Position Announcement

Director of Translational Orthopaedic Research
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, Arkansas, is pleased to invite applications for a full-time, research faculty position to serve as its Director of Orthopaedic Translational Research.

The UAMS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is a thriving academic practice with a dynamic research environment committed to advancing orthopaedic biomechanics, improving patient outcomes, and educating students. The department is performing state-of-the-art research and has a strong record of publication and external support. UAMS is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

This exciting research faculty position offers the opportunity to lead the department’s expanding research efforts focused on orthopaedic biomechanics, including in-vivo joint mechanics, human motion, musculoskeletal modeling, computational biomechanics, and implant device testing. The successful candidate will strive to become the scholarly focal point of the translational orthopaedic research effort and will facilitate the work of the UAMS Biomechanics Laboratory and the Human Motion Laboratory.

In addition, the successful candidate will support the overall research effort in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery by collaborating with our multidisciplinary community of musculoskeletal researchers at UAMS and partnering institutions on research into bone and joint infections, nanotechnology and bone regeneration, and osteoporosis prevention and treatment.

Successful candidates will be provided competitive start-up funds and cadaveric mechanical testing lab space with a six-DOF MTS mechanical testing machine, bi-axial MTS test machine, and a bench top ElectroForce tensile test machine. The candidate will also have access to the human motion lab space with a Vicon 10-camera system, 16-channel Delsys EMG system, 4 AMTI force plates, Novel pressure mapping system, 6 XSENS IMUs, and a Humac isokinetic test machine.

Requirements: Candidates must have completed their doctorate degree and a highly productive post-doctoral fellowship at an accredited institution. Priority will be given to those candidates with established prominence and scientific leadership in orthopaedic biomechanics.

Salary and Rank: Commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications.

Benefit Eligibility: UAMS offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at https://hr.uams.edu/benefits/summaries-rates/.

Interested applicants should email CV to:
C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., Professor and Chair, UAMS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at CLBarnes@uams.edu.

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UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report named UAMS Medical Center the state’s Best Hospital; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide; and named six areas as high performing — cancer, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health.Equal Opportunity Employer

UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.