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Research Associate III

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University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences

Little Rock, AR

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Requisition ID 2018-42953

Category Research

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Department COM Microbiology & Immunology Chlamydi

Post End Date 6/15/2018


The Research Associate III performs experiments, conducts research, writes scientific manuscripts, develops research programs, and daily operations in the laboratory for various research grants.

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 to experience.

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


* Performs experiments relating to the molecular genetics of virulence gene regulation in the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus.

* Responsible for growth of bacteria, conduct research pertaining to virulence gene regulation by using molecular genetics and biochemistry methods including enzyme and protein assays, molecular genetic techniques, and DNA and plasmid preparation and transformation.

* Participates in animal studies to assess the role of virulence regulation in staphylococcal pathogenesis.

* Assists with writing scientific manuscripts by supplying information pertaining to experiments undertaken as described.

* Develops research programs that promote his/her independent research career.

* Organizes and oversees the daily operations of the laboratory including ordering supplies and small equipment, maintaining chemical inventories, entering computerized data, and performing routine chemical and radiation safety checks.

* Helps train graduate students, other postdoctoral researchers, and any temporary undergraduate students that enter the lab.

* May perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

* Ph.D in Life Sciences with an emphasis in Microbiology or Biochemistry PLUS three (3) years of postdoctoral experience in microbiology or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

* Expertise in bacteriology, in bacterial genetics, and with molecular biology techniques

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: Occasionally

Talk: Occasionally

Hear: Occasionally

Taste or smell: Occasionally

Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently

Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment

Noise Level: Moderate

Visual Requirements: Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity

Hazards: Biological, Chemical


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The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock is the only academic health sciences university in the state of Arkansas. We are the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees in 73 of Arkansas’ 75 counties. UAMS and its clinical affiliates, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center, are an economic engine for the state with an annual economic impact of $3.92 billion.

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