Assistant Staff Scientist

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
United States AR Little Rock


An Assistant Staff Scientist position is available in the in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ( at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to extract and compile medical research data from existing databases within the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. This position works closely with CI faculty to perform targeted database queries and distribute requested data in compliance with Institutional Review Board (IRB) rules and regulations.

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

Clean and compile new data entries from clinical systems. Perform QC checks to ensure data integrity. Add new users and/or changing user permissions. Coordinate with researchers to extract requested data from clinical databases. Other duties as assigned.


Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or related field required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Experience with clinical trials or clinical data.
Experience with at least one of the following:  SAS, R(R project for statistical computing) and/or SPSS (1 year).
Experience with MS-SQL (1 year) and MS Excel (1+ years).
Experience in database management.
Able to design and maintain MS-Access database, especially forms and VBA modules.
Able to design, maintain and extract data from MS-SQL databases.
Knowledge of basic biology.
Knowledge of IRB rules and regulations, ensure adherence to FDA CFR policies.

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).

Start date

To be determined

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