• Post Doctoral Fellow

    Posted Date 7 days ago(8/13/2019 5:06 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    COM Peds Developmental Nutrition
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The Post Doctoral Fellow is expected to work on federal grant funded research projects, which aim to understand how prenatal/postnatal environmental influences as well as nutrition/lifestyle during childhood potentially affect infant and children’s brain development. 

    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.


    This is a provisional position funded by an external grant or contract.  Continued employment in this position is reliant upon grant (or contract) funding continuation.


    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


    • Develop and implement advanced MRI methods for neonatal/pediatric neuroimaging.
    • Produce high quality MRI data acquisition and management.
    • Develop sophisticated brain imaging data analysis using cutting-edge tools.
    • May perform other duties as assigned.


    • A PhD in physics, biomedical engineering, neuroscience, or related field required. (MD with relevant research experience and seeking additional research training before residency can also be considered)
    • Experience in neuroimaging MRI data acquisition and analysis
    • Demonstrated record of research publication
    • Good verbal and written communication skills

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background and check and drug screen. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


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

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Occasionally
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Occasionally
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Office Environment
    Noise Level: Quiet
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Sharp objects/tools


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