Research Assistant

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Research Assistant will report to and work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) in a dynamic research laboratory environment. This person will 1) plan and conduct biological research studies using human specimens and animal models under the direction of the PI (20%); 2) prepare and analyze biological samples from those studies using common biochemical techniques such as western blotting, PCR, and microscopy (50%); 3) develop or modify standard testing procedures (10%); 4) perform administrative duties including record keeping, supply inventory, and supply ordering (10%); and 5) attend to other duties as assigned (10%). The candidate must have the ability to organize and manage laboratory space and inventory and must exercise great attention to detail. He or she must also have the ability to communicate effectively within the lab and with department administrators and purchasing personnel, and to contribute information and ideas across all relevant aspects of lab efforts. The primary areas of research emphasis in the laboratory are 1) exploring pathophysiological mechanisms of xenobiotic toxicity, 2) developing biomarkers of drug-induced liver injury, and 3) elucidating fundamental molecular mechanisms of tissue repair after injury.



  • Plan and execute experiments involving human specimens as well as rodent models of disease
  • Prepare and analyze biological samples using common biochemical techniques
  • Develop, modify, or apply new testing procedures for the laboratory
  • Administrative duties, such as inventory management
  • Other duties as assigned


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of research experience

Education, special or professional: Completed undergraduate degree in biology, chemistry, or related field.

Special knowledge, abilities and skills:

  • Highly motivated.
  • Highly organized and responsible.
  • Experience working with animals in research.
  • Experience performing common laboratory techniques, including western blotting and PCR.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


Special knowledge, abilities and skills: Experience performing cell culture.

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Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must upload a resume to be considered for this position.

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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. 

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Frequent Physical Activity:

Feeling, Grasping, Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Standing, Talking, Walking

Occasional Physical Activity:

Balancing, Climbing, Crouching, Driving, Kneeling, Lifting, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Stooping

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