Research Assistant, Full-Time Weekdays

at Arkansas Childrens in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

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Full time


CC038351 ACRI ACNC General Salary


Assists investigators in many aspects of the research projects including conducting experiments, operating equipment, analyzing the samples utilizing various assay techniques and compiling the data for various presentations.Assists in the development of new assays and experimental techniques when appropriate.

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1. Laboratory Experiments

+ Reads, understands and questions protocols to ensure reliable research results.

+ Conducts experiments carefully and accurately according to supervisor’s directions.

+ Learns, develops and conducts new techniques where appropriate.

+ Assists in the experimental design and planning for protocols.

+ Assists in the development of new lab methods, assays and experimental techniques and procedures.

+ Records all data in appropriate data collection forms in a timely manner.

2. Laboratory Assays

+ Collects laboratory samples and learns and conducts various assays to analyze the samples carefully and accurately according to the supervisor’s directions.

+ Learns and properly operates lab equipment needed to conduct all aspects of the research protocols.

+ Returns unused samples to their proper storage area that is clearly identified.Maintains a written record of assay methods, calculations, conditions and results in the lab notebook.

+ Prepares reports of lab results and follows up that it is placed in a secure area of the server for later retrieval by certain personnel.

+ Uses good judgment in solving common assay problems.

3. Laboratory Chemicals, Equipment and Maintenance

+ Takes responsibility to learn, operate and maintain lab equipment to insure that it is operating properly and safely and is left in good condition after completion of assays.

+ Ensures that appropriate lab personnel are trained properly in the use and maintenance of equipment.

+ Demonstrates a working knowledge of the use and proper care of equipment.Reads and understands the MSDS’s of any chemical or radioactive material before using.

+ Ensures that proper documentation of chemical and radioactive materials in the lab are in the MSDS binder for that lab and works with other personnel to maintain a list of where each material is located.

+ Uses radioactive and hazardous chemicals in a safe and prudent manner.

+ Labels samples and reagents with complete identification information.

+ Keeps careful records of radioactive and chemical usage.

+ Disposes of radioactivity and chemicals appropriately as required by law.

4. Miscellaneous Responsibilities

+ Keeps work areas clean and organized.

+ Orders replacement reagents and equipment in a timely manner.

+ Anticipates problems and corrects them and/or notifies the supervisor(s) in a timely manner.

+ Participates in the evaluation of research results and recommends refinements in scientific protocols used in research.

+ Analyzes data and assists in the interpretation of results for assigned projects.

+ Plans time off well in advance around research projects and utilizes the ACH

+ Employee system to clock time or time off appropriately before payroll.

+ Attends seminars and meetings as instructed by the supervisor.

+ Obtains materials pertinent to the research (from other investigators) to conduct it properly.

+ Other duties may be assigned by management associated with the position that are determined to be within the incumbent’s knowledge, skills and abilities.

5. Supervisory Responsibilities

+ Works closely with the supervisor(s) to insure that proper procedures are carried out by various lab personnel in a timely manner to meet time critical deadlines.

+ Assists in the supervision and evaluation of lab personnel.


+ Required – Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university – Field of Study: Biological Sciences


+ This position has no Experience requirements


+ This position has no Certification/License/Registry requirements


+ Required - Must be able to follow written and oral procedures to carry out experiments and document well any changes that occur to the standard protocols.

+ Required - Experience with computers and software, such as the MS Office products as well as graphics software.

+ Preferred - Good organizational, written and verbal skills as well as the ability to meet target dates and learn new techniques.

+ Preferred - This position may require supervisory skills to oversee various lab projects and personnel.

+ Preferred - Must be able to perform research under specific deadlines.


+ Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight Up to 50 pounds(Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person)

+ Noise Level Noise Level

+ Physical Activity Climb or balance

+ Physical Activity Reach with hands and arms

+ Physical Activity Sit

+ Physical Activity Stand

+ Physical Activity Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend

+ Physical Activity Talk or hear

+ Physical Activity Use hands to touch, handle, or feel

+ Physical Activity Walk

+ Physical Environment Inside Office Environment / conditions

+ Physical Environment Laboratory animal allergens

+ Safety Sensitivity This position has been designated as safety sensitive.

Children are at the center of everything we do. Arkansas Children’s ( is the only hospital system in the state solely dedicated to caring for children, which allows our organization to uniquely shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas.

As Champions for Children, Arkansas Children’s Hospital has joined the elite 6 percent of hospitals in the world that have Magnet Status ( . Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is the most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes.

Arkansas Children’s is driven by four core values: safety, teamwork, compassion and excellence. These values inform every decision and every action, from the aggressive pursuit of zero hospital infections to treating each family with dignity, kindness and concern. These core values fundamentally guide our work at Arkansas Children’s.

For more than a century, Arkansas Children’s has continuously evolved to meet the unique needs of the children of Arkansas and beyond. Today, Arkansas Children’s is more than just a hospital treating sick kids – our services include two hospitals, a pediatric research institute, a foundation, clinics, education and outreach, all with an unyielding commitment to making children better today and healthier tomorrow.

Arkansas Children’s reaches more children in more ways where they live, learn and play. Our system includes a 336-bed hospital in Little Rock with the state’s only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, burn center, Level 4 neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care, and research institute as well as a nationally-recognized transport service. We are nationally ranked by U.S. News World Report ( in four specialties (2017-18): Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery, ranked No. 37; Neonatology, No. 38; Pediatric Pulmonology, r

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Job Posting: JC193824136

Posted On: Oct 02, 2021

Updated On: Oct 28, 2021