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I3R Post Doctoral Fellow (Anticipated Current and Future Openings)

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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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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Post-Doctoral Fellow I3R

About the Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research (I³R):

The Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research (I3R) at University of Arkansas pioneers solutions to wicked problems through convergence research across academic, industry, government, and non-profit sectors to make a positive societal impact by creating and deploying innovations at scale.

You will have the opportunity to collaborate with purpose-driven coworkers in one of the fastest-growing and most naturally beautiful regions in the U.S. You will join a growing team of visionary researchers and thought leaders dedicated to working with a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem to deliver innovative solutions. I³R is committed to building a diverse, collaborative, and inclusive team and cultivating a welcoming atmosphere where all opinions are valued, all voices are heard, and ideas become reality.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will work as a member of I³R’s team focused on advancing integrative health by providing healthy food and health technologies in a manner that is secure, resilient, and accessible to all. Competitive applicants will be those who are interested in contributing to this mission and who have expertise and/or seek post-doctoral training in one or more of the following areas: food systems and food technology (including technology for resilient agricultural systems, agricultural economics, cellular agriculture, genomics, and nutrition), health technology (including bioelectronics, wearable devices, medical robotics, internet of medical things, medical imaging, neuroscience, and virtual and augmented reality), cross-cutting technologies to support food and health (including artificial intelligence, data science, cybersecurity, regulatory science), and law, policy, community development and engagement to support integrative health. Of special interest are research and development efforts that focus on the translation of basic research to design and development of products, technologies, and subsequent deployment. The post-doctoral fellow will participate in data collection activities develop tools for efficient and reliable data collection and prepare reports and publications of research results.

We are seeking someone with excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively on interdisciplinary teams in a fast-paced environment, demonstrating the capacity to work independently and collaboratively. A professional demeanor and the ability to establish effective working relationships are crucial in building trust and influence to accomplish work within a setting that includes a diverse group of individuals, groups, policies, and processes.

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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A PhD or comparable advanced degree in science, engineering, data science, statistics, food science, public policy, education or related fields is required

  • At least two years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in technology development or technology assessment

  • Prior experience in collecting, processing, analyzing and interpreting data

  • Ability to plan and anticipate actions according to changing priorities and deadlines

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to document activities and develop product documentation as needed

  • Collaborate effectively with a multi-disciplinary team while being able to work independently

  • Share a desire to improve health through convergence research and development

Additional Information:

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), Resume

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Julia Menke, jmenke@uark.edu, Sr. HR Partner

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:

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.

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