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.
The Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt has a long and rich history of excellence in teaching, clinical service, and research. We are highly regarded for our medical school teaching. Our residents have ample opportunities to develop their teaching skills in the medical school, the medical technology program, and the Belmont University physical therapy program.
Opportunities abound for upper level students to participate in the diagnostic and investigative activities of this department. We offer a post-sophomore year fellowship in pathology for highly motivated medical students who wish to explore pathology in even greater depth.
Our Ph.D. programs in Cellular and Molecular Pathology and Microbiology and Immunology are thriving. Our collaborative efforts in personalized medicine in cancer, pharmacogenomics and the creation of Diagnostic Management Teams are at the âleading edgeâ of a revolution in the practice of pathology. The department lives and breathes our mantra that we are a âlaboratory of the wholeâ for defining the future of pathology.
A research lab in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology seeks a self-motivated Staff Scientist to work on projects related to the role of noncoding RNA's in host-virus interactions.
KEY FUNCTIONS AND EXPECTED PERFORMANCES:
Supervise, plan design and execute research projects focused on the role of noncoding RNA in host-virus infections
Contribute to the teaching and training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the laboratory
Present research findings internally and externally
Assist PI in generating data, figures and writing grants
Stay up to date with the scientific literature by reading research papers and attending seminars
In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University Medical Center provides its faculty and staff members with a benefits package that is comprehensive and flexible. Components for benefits-eligible employees include:
Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
Extensive expertise with experimental techniques including immunoprecipitation, primer extension, northern and western blotting, real-time PCR, and mammalian cell culture
Experience in bioinformatics related to RNA-sequencing and Chromatin Immuno-precipitation-sequencing
Familiarity with the noncoding RNA literature
Familiarity with literature regarding herpes virus pathogenesis
***Minimum Required Qualifications***
Doctorate/PhD (or equivalent experience) and 2 years experience
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
Â· 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
Â· Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
Â· Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
Â· The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
Â· National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
Â· Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee
Â· Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
Â· 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.