Research Associate

at UAMS (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Research Associate

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Position Type

Regular Full-Time


COM Pathology Research A

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The Research Associate performs and promotes clinical research and ensures that the integrity and quality of the clinical research trial is maintained and is conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, federal regulations, sponsor guidelines, and institutional policies and procedures. He or she would also perform research assistance by processing biological samples, performing experiments, and managing and analyzing data.

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

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









Performs laboratory procedures related to clinical trials such as processing of blood and cervical cell samples, performing experiments, analyzing and interpreting data.

Recruit study participants by implementing effective screening strategies.

Participates in the determination of participants' eligibility for a clinical trial.

Assesses and evaluates potential participants' pertinent medical and historical information.

Participates in the ongoing informed consent process.

Completes and documents study participant enrollment, treatment, assessment, toxicity, education, follow-up, and other related clinical trials activities.

Performs and coordinates study participant interventions as required.

May assist with grant proposals, publication preparation, and presentations.

Proficiently prepare and process new Institutional Review Board (IRB) research proposals, amendments, continuing review applications, and adverse events according to institutional and departmental policies, procedures, and federal regulations.

Interacts with and assists the public in a professional and friendly manner as needed. Demonstrates effective communication skills.

Communicates accurate and complete information.

Maintains strict confidentiality when necessary.

Perform other duties as assigned.









Bachelor's degree plus five (5) years of research experience -OR- Master's degree plus three (3) years of research experience required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Good communication skills.

Wet bench research experience.

Experience with tissue culture and PCR research experience preferred.






Physical Requirements



Stand: Frequently

Sit: Frequently

Walk: Frequently

Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently

Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs

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 Office Environment

Noise Level: Quiet

Visual Requirements: Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity

Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Sharp objects/tools


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).

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Job Posting: 3057872

Posted On: Sep 17, 2021

Updated On: Oct 03, 2021