Post Doctoral Fellow

Posted Date 2 months ago(8/31/2020 2:55 PM)
Requisition ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
COM Peds Developmental Nutrition
Post End Date


The Post Doctoral Fellow will work as part of an interdisciplinary and translational team, with access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources to carry out both clinical and basic science studies. Using a wide range of established animal models, we are trying to understand how stressors during gestational/embryonic stages impact the development and physiology of adipose tissue in offspring. A multidisciplinary strategy is being used in this study, which includes animal experiments, metabolic phenotyping, in vivo functional assays and in vitro cell culture studies, next-generation sequencing, bioinformatics and microbiome analyses. The candidate will perform laboratory-based research in this area including the design, implementation, analysis, and interpretation of laboratory experiments, and assist in grant and manuscript preparation.


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


  • To study the maternal role in programming of offspring metabolism with a special emphasis on adipose tissue development. 
  • Laboratory-based research of animal experiments, metabolic phenotyping, in vivo functional assays and in vitro cell culture studies, next-generation sequencing, bioinformatics and microbiome analyses.


  • Ph.D. or M.D. /Ph.D. in biological sciences, nutrition, exercise sciences, or equivalent is required.

Preferred Requirements: 

  • Demonstrated ability to independently complete complex research programs.
  • Proficiency in scientific oral and written communications 
  • Experience with animal experiments
  • Familiarity with primary cell culture, qRT-PCR, RNA/DNA isolation and purification, transcriptome analysis.
  • Familiarity with R programming language and Next Gen Sequencing pipelines.


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: Frequently
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, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Sharp objects/tools


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