Associate Professor/Full Professor Faculty Position -- Birth Defects Research Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas and Arkansas Children's Research Institute

Associate Professor/Full Professor Faculty Position in Birth Defects Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas and Arkansas Children’s Research Institute

Overview: The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Department of Pediatrics (DOP), Section of Birth Defects Research is seeking a scientist at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor to join the Section of Birth Defects Research and the Arkansas Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention (Arkansas Center). Rank and tenure status will be determined based on qualifications. Candidates should have PhD in perinatal, reproductive, environmental, molecular or genetic epidemiology (or related field), MD with advanced research training, or MD, PhD in relevant fields. Commensurate with experience and rank, the successful candidate should have current extramural funding, a strong record of collaborative research and peer-reviewed publications, outstanding communications skills, and strong and proven experience in a research setting.

Scope of Position: The successful candidate will join a group of active and collaborative faculty who conduct their research within the nationally-recognized Arkansas Children’s Hospital environment to complement and support current ongoing projects, aid in securing extramural funding, plan and direct independent research studies, and collaborate with existing faculty and national collaborators in the design, implementation and analysis of birth defects studies. The candidate will direct the analyses of complex data, interpret study findings, and present scientific data in oral, written and electronic media. Opportunities to collaborate and expand ongoing research projects funded by NIH and CDC are also available. The successful candidate will also have the potential to provide training with the Birth Defects team for medical, master and doctoral level students who are completing their training in the College of Medicine, College of Graduate Studies, or College of Public Health.

Benefits: A substantial start up support package, competitive salary and benefits, protected research time, research and administrative infrastructure and ample intramural pilot funding opportunities are available. High-quality laboratory space at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute is also available.  The Section of Birth Defects Research, Arkansas Center and the Department of Pediatrics have a strong record of successful mentorship and support for career development of junior faculty. Senior candidates will be expected to demonstrate a track record of sustained research funding and experience mentoring junior faculty and trainees.

Applicants should send a letter of interest and CV to:

Wendy Nembhard, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Section Chief, Birth Defects Research University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Arkansas Children’s Research Institute
13 Children’s Way, #512-40 Little Rock, AR 72202


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