USA

Research Technician

locationLittle Rock - Arkansas (AR), 72205

atUAMS Medical Center

Estimated salary $14 an hour

Job Description:

Overview:
The Research Technician provides support for research projects in an infectious disease microbiology laboratory within the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. The Research Technician will perform general and more specific laboratory tasks, including: cleaning and sterilization of glassware, general laboratory cleaning, preparation of cell culture media and chemical solutions using appropriate aseptic techniques, preparation of microbiological media, growth and maintenance of bacterial cultures, light maintenance of lab equipment (including water baths, incubators, etc.), performance of basic molecular biology and microbiological techniques (isolation, growth, quantitation, storage and recovery), maintenance of chemical inventories, and data entry. This position may allow for developing own research projects if 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: $29,120 or $14/hr.

Responsibilities:
  • Perform or assist with experiments that provide direct data contribution to ongoing research efforts (includes molecular cloning, RNA and DNA isolation and analysis, PCR and qRT-PCR, cell culture, animal experiments, and bacterial culture).
  • Maintain inventory of
laboratory supplies, cleaning and sterilization of glassware, general cleaning and restocking of the laboratory, making chemical reagents.
  • Maintain of laboratory equipment (water baths, tissue culture hoods, microscope, etc.).
  • May perform other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications:
    High School diploma/GED plus 1 year of experience performing tests in a research laboratory required.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
    • Must have a basic knowledge of the equipment used in a research laboratory.
    • Should be capable of formulating and making stocks of media and other chemical reagents.
    • Must be able to keep organized records and notes needed.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    Prior experience in cell culture techniques and basic microbiological techniques.

    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: Occasionally
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 10 lbs or less
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Occasionally
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Frequently
    Taste or smell: Occasionally
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological, Chemical

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