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University of Arkansas

Research Technician for Muscle Physiology



Full Time

On Site


Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

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Type of Position:


Workstudy Position:


Job Type:

Fixed Duration of Project/Grant (Fixed Term)

Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. 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.

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HHPR | Molecule Muscle Mass Regulation Laboratory

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Summary of Job Duties:

The primary duties and responsibilities of the Research Technician for Muscle Physiology include, but are not limited to: work closely with Dr. Kevin Murach and colleagues in overseeing successful completion of research projects; perform research animal experiments with gene manipulation transgenic procedures; tissue sample analysis including, but not limited to, immunohistochemistry, Western blotting, RT-PCR, fluorescent activated cell sorting, DNA isolation, and genotyping; perform tissue culture experiments and maintenance of required cell lines; care for and experiment with animal colonies; perform clerical duties associated with the lab such as ordering supplies and tracking finances; and training students on basic lab techniques. Some travel may be required.

This is a one-year appointment, renewable based on the need for the position, availability of funding, and continued satisfactory level of performance in the role.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the basic sciences, such as biology, or related field (exercise science, physiology, etc.) from an accredited institution of higher education

  • Experience with animal husbandry

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science from an accredited institution of higher education

  • Evidence of expertise with molecular biology techniques

  • Evidence of ability to collaborate and work well in a team

  • Experience with experimental design, manuscript preparation, and grant writing

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team and follow laboratory protocols

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title)

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Dr. Kevin Murach, Assistant Professor,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site [Register to View]

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:

Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

Frequent Physical Activity:

Hearing, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Standing, Talking

Occasional Physical Activity:

Pulling, Pushing

Benefits Eligible: