboratory to the clinic as quickly and safely as possible.
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.
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 sterile conditions as required
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
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