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Position: Post doctoral research fellow within the Warrior Research Center (WRC) and Neuromechanics Research Laboratory (NuRL) within the Department of Kinesiology at Auburn University. We are especially seeking applicants with experience in injury prevention and rehabilitation research.
Qualifications: Enthusiasm, strong work ethic, and a history of success. While applicants with a wide range of specializations within the field of Kinesiology will be considered, we seek those who have applied their specialty to injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Required: Ph.D. in Kinesiology or closely related field. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and work place collegiality. Must be US Citizen and meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time appointment begins, and be able to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.
Desired: Excellent writing and research skills with a record of successful research activity. Mentoring, data collection and analysis, project development and ability to work with a team is required. Teaching opportunities may also be available. Active participation in pertinent professional organizations; relevant practical/clinical experience and certifications is desired. Interest in collaborating in grant scholarship and innovative research is preferred.
Responsibilities: This funded position includes research responsibilities in conjunction with on-going funded projects within the NuRL and WRC, focusing on musculoskeletal injury prevention and developing evidence-based medicine approaches to treatment and rehabilitation. It may also include teaching within the Department of Kinesiology. The WRC works closely with Auburn University’s new MRI Research Center and the Department of Kinesiology’s new Sport Performance and Optimization Center. Research opportunities include field and lab based projects utilizing physiological, motion capture, postural control, neuromuscular and imaging assessments.
Starting Date: no earlier than May 1, 2012.
University: Auburn University (AU) is ranked in the top fifty public universities (U.S. News & World Report) and the Department of Kinesiology doctoral program is ranked in the top twenty-five (AAKPE Ranking of Doctoral Programs, 2005). Academic programs at AU enroll approximately 21,000 undergraduate students and 3,400 graduate students. Detailed information may be obtained by visiting the Web site. The Department of Kinesiology will be moving into a new building as sole occupant in Spring, 2013. AU also has a new MRI Research Center that contains a Siemens Verio open-bore 3T scanner for clinical and research use, and one of the first actively-shielded whole-body 7T MRI scanners in the US for research use. Kinesiology’s new Health and Performance Optimization Center is housed in the new MRI facility. AU is centrally located in the southeastern United States in Auburn, AL, a city with a population of about 56,000. Auburn’s size offers numerous advantages to its residents and is a quintessential college town with attractive demographic makeup and geographic location. Excellent recreational and cultural opportunities are available.
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience; excellent health benefits and retirement package.
Application: Review of applications will begin May 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Submit a letter of application addressing the required and desired qualifications as stated in this position announcement, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three individuals who will be sending letters of recommendation to support the application:
Dr. JoEllen Sefton, Chair
Department of Kinesiology
2050 Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum
Auburn University, Alabama 36849-5323
AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AA/EOE.
WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
Last Updated: Apr 16, 2012