Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology

at University of Arkansas - Fayetteville in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

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Sponsorship Available:NoInstitution Name: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation's top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.


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.


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Department's Website:https://biology.uark.eduSummary of Job Duties:The Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology will conduct research in the Nakanishi lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Arkansas related to the NSF-funded grant "Neuropeptidergic control of life cycle transition in Cnidaria". The primary field of the lab's research is cnidarian evolutionary developmental biology. In particular, this NSF-funded project will investigate the mechanism of life cycle transition, focusing on elucidating how neuropeptides control this process using the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis.


The duties of the Postdoctoral Fellow will include 1) identification of neuropeptide receptors that are involved in metamorphosis regulation, and 2) characterization of the identity and function of transcription factors that are regulated by neuropeptidergic signaling at metamorphosis. In addition, the postdoc will be encouraged to develop an independent line of research that is broadly related to the NSF project theme and research interests of the lab. Moreover, the postdoc will have opportunities to mentor diverse students at the high school, undergraduate and graduate levels. The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to design and perform experiments independently, analyze results, and write manuscripts.


Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility to extend up to two additional years based on the need for the position, availability of funding, and continued satisfactory level of performance in the role.Qualifications:


Minimum Qualifications:


A Ph.D. in... For full info follow application link.


The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons 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.

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Job Posting: 3146884

Posted On: Nov 26, 2021

Updated On: Dec 26, 2021