• Post Doctoral Fellow

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/27/2018 5:18 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    CPH Epidemiology
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The Post Doctoral Fellow will work in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology, with special emphasis on birth defects research.  Fellows will be expected to participate in new and ongoing research projects, write manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications and submit grant proposals. The Fellow will also assist the Principal Investigator on literature reviews, manuscripts (e.g., journal articles, abstracts, book chapters), grant proposals and promotional and educational material (e.g., annual research reports, general information articles). 



    Salary offered commensurate to experience


    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




    1. Develop and initiate work plans and timelines to fulfill study requirements.
    2. Provide updates and status reports to the PI on a regular basis.
    3. Participate in cooperative activities with funding agencies and other funded sites including participation in conference calls, meetings and study subcommittees to enhance developmental aspects of the study protocol and dissemination of data.
    4. Serve as liaison and coordinate interaction between participating laboratories, data managers, data analysts and bioinformatics professionals involved in the projects.
    5. Proactively identify barriers, explore solutions, propose and implement solutions while engaging the appropriate stakeholder(s).
    6. Establish and foster collaborative relationships with stakeholders interested in birth defects research locally and nationally to ensure ample and effective communication resulting in scientific products.
    7. In collaboration with stakeholders, resolve research issues and questions of methodology, analysis and interpretation.
    8. Coordinate study investigator/team meetings to build and foster multidisciplinary collaborative interactions to advance the science of birth defects research. Includes scheduling, development of agenda, slide presentation, handouts, recording of minutes, etc.
    9. Conducts literature searches, reviews research findings
    10. Critically appraises biomedical literature to identify gaps in current knowledge and to describe and evaluate new methodologies and new research discoveries




    Doctorate degree in Epidemiology (or related field) from an accredited university or within 9 months of obtaining doctorate degree. Proficiency in data analysis using data software is required (e.g., SAS, STATA, R, etc.).


    UAMS is an inclusive Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. 


    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Never
    Sit: Never
    Walk: Never
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Never
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 10 lbs or less
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Never
    Talk: Never
    Hear: Never
    Taste or smell: Never
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently
    Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Office Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Not required
    Hazards: None


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