• Research Assistant

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/25/2019 5:39 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2019-63234
    Category
    Research
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    COM Radiation Oncology Laboratory
    Post End Date
    12/10/2019
  • Overview

    A Research Assistant position is available in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The laboratory 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.

     

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.

     

    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 offered commensurate with experience

     

    Responsibilities

    • Molecular biology approaches working with DNA, RNA, and proteins.
    • Basic cell culture and protein purification
    • Cell biology including Western blotting and Immunostaining.
    • Live imaging of cells using microscopy.
    • 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
    • May perform other duties assigned.

    Qualifications

    Bachelor degree in science or related field plus 3 years research experience required.

     

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

     

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    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    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: Frequently
    Talk: Occasionally
    Hear: Occasionally
    Taste or smell: Occasionally
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently
    Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Electrical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Radiation

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