Post Doctoral Fellow

at UAMS (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Post Doctoral Fellow

Requisition ID




Position Type

Regular Full-Time


COM Biochemistry - Enemark Lab

Post End Date






A Post-Doctoral position is available in the Enemark lab for highly motivated applicants to study the structure and function of helicase proteins and their mechanism of action on nucleic acids. The laboratory is located in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The department is highly interactive with extensive expertise and interest in fundamental nucleic acids processes.

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









Study the structure and function of helicase proteins and their mechanism of action on nucleic acids.

Under the guidance of the scientific mentor, performs research techniques including but not limited to protein expression and purification, sample optimization, structure determination, and structure analysis.

Attends and presents at national and international meetings and workshops.

With Principal Investigator, may mentor or train graduate students, medical students, or undergraduate students.

Perform other duties as assigned.









Ph.D, M.D. or equivalent in a Bioscience or related field required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Protein purification, cell culture, proteomics, and general laboratory experience.

Postdoctoral experience or relevant equivalent experience.

Experience protein crystallography and/or cryoEM.

Experience in biochemistry and a keen interest in structural biology.






Physical Requirements



Stand: Frequently

Sit: Frequently

Walk: Frequently

Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally

Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 10 lbs or less

Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently

Talk: Frequently

Hear: Frequently

Taste or smell: Occasionally

Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously

Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Office Environment

Noise Level: Moderate

Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity

Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Radiation


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Job Posting: 3057820

Posted On: Sep 17, 2021

Updated On: Oct 03, 2021