Research Associate

Posted Date 1 month ago(11/2/2021 2:16 PM)
Requisition ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
COM Pathology Research A
Post End Date


The Research Associate performs and promotes clinical research and ensures that the integrity and quality of the clinical research trial is maintained and is conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, federal regulations, sponsor guidelines, and institutional policies and procedures. He or she would also perform research assistance by processing biological samples, performing experiments, and managing and analyzing data.


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


  • Perform laboratory procedures related to clinical trials including:
    • Processing of blood, cervical cell, oral, and stool samples
    • Polymerase chain reactions (PCRs)
    • Enzyme-linked immunospot assay
    • Fluorescent-activated cell sorter assay
    • Others
  • Recruit study participants by implementing effective screening strategies.
  • Participates in the determination of participants’ eligibility for a clinical trial.
  • Participates in the ongoing informed consent process.
  • May assist with grant proposals, publications, and presentations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree plus five (5) years of research experience -OR- Master's degree plus three (3) years of research experience required. 


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Good communication skills.
  • Wet bench research experience.
  • Experience with tissue culture and PCR research experience preferred.

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: Frequently
Sit: Frequently
Walk: Frequently
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
Talk: Frequently
Hear: Frequently
Taste or smell: Occasionally
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Office Environment
Noise Level: Quiet
Visual Requirements: Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Sharp objects/tools


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