Post Doctoral Fellow

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

ID: 7081100
Posted: July 14, 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:
The Post Doctoral Fellow will support the research program on improving food safety of poultry and pork supply chains in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science at the University of Arkansas. This position will conduct research in development of innovative biosensors for rapid detection of pathogens and antibiotics for applications in agricultural and food supply systems. This position is a one-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. degree in a discipline related to biosensing technologies, such as biological engineering, food engineering, or chemical engineering

Experience in interdisciplinary research

Preferred Qualifications:

Research experience in the design and fabrication of nanomaterials-based biosensors for detection of pathogenic bacteria and viruses

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Statement of Research Philosophy
Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status


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