Research Assistant I-III

University of Arkansas System

Job title: Research Assistant I-III

Company: University of Arkansas System

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Type of Position:

Job Type: Regular

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Sponsorship Available: No

Institution Name: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.

The safety of our team members at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is our top priority. For this reason, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with our Student & Employee Health Services dept. UAMS will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks (available for benefits eligible positions only):

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for qualifying staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

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Summary of Job Duties: The Research Assistant I-III will serve as a member of a close-knit research team conducting laboratory research trial studies as assigned. The Research Assistant will provide routine laboratory assistance following detailed methods and established procedures and will be accountable for maintaining adherence to the approved research protocol(s). He/she will prepare and facilitate research assessments on an on-going basis and perform data entry duties as needed. The Research Assistant will be responsible for observing, handling, and analyzing animal samples. The Research Assistant will work with other members of the research team with independent judgment.


75% Performing or assisting with experiments that provide direct data contribution to ongoing research efforts (includes RNA and DNA isolation and analysis, PCR and qRT-PCR, cell culture, animal experiments, protein isolation, Western blotting, bacterial culture).maintaining inventory of laboratory supplies, cleaning and sterilization of glassware, general cleaning and restocking of the laboratory, making chemical reagents, preparation of various buffers and data.

15% Will also assist with preparing data and writing manuscripts as needed by the investigator.

10% Other duties as assigned.

Customer Service: Interacts with and assists the public in a professional and friendly manner as needed. Demonstrates effective communication skills; communicates accurate and complete information; maintains strict confidentiality when necessary. Demonstrates positive working relationships with co-workers, management team, and ancillary departments; follows the Core Concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care and the Basic Code of Conduct Guidelines. Assist internal and external stakeholders as needed with exceptional customer service.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Baccalaureate Degree, Major – Biology, Chemistry, or related field OR; Master’s Degree, Major – Biology, Chemistry, or related field.
  • Experience: 3 years molecular biology, biochemistry, research lab experience OR; 1 year molecular biology, biochemistry, research lab experience.

Additional Information:

Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience.

Required Documents to Apply: Resume

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Recruitment Contact Information:

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All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

This position is subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Constant Physical Activity:

Frequent Physical Activity:

Occasional Physical Activity:

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Expected salary:

Location: Arkansas

Job date: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 08:57:16 GMT

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