UAMS - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Research Technologist

Employment typeFull-Time

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  • Job Description

      Req#: R0054565

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      Institution Name:

      University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

      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 patient care and the lives of Arkansans.

      UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks (available for benefits eligible positions only):

      • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for qualifying 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

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      COM | Physiology & Cell Biology

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      Summary of Job Duties:

      The Research Technologist will report directly to the Principal Investigator (PI) Dr. Teresita Bellido, Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology. The Research Technologist will assist the lab manager, senior technicians, and postdoctoral fellows, in the overall organization of the laboratory, provide support for all animal experimentation, mouse data bases, and mouse colony maintenance, assist with regulation compliance and inspections, assist with writing of animal use protocols (AUP) and standard operating procedures for animal experimentation (SOPs), maintain consistency in all experimental protocols, provide oversight on ordering of laboratory supplies, write new experimental and animal surgical protocols, perform technical procedures related to analysis of bone and muscle by histomorphometric approaches, perform and/or provide training and oversight for all surgical protocols in the laboratory.


      • Bachelor's degree in physical, chemical or biological/ health sciences plus two (2) years of research experience required.

      • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Reference Manager).

      Additional Information:


      • Manage the overall organization of the laboratory.

      • Maintain consistency in all experimental protocols.

      • Participate in strategic planning of animal experimentation.

      • Ensure effective coordination of day-to-day operations and monitor the progress and performance of all experimentation (including in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo approaches).

      • Coordinate the agenda, and write the minutes and action items for the meetings of the PI with all members of the research group (general lab meeting) and with subgroups of researchers for specific projects.

      • Work with the lab manager on all animal experimentation.

      • Perform surgical protocols in the laboratory under the direction of the lab manager, senior technicians, and postdoctoral fellows.

      • Manage mouse databases.

      • Maintain mouse colonies.

      • Perform technical procedures related to the analysis of bone and muscle by histomorphometric approaches.

      • Help the lab manager train new technical personnel, fellows, and students in protocols and procedures involving animals.

      • Maintain a seamless interaction with the director and personnel of the University Animal Laboratory regarding animal health and animal care charges.

      • Work with the lab manager to write/ edit animal use protocols (AUP) as necessary.

      • Write standard operating procedures for animal experimentation (SOPs).

      • Work with the lab manager in developing new AUP and SOPs as needed for new research developed by the PI.

      • Assist the PI in the submission of AUPs and SOPs for institutional regulatory reviews.

      • Assist the PI in the revision of AUPs and SOPs applications requested by the regulatory reviews.

      • Assist the PI and the lab manager with compliance regulations and inspections.

      • Maintain controlled substance inventory.

      • Maintain records of animal experiments inventory to ensure compliance with regulations.

      • Perform other duties as assigned.

      Salary Information:

      Commensurate with education and experience

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      Special Instructions to Applicants:

      Recruitment Contact Information:

      Please contact for any recruiting related questions.

      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.

      Constant Physical Activity:

      Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Sharps, Standing, Talking, Walking

      Frequent Physical Activity:

      Hearing, Reaching, Repetitive Motion, Sharps, Sitting, Standing, Talking, Walking

      Occasional Physical Activity:

      Climbing, Crouching, Kneeling, Lifting, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Sharps, Sitting, Standing, Talking, Walking

      Benefits Eligible:

  • About the company

      The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is a public medical school in Little Rock, Arkansas.