• Research Technologist

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4/25/2018 2:45 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-42574
    Category
    Research
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    COM Pediatrics
    Post End Date
    5/26/2018
  • Overview

    The Research Technologist assists the Principal Investigator in the implementation, evaluation and presentation of research in the immune response and neurologic outcomes following central nervous system catheter infection. The Research Technologist supports this project in the areas of animal colony management; murine surgical procedures per the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approved protocol; immunologic assays including flow cytometry, ELISA, multiplex analysis, etc; and bacterial culture. The position reports directly to the Principal Investigator of this project.

     

     UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for 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

    Responsibilities

    (25%) Mouse model management: These include assisting with or performing the IACUC approved animal surgery & monitoring for catheter implantation, as well as tissue collection. Additional responsibilities would include supervision of the animal colony and breeding protocol.

     

     

    (35%) Immunologic and microbiologic analysis: These include performing and troubleshooting multiple assays including bacterial culture, ELISA, multiplex analysis, flow cytometry and other assays as needed per the research needs.

     

    (20%) Laboratory management: Oversee ordering, equipment maintenance needs, specimen and data storage and other laboratory management needs in conjunction with the principal investigator.

     

    (10%) In vitro experiments: Cell culture and analysis as directed by the research program.

     

    (10%) Other duties as assigned by the principal investigator.

    Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in a Scientific field plus 2 years of laboratory research experience required.

     

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Day to day troubleshooting, expect relatively independent day to day function with regular check in with principal investigator via face to face visit / email / telephone.
    • Daily interaction with other laboratory members, including graduate students.
    • External communication with vendors, university resources.
    • Do not anticipate public speaking or communication with visitors, but this may be arranged if desired.

    Salary: Negotiable

     

    UAMS is an inclusive 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: Continuously
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Frequently
    Taste or smell: Frequently
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment
    Noise Level: Quiet
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Sharp objects/tools

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