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Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Arkansas

Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Arkansas in the United States of America

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The University of Arkansas Department of Health, Human Performance & Recreation Research and Teaching Assistants calls application for Postdoctoral Fellowship in Fayetteville campus, Arkansas, United States.

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.

Job Summary

The primary duties and responsibilities of the candidate on this Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Arkansas include working closely with Drs. Nicholas P. Greene and Tyrone A. Washington in overseeing the successful completion of research projects as outlined in NIAMS research grant 1R01AR075794-01. The position will be performing research animal experiments with multiple models of cancer-cachexia and gene manipulation using both transgenic and AAV procedures: tissue sample analysis including, but not limited to, mitochondrial respiration and ROS emission, Western blotting, RT-PCR, muscle protein fractional synthesis rates by deuterium oxide label, and histology; performing tissue culture experiments and maintenance of required cell lines; preparation and submission of research manuscripts; aid in the writing of and write external research and fellowship grant applications; dissemination of findings at relevant seminars/conferences.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A doctoral qualification in Exercise Science or another related field by start date from an accredited institution of higher education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of refereed publications and presentations.
  • Experience working with laboratory animals.
  • Expertise with molecular biology techniques which may include but not limited to: Western blot, PCR, RT-PCR, cell culture and transfection, mass spectrometry, mitochondrial respiration.
  • Ability to collaborate and work well in a multi-PI, multi-trainee environment as part of a team.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline31 August,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerThe University of Arkansas



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