• Post Doctoral Fellow

    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/31/2019 3:14 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    COM Peds Developmental Nutrition
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The Post-Doctoral Fellow will work as part of an interdisciplinary team, with access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources, to study mechanisms underlying maternal obesity programming of offspring cardiovascular dysfunction. Projects will focus on studying how maternal nutrition and physical activity during pregnancy program offspring vascular function and are part of an ACNC systems-based approach to carefully characterize how maternal nutrition and physical activity impact offspring health and well-being. These projects are supported by USDA funds.


    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


    • Study physiological functions and pathological alterations in arterial smooth muscle and perivascular adipose tissue.
    • Techniques in the laboratory include RT-PCR, Western blotting, RNAseq, arterial wire myography, blood pressure telemetry, and indirect calorimetry in mouse models.
    • The position offers opportunities for new hypotheses generation and testing, and will support independent thinking.
    • Mentoring for grant writing will be provided and grant submission will be encouraged.
    • May perform other duties as assigned.


    Ph.D. or M.D. in Physiology, Pharmacology, Toxicology or related field is required.


    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Strong statistical and data analysis background.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience in cardiovascular physiology, molecular biology, blood pressure telemetry and vascular contractility.


    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background 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: Frequently
    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: Continuously
    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


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