Post Doctoral Fellow

Posted Date 1 month ago(10/19/2021 11:26 AM)
Requisition ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
COM Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Post End Date


The Post Doctoral Fellow will need to be a highly motivated candidate with demonstrated ability for independent experimental design and research. Projects include molecular understanding of RNA processing mis-regulation in cancer and developing targeted therapeutic tools to correct aberrant RNA processing, such as splicing, nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD), mRNA transport etc. The lab will leverage interdisciplinary approaches combining genomics/transcriptomics/proteomics profiling, biochemical investigation, and computational biology. The candidate will conduct literature reviews, validate targets, elucidate mechanism of actions, and develop tools for therapeutic targeting. The candidate should work independently as well as in the team environment and drive project from inception to completion. This position will provide an excellent career development opportunity, an interactive work environment, and a learning experience to advance discovery target and pre clinical 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.


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


  • Perform basic molecular and cell biology experiments.
  • Generate and maintain cancer model cells or animals, RNA and protein isolation and characterization.
  • Use of radioisotope materials.
  • Flow cytometry analysis.
  • Computational data analysis and experimental validation.
  • Analyze and interpret experimental data.
  • Present research results in meetings and conferences.
  • Write manuscripts and grant proposals to the NIH or other local, national or international funding sources to obtain resources to expand studies and develop new research projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • PhD in molecular biology or related field required.
  • Experience in RNA biology, cancer biology or stem cell research preferred.

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: Frequently
Sit: Frequently
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: Frequently
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, Radiation


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