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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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 patient care and the lives of Arkansans.
The safety of our team members at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is our top priority. For this reason, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with our Student & Employee Health Services dept. UAMS will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks (available for benefits eligible positions only ):

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for qualifying 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

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COM | Peds Hematology

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Summary of Job Duties:

*This position is exposed laboratory animals*
A Post-Doctoral Fellow position is available in the cancer epigenetics laboratory directed by Samrat Roy Choudhury, Ph.D. at the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute, a renowned multidisciplinary research institute in Arkansas. Candidates will be affiliated with the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The laboratory focuses on determining the epigenetic regulatory mechanisms in both the pediatric and adult courses of acute myeloid leukemia. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will work as part of an interdisciplinary and translational team, with access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources to carry out both clinical and basic science studies. Using a wide range of established animal models and cell lines, we aim to understand how alteration in chromatin modifications regulates the assembly of transcription factors and thereby controls gene expression and leukemogenesis.


Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or related field required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must work closely with various laboratory animal specimens.

  • Experience in various molecular biology techniques (i.e., DNA/RNA work, PCR, qPCR, Western blot), in addition to experience in mammalian cell culture and mouse models.

  • Ability to move up to 25 pounds.

  • Candidates with experience in cancer biology or epigenetics are preferred.

Additional Information:


  • Perform laboratory-based research in this area including the design, implementation, analysis, and interpretation of laboratory experiments.
  • Publish data in top scientific journals and assist the supervisor in grant preparation.

  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae

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Recruitment Contact Information:

Please contact askrecruitment@uams.edu  for any recruiting related questions.

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.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check

This position is subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). 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. 

Constant Physical Activity:

Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion

Frequent Physical Activity:

Pulling, Pushing, Sitting, Standing, Talking, Walking

Occasional Physical Activity:

Grasping, Kneeling, Lifting, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching

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