Post-Doctoral Fellow

Little Rock, Arkansas
Salary offered commensurate with experience
January 15 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


The Post Doctoral Fellow assists in conducting specialized laboratory research under the general guidance of the Principal Investigator (PI), specially, which will focus on virus-associated malignancies research using KSHV as a model pathogen. This position is governed by state and federal law and institution/department policy.

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


  • Conducts research as outlined in funded and proposed grant applications under the direction of PI or Collaborators, but with minimal supervision.
  • Develops or modifies research protocols and collects background information for ongoing and future experiments.
  • Troubleshoots new and existing experimental approaches and makes recommendations for research refinement.
  • Maintains proper records of experiments in detail.
  • Documents all experimental results including photos where appropriate.
  • Prepares manuscripts for publication and participates in preparing grants and assisting other lab members in these duties.
  • May assist with grant proposals, publication preparation, and presentations.
  • Proficiently prepare and process new IRB, IBC, IACUC research proposals, amendments, continuing review applications, and adverse events according to institutional and departmental policies, procedures, and federal regulations.
  • May participate in periodic site visits from sponsor, regulatory authorities, and others to review research, source documentation, and research procedures.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


Ph.D. in science-related field required.

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).