Research Associate I, II or III

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/14/2022 2:56 PM)
Requisition ID
2022-81360
Category
Research
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Department
COM Biochemistry & Molecular Koss
Post End Date
3/1/2022

Overview

This position is exposed to laboratory animals

 

We are seeking a highly motivated, organized, and responsible Research Associate to join Dr. Brian Koss’ new Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy lab in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The Research Associate will assist in the setup of a new laboratory and will work directly with Dr. Koss to make major contributions to ongoing research projects. There will be opportunity for attending conferences, collaborating on publications, and supervising undergraduate researchers. The Research Associate duties will include but are not limited to the following: assist with in-vivo experiments; perform flow-cytometry, western blot, PCR, and cell culture techniques; maintain supplies for adequate laboratory function and order supplies and equipment as needed; maintain laboratory safety manuals and equipment. The candidate will demonstrate a willingness to learn new concepts and technical skills, but most meaningfully harbor an enthusiasm for working in a team-based environment. Prior experience with cellular and molecular immunology techniques is highly desired.

 

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

  • Designing and performing research experiments.
  • Analyzing data and assembling figures for publication.
  • Keeping descriptive and accurate records of all experiments performed and analysis.
  • Managing mouse colonies and assist with in-vivo experiments
  • Perform Western blots and PCR, and cell culture techniques; and assist with general laboratory techniques
  • Ordering supplies, attending lab meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Level I: Master’s degree in Science or related field; plus 3 years research and/or research lab experience required OR Bachelor's degree in Science or related field; plus 5 years research and/or research lab experience required

 

Level II:  Master’s degree in Science or related field; plus 4 years research and/or research lab experience required OR Bachelor's degree in science or related field; plus 6 years research and/or research lab experience required

 

Level III:  Master’s degree in Science or related field; plus 5 years research and/or research lab experience required OR Bachelor's degree in science or related field; plus 7 years research and/or research lab experience required

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work closely with various laboratory animals.
  • Proficient with many biochemical and molecular assays
  • Proficient with standard molecular biology techniques.
  • Willing to learn new skills and techniques.
  • Able to keep organized laboratory records and notes.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.

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: Frequently
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: Frequently
Hear: Frequently
Taste or smell: Never
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently
Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Office Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: None

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