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Post Doctoral Fellow

Company: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:

Job Details Company Overview The Postdoctoral Fellow will work as part of an interdisciplinary team, with access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources, to study mechanisms of dietary nutritional factors on bone development. Applications are invited from outstanding, driven individuals for a post-doctoral fellowship at the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center focused on examining the effects of developmental programming and obesity on bone metabolism. Ongoing projects are aimed at understanding the mechanisms of fetal bone development and long-term consequences of maternal obesity, diet, physical activity and metabolic health on bone metabolism of the offspring. Animal studies will involve working with transgenic models focused on bone development. The specific goal is to understand the epigenetic mechanisms of developmental programming as a consequence of maternal obesity and diet. To this end, candidates will utilize peripheral quantitative CT scan, micro-CT, bone histomorphometry, Next-Gen sequencing-based approaches, bioinformatics, histological and molecular gene targeting techniques. 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 Salary offered commensurate with experience Responsibilities - Study physiological functions and pathological alterations of fetal skeleton and postnatal bone remodeling in relation to early life dietary factors. - Techniques in the laboratory include RT-PCR, Western blotting, RNAseq, peripheral quantitative CT scan, micro-CT, bone histomorphometry and mouse models. - The position offers opportunities for new hypotheses generation and testing, and will support independent thinking. - Mentoring for grant writing will be provided and grant submission will be encouraged. Qualifications Ph.D. or M.D. in Physiology, Pharmacology, Toxicology or related field required. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: - Strong oral and written communication skills. - Experience in nutrition, bone physiology and endocrinology preferred. - Strong statistical and data analysis background This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. UAMS is an URL blocked - click to apply and URL blocked - click to apply of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. Physical Requirements Stand: Frequently Sit: Continuously Walk: Frequently Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently Talk: Frequently Hear: Continuously Taste or smell: Occasionally Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously Physical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Inside Laboratory Environment Noise Level: Quiet Visual Requirements: Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Sharp objects/tools Recommended skills Pharmacology Research Physiology Doctor Of Medicine (Md) Clinical Works Federal Laws

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