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Research Assistant I

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UAMS Medical Center

Company : UAMS Medical Center

Country: United States

Location : Little Rock, Arkansas

Post: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 12:07:35 GMT

Expires: Sun, 17 Oct 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Overview:
*This position is exposed to laboratory animals*

 

A Research Assistant is needed for Dr. Yaccoby laboratory of multiple myeloma translational research. Specifically, the studies involve the role of novel myeloma subpopulations in the disease progression, novel antibody and drug treatments. The work involves in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo experimental models and cellular and molecular techniques. The Technician will be responsible for ordering routine lab supplies, maintaining routine equipment such as cell incubator and liquid nitrogen tank, and routine maintenance of cultured cells and media. The Technician should be experienced in cell cultures, co-cultures, colony assays, RNA and DNA extraction, PCR, ELISA procedures, fast learner of protocols involving purification of cells from bone marrow aspirates, and constructing the established SCID-rab mouse model. The position involve the use of flow cytometry, immunoassays and immunohistochemistry.  The in vivo work includes engraftment of myeloma cells in the SCID-rab mouse model, monitoring tumor growth by measurement of human immunoglobulins in mice serum by ELISA and imaging and taking mice x-rays. The Technician should be proficient in data collection and presentation and basic statistical analyses.

 

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

Vacation, 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:
Develops, modifies, and performs experimental procedures for use in the lab.

Collect and organize experimental data. Daily interaction of the pathology Core lab.

Responsible for ordering routine lab supplies and orders, and maintaining routine lab needs such as cell incubators, liquid nitrogen tanks, and culture media.

Trains new employees and instructs students.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in biomedical science, biology, animal science medicine or related field plus three (3) years of  research experience OR

Master’s degree in biomedical science, biology, animal science medicine or related field plus one (1) year of research experience required.

Must be able to work closely with various lab animal specimens.

UAMS is an  and  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 (phone number removed) 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: Frequently
Talk: Frequently
Hear: Frequently
Taste or smell: Occasionally
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Medical Facility Environment
Noise Level: Quiet
Visual Requirements: Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Sharp objects/tools

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