• Post Doctoral Fellow

    Posted Date 7 days ago(7/10/2019 3:19 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    COM Microbiology & Immunology
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The Post Doctoral Fellow requires 100% effort towards various research grants supervised by Dr. Daniel Voth.


    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 is based on experience


    • Perform experiments relating to cell biology, immunology, and bacteriology.
    • Responsible for growth of mammalian cells and bacteria, conduct research to understand the host cell response to bacterial infections using molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, and immunological methods including western blotting, immunoprecipitation, molecular genetic techniques, and DNA and plasmid preparation and transformation.
    • Write scientific manuscripts and grant proposals by supplying information pertaining to experiments undertaken as described and composing initial manuscript drafts.
    • Reading scientific literature to design new experiments.
    • Develop new research skills that strengthen his/her independent research ability.
    • Organize and oversee daily operations of the laboratory, including: ordering supplies and small equipment, maintaining, chemical inventories, entering computerized data, and performing routine chemical and instrumental safety checks.
    • Train graduate students, other postdoctoral researchers, technicians, and any temporary undergraduate students that enter the lab.
    • May perform other duties as assigned.


    Ph.D., M.D, or D.V.M. in Life Sciences emphasis in Microbiology, cell biology, or biochemistry or related field plus 2 years of postdoctoral experience in microbiology or a related biological field required.


    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Techniques in molecular biology, cell biology, and immunology.
    • Good communication skills including communicating with others, presenting scientific findings at scientific conferences, and writing scientific manuscripts and grant proposals.
    • At least 3 years’ experience in laboratory training that include cloning, PCR/RT-PCR, western blot, and aseptic mammalian cell culture handling.


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



    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Occasionally
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 10 lbs or less
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Occasionally
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Frequently
    Taste or smell: Occasionally
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Office Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological, Chemical


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