The Research Technician provides support for research projects in an infectious disease microbiology laboratory within the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. The Research Technician will perform general and more specific laboratory tasks, including: cleaning and sterilization of glassware, general laboratory cleaning, preparation of cell culture media and chemical solutions using appropriate aseptic techniques, preparation of microbiological media, growth and maintenance of bacterial cultures, light maintenance of lab equipment (including water baths, incubators, etc.), performance of basic cell biological and microbiological techniques (isolation, growth, quantitation, storage and recovery), mammalian cell culture, maintenance of chemical inventories, and data entry. Position may allow for developing own research projects if desired.
This is a provisional position. Provisional positions are funded by external grants or contracts with established end dates. When the grant expires or is not extended, the provisional position will be eliminated. Employees in provisional positions may apply for other positions at UAMS when their provisional position ends.
UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
The research technician will perform general and specific laboratory tasks, including:
Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, and biochemistry, cell biology or related field OR High School diploma plus 4 years of laboratory experience required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
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