• Research Associate II

    Posted Date 4 days ago(6/21/2018 12:24 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    COM Microbiology & Immunology
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The Research Associate II requires 100% effort toward various research grants. 


    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




    • Perform experiments relating to bacterial cell wall biology and biochemistry.
    • He or she will be responsible for growth of bacteria, conduct research pertaining to virulence gene regulation by using molecular genetics and biochemistry methods including enzyme and protein assays, molecular genetic techniques, and DNA and plasmid preparation and transformation.
    • In addition, he or she will be involved in animal studies to assess the role of virulence regulation in staphylococcal pathogenesis.
    • Help write scientific manuscripts by supplying information pertaining to experiments undertaken as described.
    • Develop research programs that promote his/her independent research career.
    • Organize and oversee the daily operations of the laboratory, including: ordering supplies and small equipment, maintaining chemical inventories, entering computerized data, and performing routine chemical and radiation safety checks.
    • Help train graduate students, other postdoctoral researchers, and any temporary undergraduate students that enter the lab.
    • May perform other duties as assigned.


    Bachelor's degree plus 5 years of laboratory experience OR Master's degree plus 3 years of laboratory experience OR Ph.D plus 1 year of laboratory experience required.


    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: Occasionally
    Sit: Occasionally
    Walk: Occasionally
    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: Occasionally
    Talk: Occasionally
    Hear: Occasionally
    Taste or smell: Never
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently
    Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological, Chemical


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