Senior Research Assistant in Biological Sciences
University of Arkansas
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The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary. Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions, you should review before applying for the opening. If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process, please submit a request via the : Request an Accommodation. Applicants are required to submit a request for each position of which they have applied. For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at .Department:BISC | Department of Biological Sciences Research Assistants 27 Department’s Website: of Job Duties:The Senior Research Assistant will support activities of multidisciplinary research experiments involving cell biology, imaging and bioenergetics in the Department of Biological Sciences in active coordination with collaborators in biomedical engineering. In addition, this hire will contribute to multiple ongoing collaborative projects, as well as setting up a Bioenergetics Research Core. Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others. The Department of Biological Sciences at U of A is a highly diverse and research active environment that provides researchers with many opportunities for learning and research collaborations. Of note, active collaborations between other departments on campus at U of A and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) located in Little Rock are ongoing within the department. The is a two-year appointment, renewable based on the need for the position, availability of funding, and continued satisfactory level of performance in the role.Qualifications: Minimum qualifications: – Bachelor’s of sciences (with at least three years of experience) or a Master’s of sciences in a relevant area (life sciences, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, or other related sciences) conferred by the time of appointment Preferred qualifications: – Demonstrated and proven ability to troubleshoot and sustain diverse activities simultaneously and carry out controlled experiments employing standard protocols and rigorous sterile technique Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: – General knowledge of scientific theory and methods – Effective oral and written communication skills – General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs – Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately – Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience Required Documents to Apply: Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume Optional Documents: Proof of Veteran Status Recruitment Contact Information: Dr. Shilpa iYer, Chair of the Search Committee, All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.Additional Information: About the College: The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 3 schools, 16 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president, and longtime U.S. senator. The mission of the College comes from the writings of Senator Fulbright: ‘…the highest function of higher education is the teaching of things in perspective, toward the purposes of enriching the life of the individual, cultivating the free and inquiring mind, and advancing the effort to bring reason, justice, and humanity into the relations of men and nations.’ The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The Fulbright College promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds. About the Department: The Department of Biological Sciences emphasizes cell and molecular biology, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Biological Sciences maintains one of the largest undergraduate majors in the university. Special topics courses, interdisciplinary graduate programs and undergraduate research opportunities expose students to a rigorous background in basic and advanced biology and allow for specialized coursework.Pre-employment Screening Requirements:Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.Constant Physical Activity:N/AFrequent Physical Activity:N/AOccasional Physical Activity:Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive MotionBenefits Eligible:Yes The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.