Post Doctoral Fellow

Posted Date 5 days ago(4/7/2021 11:41 AM)
Requisition ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
COM Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Post End Date


A Post-Doctoral position is available in the Enemark lab for highly motivated applicants to study the structure and function of helicase proteins and their mechanism of action on nucleic acids. The laboratory is located in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The department is highly interactive with extensive expertise and interest in fundamental nucleic acids processes.


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 the structure and function of helicase proteins and their mechanism of action on nucleic acids. 
  • Under the guidance of the scientific mentor, performs research techniques including but not limited to protein expression and purification, sample optimization, structure determination, and structure analysis. 
  • Attends and presents at national and international meetings and workshops. 
  • With Principal Investigator, may mentor or train graduate students, medical students, or undergraduate students.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Ph.D. or M.D. equivalent in a Bioscience or related field.


Knowledge,Skills & Abilities

  • Protein purification, cell culture, proteomics, and general laboratory experience.
  • Postdoctoral experience or relevant equivalent experience.
  • Experience protein crystallography and/or cryoEM.
  • Experience in biochemistry and a keen interest in structural biology.

UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Physical Requirements

Stand: Occasionally
Sit: Occasionally
Walk: Occasionally
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Occasionally
Talk: Occasionally
Hear: Occasionally
Taste or smell: Never
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently
Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Not required
Hazards: Biological, Chemical


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