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Research Assistant

Research Assistant

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Position Type 
Regular Full-Time
Sub Category 
COM Orthopaedics Surgery Research
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The Research Assistant will provide research support for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Duties will include but are not limited to experimental design and testing, data analysis, and manuscript and grant preparation of biomechanical experiments for orthopaedics-related projects. This person will be supervised by Assistant Professor, Dr. Erin Mannen. In addition to a competitive salary and benefits, the Research Assistant will receive a $2,000 research/travel budget. This position will supervise 1-3 research staff who assist in data processing and collections.


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • Leave Time:
    • 11 Paid holidays annually
    • Vacation leave varies by position and status
    • 12 days of 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

Salary: Neg.


Discussing hypotheses and objectives with supervisor, other laboratory personnel, and clinicians; determination of key variables, primary and alternative methodologies; ensuring the application of scientific rigor and reproducibility for interpretation, including proper statistical validation. Function serves to achieve broad research goals, including dissemination of findings. Analysis of motion, force plate, and EMG data using Visual3D, Matlab, and Excel. Includes statistical analyses, data presentation and interpretation, and grant writing.


Bachelor’s degree in exercise science, mechanical or biomedical engineering, biology, chemistry, or a subfield of these; plus three (3) years in a biomedical research laboratory.


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

Physical Requirements

Stand: Frequently
Sit: Frequently
Walk: Frequently
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
Talk: Frequently
Hear: Frequently
Taste or smell: Occasionally
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Depth perception, Near visual acuity
Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Sharp objects/tools