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Research Associate I

Company: University of Arkansas
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Current University of Arkansas System employees including student employees and graduate assistants need to log into Workday on My Apps. Simply enter "Find Jobs" in the Workday search bar to view open positions. All Job Postings will close at 12:01 a.m. CT on the specified Closing Date (if designated). To view the job posting closing date please return to the search for jobs page. If you close the browser or exit your application prior to submitting, the application process will be saved as a draft. You will be able to access and complete the application through "My Draft Applications" located on your Candidate Home page. Type of Position: Academic (Non-Classified) Job Type: Regular Work Shift: Sponsorship Available: No Institution Name: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 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 patient care and the lives of Arkansans. The safety of our team members at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is our top priority. For this reason, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with our Student & Employee Health Services dept. UAMS will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance. UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks (available for benefits eligible positions only): Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for qualifying 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 Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button. 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 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). At UAMS we value Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Visit our website to learn more: For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at . Department: COM Biochemistry & Molecular Birrer Lab Department's Website: Summary of Job Duties: The Research Associate I position reports directly to the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Director and is involved in all technical aspects of a laboratory focusing on the genomics of ovarian cancer. The position is responsible for maintaining day-to-day operations of the laboratory, including supplies, equipment maintenance, data collection, and following experimental protocols. The position is also involved in designing various aspects of research protocols, including grant and protocol writing. The Research Associate I is responsible for implementation and reporting of research projects involving human and animal specimens. This position provides administrative support to the laboratory through ordering supplies and overseeing expenditures. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree plus five (5) years of research experience required. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of laboratory work. Experience in biology/molecular biology. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree is biochemistry, molecular biology, biology or related field. Certified Research Specialist. CPR/AED certified. Purity in nucleic acids experience. PCR, sequencing and bioinformatics experience. Additional Information: Responsibilities: Responsible for day-to-day maintenance of all supplies and solutions needed for the continued operation of the lab. Collects, analyzes, and reports data. Collects, prepares, analyzes, dissects and evaluates specimens and/or tissue cultures from human and animal samples. Operates, maintains, and calibrates instruments and equipment. Assists, supports, and coordinates with research partners and vendors, training new students and incoming lab personnel. Performs experiments in molecular biology, cell culture, animal work, and handling/examination of specimens (human and animal), microscopy and imaging, and performs a wide variety of assays, tests, and procedures. Handles lab animals and performs necessary procedures. Involved in designing certain aspects of research projects and independently conducts work complimentary to overall research objectives. Performs literature research/collection. Assists in writing research protocols, SOP's, manuscripts, and grants. Assists with writing, preparing, and implementing clinical trials. Creates and maintains detailed research records and databases. Prepares and presents PowerPoint presentations based on research project data. Orders supplies through Workday, maintains inventory, and manages laboratory spending budget. May perform other duties as assigned. Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience Required Documents to Apply: Resume Optional Documents: Special Instructions to Applicants: Recruitment Contact Information: Please contact for any recruiting related questions. All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site Please do not send to listed recruitment contact. Pre-employment Screening Requirements: No Background Check Required This position is subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. Constant Physical Activity: N/A Frequent Physical Activity: Feeling, Grasping, Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Standing, Talking, Walking Occasional Physical Activity: Crouching, Kneeling, Lifting Benefits Eligible: Yes

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