Post-doctoral Fellowship in Perinatal/Birth Defects Epidemiology - UAMS

The Department of Epidemiology in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is seeking highly motivated applicants for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in perinatal/birth defects epidemiology.  Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Epidemiology (or a related field with extensive Epidemiology coursework) by the start date. 

Fellows will devote most of their time to project management and independent research, but will also be expected to participate in seminars, workshops and trainings as available.  Fellows will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty at the Arkansas Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention.  Fellows will also have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty at other institutions, depending on research interests, including: Center for the Study of Tobacco, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Arkansas Children’s Research Institute, the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, and Arkansas Department of Health.

The term of appointment will be for up to two-years, contingent upon funding.  Compensation will be commensurate with experience and based on stipend levels provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Applicants should have:

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills to author technical and scientific reports, publications, and invited papers, and deliver scientific presentations. 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills necessary to collaborate effectively in a team environment and be capable of independent original work.
  • Excellent data analysis skills using SAS, STATA, R or a similar software package.

Applicants should submit an application via the UAMS careers portal located on the UAMS website at The position number is 2018-43635.  Also, interested applicants should submit (1) a cover letter summarizing their accomplishments to date, interest in the position and future career goals, (2) a curriculum vitae (CV), (3) three letters of reference sent directly by each reference to the address below, and (4) a writing sample (e.g., first-author manuscript, written assignment from doctoral program, etc.).  Application screening for completed applications will be ongoing until the position is filled. All application materials should include the applicant’s full name.  If sending documents via email, the application should be sent as one PDF document that includes the applicant’s full name in the file name. Questions? Contact:  Phone: 501-614-2145

Applications should be sent to:
Wendy N. Nembhard, PhD, MPH, FACE
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology
Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4201 W. Markham Street, Slot #820
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205

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