Postdoctoral Fellow in Biological Sciences

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

ID: 7077882
Posted: May 4, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Institution Name:
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Summary of Job Duties:
A postdoctoral research position is available in the Laboratory of Cellular Bioenergetics and Mitochondrial Disorders at the University of Arkansas under the direction of Dr. Iyer.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will employ innovative approaches including patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells, bioenergetics, metabolomics to engage in independent reasoning and excited about integrating molecular biology, cell and developmental biology, and omic technologies to understand mechanisms of pathophysiology of pediatric mitochondrial disorders. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work with a range of technologies in imaging, metabolic assessments, and stem cell biology and publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals. The position will also gain valuable experience with writing grant proposals, supervising graduate and undergraduate students, and developing multidisciplinary collaborations.

The Department of Biological Sciences at U of A is a highly diverse and research active environment that provides researchers with many opportunities for learning and research collaborations. Of note, active collaborations between other departments on campus at U of A and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) located in Little Rock are ongoing within the department.

The is a two-year appointment, renewable based on the need for the position, availability of funding, and continued satisfactory level of performance in the role.

Minimum qualifications:

Ph.D. and/or M.D. with at least five years of postdoctoral training conferred by the time of appointment

Experience with peer-reviewed research manuscript preparation, submission, and publication as a first author

Demonstrated effective communications skills

Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects and work independently in a collaborative environment


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