Post-Doctoral Fellow

Location
Fayetteville, AR
Posted
Aug 31, 2017
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Number NC855P

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/22383

Working Title Post-Doctoral Fellow

Position Number 15879

Department Chemistry/ Biochemistry

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
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.



About the College/Department

About the College:

The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 19 departments and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president and longtime U.S. senator.

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. W. Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.

About the Department:

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry strives for excellence in the central science by recruiting a diverse group of the best faculty, staff, and students to address the challenges of modern chemistry and biochemistry through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research and education.

About the Community:

Northwest Arkansas frequently receives honors as one of America's best places to live, by such publications as Forbes, Kiplingers, and Business Week. The area is home to an active locally focused community and continues to grow as a premier destination for travel and business. For more information, visit:



Department Home Page chemistry.uark.edu

Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

This DOE-funded Post-Doctoral Fellow will study molecular mechanisms underlying protein targeting in plant, bacterial, yeast and mammalian systems. The project will involve collaborative work with colleagues in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, and Biomedical Engineering at The University of Arkansas. This position will perform other duties as assigned.

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: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Ph.D in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or microbiology conferred by the start of employment
  • Hands-on experience in one or more of the following experimental techniques: Molecular Biology and Cell biology techniques - Yeast Two-Hybrid interactions, pull down assays, gene cloining site-directed mutagenesis in E.coli, yeast, and mammalian cell hosts; Overexpression and purification of recombinant proteins from different host cells; Mammalian cell culture and cell proliferation assays


Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of experimental techniques routinely used in structural biology


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Knowledge of laboratory methods, procedures, and techniques as well as the use of equipment and instruments
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively


Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Occasionally

  • Crouching
  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Reaching
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sharps
  • Sitting
  • Stooping
  • Walking

Frequently

  • Feeling
  • Grasping
  • Hearing
  • Standing
  • Talking

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.



Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week (schedule may vary based on department needs)

Overtime Eligible No

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Chemistry Building

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? No

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements



Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 09/17/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Professor T. K. S. Kumar
sthalla@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.



Special Instructions Summary

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.



Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.



Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR




Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or microbiology conferred by the start of employment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have hands-on experience in one or more of the following experimental techniques: Molecular Biology and Cell biology techniques - Yeast Two-Hybrid interactions, pull down assays, gene cloining site-directed mutagenesis in E.coli, yeast, and mammalian cell hosts; Overexpression and purification of recombinant proteins from different host cells; Mammalian cell culture and cell proliferation assays?
    • Yes
    • No


Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Listing of Publications
Optional Documents
  1. Letter(s) of Recommendation (1)
  2. Letter(s) of Recommendation (2)
  3. Letter(s) of Recommendation (3)
  4. Proof of Veterans Status

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