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Post Doctoral Fellow - 12 MONTH

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2023

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Type of Position:

Research


Workstudy Position:

No


Job Type:

Regular


Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)


Sponsorship Available:

No


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.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions, you should review before applying for the opening.

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Department:

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Department's Website:


Summary of Job Duties:

The postdoctoral fellow should have a Ph.D in chemistry or a related discipline. The successful candidate is expected to have demonstrated experience in the design and execution of experiments related to single molecule biophysics, particularly using single molecule fluorescence techniques, evidenced by publication in peer-reviewed journals. Preference will be given to candidates who also have experience in recombinant protein expression, purification and fluorescence labeling. Additional experience in one or more of the following areas is also preferred: site-directed mutagenesis of proteins; analysis of single molecule fluorescence data, such as FRET, FCS, Hidden Markovian Modeling, changepoint analysis, auto-/cross-correlation, and/or other statistical methods; experience in transgenic plant biology; skills in mentoring students and in lab management; excellent written and oral communication skills.

The initial appointment will be for 1-year, which can be renewed yearly depending on the availability of funding and a continued satisfactory level of performance in the role. Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others. Travel to professional conferences to present research is also expected and encouraged.


Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in chemistry or related discipline

  • Evidence of scholarship via publication of original research in peer-reviewed journals


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in fluorescence spectroscopy

  • Experience in single molecule spectroscopy or imaging

  • Experience in recombinant protein expression, purification and fluorescence labeling

  • Experience in site-directed mutagenesis of proteins

  • Experience in analysis of single molecule fluorescence data, such as FRET, FCS, Hidden Markovian Modeling, changepoint analysis, auto-/cross-correlation or other statistical methods

  • Experience in transgenic plant biology

  • Demonstrated skills in mentoring students and in lab management

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


Additional Information:


Salary Information:

$55,000


Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Listing of Publications, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status


Recruitment Contact Information:

Colin D. Heyes, Professor, cheyes@uark.edu


All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.


Special Instructions to Applicants:


Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture that embeds inclusion, opportunity, educational excellence and unparalleled access for all.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.


Constant Physical Activity:

N/A


Frequent Physical Activity:

N/A


Occasional Physical Activity:

N/A


Benefits Eligible:

Yes