Vanderbilt U: Research Assistant II opening (Host-Microbe EcoEvo)

Summary: The Tate lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University is seeking a motivated and conscientious Research Assistant II to perform administrative tasks and experiments related to the ecology and evolution of infection and immunity. We use insect model systems and their natural parasites to study the evolution of immune systems and the impact of co-infection on within- and between-host disease dynamics. The primary responsibilities for this position include performing experiments, taking care of invertebrate organisms, and supporting day-to-day laboratory maintenance, inventory, and operations, including frequent communication with other lab members. The candidate should be capable of performing tasks and protocols independently after receiving training, and should be willing to troubleshoot failed procedures, including consultation of the primary literature. The candidate will be expected to attend laboratory meetings and be a scientifically engaged and collaborative member of the lab, including providing training and experimental support to other lab members. Vanderbilt University is a premier R1 research institution located in dynamic Nashville, Tennessee, USA, home to a world-renowned music scene, great restaurants, hiking, and other cultural attractions.