Research Associate III

Posted Date 5 days ago(4/7/2021 2:41 PM)
Requisition ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
COM Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Post End Date


The Research Associate III position is available to assist in the management of laboratory operations and to conduct scientific research, particularly in the area of our NIH-funded project of DNA replication. Laboratory management will include procuring laboratory supplies, assisting in the diagnosis and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment, reagents, or procedures and generating reagents for the entire research group. The scientific research responsibilities will be based on experience, needs, and interests.  These may include protein purification, molecular biology, biochemical assays, crystallization trials, and/or working towards cryo-EM structure determination with local and national facilities.


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


  • Preparation of samples for structural analysis by protein expression and purification.
  • Generation of new protein expression constructs by molecular biology approaches, and screening samples for structural study. 
  • Independent analysis of structure following a period of on-the-job training. 
  • Duties will include biochemical assays such as DNA-unwinding and ATPase assays.
  • Placing orders (obtaining quotes, filling and submitting ordering forms, tracking order status and receiving orders).
  • Maintaining records of laboratory inventories (supplies).
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment (centrifuges, chromatography equipment)
  • Training of new employees and/or students in basic laboratory techniques.
  • Overseeing staff compliance with the University, State and Federal guidelines for the safe operation of a laboratory.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in bioscience or related field plus seven (7) years of research experience required.


Preferred Qualifications:

Laboratory experience


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Physical Requirements

Stand: Occasionally
Sit: Occasionally
Walk: Occasionally
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
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: Not required
Hazards: Biological, Chemical


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