• Laboratory Technician

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/5/2018 3:52 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    COM Radiation Oncology Laboratory
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    A Laboratory Technician is particularly interested in studying DNA repair pathway in mammalian system. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing research, general lab maintenance and orderings. He/She will also be responsible for conducting research using molecular biology, cell biology and biochemical approaches to understand the mechanistic regulation behind DNA repair.


    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

    Salary: Negotiable


    The expectation will be that the lab tech will obtain new data related to the above studies and, in cooperation and consultation with the supervisor, write manuscripts and grant proposals to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other local, national or international funding sources to obtain resources to expand studies and develop new independent lines of research.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Molecular biology approaches working with deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), ribonuleic acid (RNA), and proteins.
    • Basic cell culture and protein purification.
    • Cell biology including Western blotting and Immunostaining.
    • Live imaging of cells using microscopy.
    • General lab organization. Develops, maintains, and manages project/research databases while establishing quality control and security protocols. Models the Core Values of UAMS – Integrity, Respect, Diversity, Teamwork, Creativity, and Excellence in compliance with company guidelines.


    Bachelor's degree in Science or related field required.


    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: Occasionally
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 10 lbs or less
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
    Talk: Occasionally
    Hear: Frequently
    Taste or smell: Occasionally
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently
    Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Medical Facility Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Electrical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Sharp objects/tools


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