Research Associate II

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Cammack Village, AR
Closing date
Jun 30, 2022

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This position is exposed to laboratory animals

A Research Associate II position is available in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The laboratory focuses on understanding the molecular pathways of kidney injury resulting from transplantation and applying therapeutics to improve renal outcome after transplantation. The Research Associate will contribute to NIH-funded research by using cell/molecular biology, immunohistochemical, cell signaling, and rat models of transplantation to understand how cold-ischemia during preservation impacts long-term outcome of kidney transplants. Applicant is expected to perform animal surgery with microsurgery skills..

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.

The safety of our team members at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is our top priority. For this reason, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with our Student & Employee Health Services dept. UAMS will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.

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 offered commensurate with experience


  • Perform animal surgery with micro-surgical skills.
  • Preform microsurgery & basic animal husbandry.
  • Write manuscripts and grants.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in Bioscience for related field plus six (6) years of research experience required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Ability to perform animal surgery with micro-surgical skills.
  • Ability to work closely with various laboratory animal specimens.

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: Occasionally
Sit: Occasionally
Walk: Occasionally
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Occasionally
Talk: Occasionally
Hear: Occasionally
Taste or smell: Never
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Not required
Hazards: Biological, Chemical

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