Program Associate I in Plant Biotechnology
Posting Number NCA146P
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/21916
Working Title Program Associate I in Plant Biotechnology
Position Number 10304
Department Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences
About the University
About the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
The Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas County. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture 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.
About the College/Department
Department Home Page
Job Type Staff
Summary of Job Duties
Program Associate will assist in all aspects of the plant biotechnology research program, laboratory management, and laboratory training of new students. The program associate will generally work in projects related to molecular biology, plant tissue culture, genetic transformation and genomics techniques. The research will involve, but not limited, DNA and RNA analysis, transgenic plant analysis, DNA vector constructions, gene expression analysis, and radioisotope handling. The program associate will manage laboratory orders, laboratory protocols, radioisotope and chemical trash management, laboratory inventory, and the greenhouse. From time to time, the program associate will provide training to the new members of the laboratory.
Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
B.S. in biology or related area, plus three years of related experience OR M.S. in biology or related area. Experience in basic molecular biology and plant tissue culture techniques is required.
Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No
If yes, please specify
Experience in genomics technique is desirable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with other lab members.
Physical activities associated with this position
For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Division's Office of Affirmative Action at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physical Conditions The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts or vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals, biological o
Work Schedule M-F 8-5, Hours can vary
Overtime Eligible No
Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No
Work Location/Building PTSC 115, University of Arkansas
Benefits Eligible Yes
Appointment Percent 100
Salary Commensurate with experience.
Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? Yes
Does this position require a background check? Yes
Does this position require a substance abuse test? Yes
Pre-employment Screening Requirements
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
Posting Detail Information
Future Open Date
Close Date 08/18/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)
Recruitment Contact Information
Departmental Admin. Manager
Special Instructions Summary
Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Internal Posting No
City, St. Fayetteville, AR
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Documents Needed to Apply
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- List of Professional References