Postdoc in tumor virology and functional genomics

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

  • Post Doctoral Position - Academic
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

Job description:

A postdoc position is immediately available (start date negotiable) in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Manzano at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences ( Our team is looking for a highly motivated virologist, molecular biologist or cancer biologist who is interested in investigating tumor virology using functional genomics and CRISPR technologies. Good communication skills, and experience in molecular biology (cloning, RNA work, Western blots, cell culture) are required. Experience in viruses, next generation sequencing, and genomics are a plus but not required.

Qualifications and desired skills

A recent degree (no more than 3 years) of Ph.D, D.V.M, or M.D is preferred. Successful candidates are highly motivated, pay attention to detail, and have good oral and written communication skills using English that include presenting at scientific conferences and writing scientific manuscripts. The applicant must be able to design, conduct, and trouble-shoot experiments independently using scientific approaches. Routine work conducted in our lab include molecular cloning, RNA analyses, Western Blot, immunoprecipitation, flow cytometry, lentiviral infections, cell culture, CRISPR-based genetic manipulation, and next generation sequencing. 

To apply, please email 1) a cover letter briefly summarizing your research interests, proposed project in the lab, and career goals, 2) your CV, and 3) a list of contact information for 3 references, as a single PDF document to: mmanzano [at] uams [dot] edu. 

About UAMS 

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) offers a wide variety of benefits to eligible employees and their families to provide a substantial benefits package, which includes health and dental insurance, retirement program, and vacation and sick leave. UAMS is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees in 73 of Arkansas’ 75 counties. UAMS along with its clinical affiliates are an economic engine for the state with an annual economic impact of $3.92 billion. UAMS, with its intersection of education, research, and clinical programs, brings a unique capacity to lead health care improvement in Arkansas. Among its assets for leadership are its status as the only academic health center in the state, its statewide network of centers for public education and clinical outreach, its emphasis on population health, and its leadership in health informatics and statewide information technology. In addition, UAMS has a unique capacity for translational research – speeding the rate at which research can inform clinical care and health improvement. UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. 

About Little Rock 

As the capital of Arkansas, Little Rock is a medium size city offering vibrant life for individuals and family, and convenient access for domestic and international travel.

Education Requirement:
PhD. in virology, molecular biology, or cancer biology
Years of Experience:
0-3 after Ph.D. graduation
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Little Rock
325 Jack Stephens Drive
Biomed 1 Rm 521D
Little Rock , AR 72205
Mark Manzano, PhD