JOB SUMMARY: The Core RA III oversees and executes Core Services workflows under the direction of the Core Manager and/or Director. This involves managing the service workflow and the personnel executing the workflow. Additionally, the Core RA III assists in the development and implementation of new core services. Under minimal 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 core laboratory and research functions, which may include utilizing the CORES system to document services provided and ensuring services are appropriately billed.
Under minimal supervision, plan, conduct and evaluate experiments and assays of varying complexity
Understand and follow experimental protocols
Record, compile, and report data
Analyze and interpret data
Interact with core clients in the planning and execution of experiments/core services, advising PI's as necessary
Troubleshoot protocols as necessary
Participate in beta-tests of new protocols and products as directed by the Core Manager and/or Director
Ensure Laboratory is prepared for experiments
Maintain sterile conditions as necessary
Under the direction of the Core Manager and/or Director, oversee and execute the day to day core services workflow of the lab.
Responsible for providing training and oversight to staff
Assist in day to day problem solving, including prioritization of the services workflow
Assist in development and implementation of new core services
Assist with budgetary/cost accounting documentation
Maintains the instrument/equipment used for services provided by the core
Read and follow all equipment manuals
Maintain and repair equipment according to manufacturer and University guidelines
Provide training to researchers in instrument/equipment operation.
Troubleshoots instrument/equipment problems
Recommend equipment needed for protocol improvement as needed
Develop usage protocols for new equipment acquired by the Core
May utilize CORES system for documenting services provided and to ensure services are appropriately billed to clients.
Accurately compile information for billing services as work is completed
Submit Invoices for services utilizing cores
Develop cost analysis/documentation of services as they are developed in the core
Assist in preparing Quotes based on experimental design of investigators
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 th...e 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.