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Job Description


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Type of Position:
Professional Staff - Research


Workstudy Position:


No

Job Type:
Fixed Duration of Project/Grant (Fixed Term)


Work Shift:
Day Shift (United States of America)


Sponsorship Available:


No

Institution 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.
Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions, you should review before applying for the opening.


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Department:
Executive Director I3R


Department's Website:



Summary of Job Duties:
The Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research (I³R) at the University of Arkansas is the new model of public research and economic development, working with commercial and philanthropic organizations to deliver positive societal impact It is about discovery and innovation to bring the future to the Now.


You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with purpose-driven coworkers in one of the fastest-growing and most naturally beautiful regions in the U.S. You’ll join a growing team of visionary researchers and thought leaders dedicated to working with a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem to deliver solutions for some of society’s most challenging problems.

I³R is committed to building a diverse, collaborative, and inclusive team and cultivating a welcoming atmosphere where all opinions are valued, all voices are heard, and ideas become reality.

The Post-Doctoral Researcher will focus on experimental evaluation of sensory perception and sensorimotor performance using a novel prosthetic system. This work will require experimental design for psychophysics studies and extensive analysis of data from sensory and sensorimotor experiments. The researcher will work as a member of the clinical research team and will participate in data collection activities, develop tools for efficient and reliable data collection, and prepare reports and publications of research results.
Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A PhD or comparable advanced degree in Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering or related fields is required

  • Two or more years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong background in neuroscience (particularly, neural stimulation research, somatosensory perception and neural control of manipulation)

  • Prior experience of working with human subjects

  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements for human subject medical device development

  • Ability to program in Matlab or Python

  • Ability to plan and anticipate actions according to changing priorities and deadlines

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Experience troubleshooting equipment in clinical environments

  • Ability to document activities and develop product documentation as needed

  • Collaborate effectively with a multi-disciplinary team while being able to work independently

  • Share a desire to improve healthcare


Additional Information:

This position is renewable annually based on continued need for the position, availability of funding, and satisfactory job performance.


Salary Information:


Commensurate with education and experience


Required Documents to Apply:


Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:


Proof of Veteran Status


Recruitment Contact Information:


Julia Menke, HR Partner, jmenke@uark.edu


All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.


Special Instructions to Applicants:



Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.
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.



Constant Physical Activity:
Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Talking

Frequent Physical Activity:
N/A

Occasional Physical Activity:
N/A

Benefits Eligible:
Yes

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