Institution (Location)
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Position Description

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.

The safety of our team members at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is our top priority. For this reason, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with our Student & Employee Health Services dept. UAMS will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks (available for benefits eligible positions only):

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for qualifying staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

At UAMS we value Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Visit our website to learn more:

For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at [email protected].

Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)


Support Center research projects through activities such as:

  • Analyze data and produce manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.
  • Data collection through accelerometry, surveys, and interviews.
  • Formal school recess observations.
  • Interacting with stakeholder groups including, but not restricted to, families of schoolchildren, school staff, government officials, non-profit entities, and community leaders.
  • Facilitation of research studies and general data acquisition.
  • Designing and implementing empirical strategies to address secondary and administrative datasets related to nutrition, health, and behavioral development.
  • Developing background on policies and programs that affect diet, exercise, nutritional security, and other pathways to improve weight outcomes or improve management of obesity and obesity-related conditions.
  • Support grant writing efforts. The successful applicant is expected to pursue career development awards for his/her career advancement.


Other duties as assigned



Education, general: A doctoral degree by the position’s start date in a field that enables the successful candidate to contribute expertise in areas such as exercise science, human nutrition, child development, and/or public health.

Special knowledge, abilities and skills: Ability to work in community-engaged research.  The successful candidate should work well with the public and be respectful of diverse cultures.



Experience, length in years and kind: One or more years of experience interacting with schools and community organizations (elementary and secondary schoolchildren is preferred).

Special knowledge, abilities and skills: Bilingual (Spanish) speaking is a plus.

How to Apply

Salary Information:

Post doctoral fellowship salaries are set by the National Research Service Awards (NRSA) stipend levels (

Required Documents to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae, Resume

Optional Documents:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Please contact [email protected] for any recruiting related questions.

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

No Background Check Required

This position is subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Constant Physical Activity:

Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Sitting, Standing, Walking

Frequent Physical Activity:

Crouching, Driving, Grasping, Kneeling, Lifting, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Stooping, Talking

Occasional Physical Activity:

Balancing, Climbing, Feeling, Repetitive Motion


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