Post Doctoral Fellow

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

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Post Doctoral Fellow

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Regular Full-Time


COM Peds Developmental Nutrition

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The Structural and Computational Biology Lab at Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center (, directed by Dr. Sree Chintapalli, is recruiting an outstanding postdoctoral scholar who will have an appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The primary focus of the Lab is to understand the molecular level interactions of globular proteins with intracellular metabolites, and how these events impact in cellular processes. The position demands a strong technical background in the fields of computational bioinformatics and structural biochemistry. This position will provide opportunities to collaborate with a broad spectrum of scientists working at the cutting edges of membrane biology research, and to be in an environment at the ACNC that encompasses basic science through translational and clinical research.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in computational biochemistry/bioinformatics or related field, and must have research experience in molecular modeling, MD simulations, quantum mechanics, drug designing (protein-ligand interactions), pharmacokinetics with a strong publication track record in peer reviewed journals. The position requires advanced working knowledge in the area of computational biology. The potential candidate must have a desire to acquire new areas of translational research. S/He develops new study protocols, performs data analysis and develops new computational approaches; assists in writing grant proposals and research related publications.

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









Research design, analyze research studies, maintain research database, statistical analysis.

Develop new study protocols.

Perform data analysis.

Assist in the design and methods for submitting pilot research grants and extramural funding sources including NIH and NSF programs.

Assist in writing papers, reports and research administrative tasks.

Collaborate with the ACNC team and other collaborators.

Work closely with basic science and clinical faculty in planning new research projects.

Other duties as assigned.









Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in molecular modelling and basic biochemical/bioanalytical or molecular biology techniques.


Experience in Molecular Dynamic Simulations.


Knowledge in protein-protein or protein-ligand interactions.

Experience in quantum mechanics, in silico analysis.

Working in a Linux-based High Performance Computing environment.

Creative problem solver able to draw conclusions from complex datasets and present them in a clear and understandable way.

Strong written and oral communication skills.

Ability to communicate findings internally and externally.

This is a safety sensitive position and 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... For full info follow application link.


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: 3101380

Posted On: Oct 22, 2021

Updated On: Nov 21, 2021