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Post Doctoral Fellow

Job Description

Post Doctoral Fellow

Full Job Description

Type of Position: Research

Workstudy Position: No

Job Type: Regular
Sponsorship Available: Yes

Institution Name:

Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.
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Research Support

Department's Website:

Summary of Job Duties:
  • Conduct simulations studies to optimize genomic prediction and GWAS models;
  • Develop new molecular breeding methods;
  • Develop R packages and Shiny Apps;
  • Publication of scholarly works;
  • Occasional statistical consulting, designing and analyzing experiments, and grant writing;

Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD. in Plant Breeding, Quantitative Genetics, Bioinformatics, Statistics, or related field.
  • Proficiency in R or other programming languages (e.g., Python).
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Successful applicants should be highly motivated and creative.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to publish original research in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Previous experience using genomic data for mapping and/or prediction.

Additional Information:

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The position is temporary for one year, with the possibility of an extension based on funding.

Recruitment Contact Information:

Dr. Samuel Fernandes- Assistant Professor.

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Motor Vehicle Reports Check

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation. The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity. As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Candidates 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.

Constant Physical Activity:

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

Frequent Physical Activity:

Standing, Talking, Walking

Occasional Physical Activity:

Feeling, Grasping, Reaching

Benefits Eligible:


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