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Post Doctoral Researcher
Auburn University


Date Posted Oct. 14, 2019
Title Post Doctoral Researcher
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department School of Kinesiology
Application Deadline Jan. 3, 2020
Position Start Date Jan. 3, 2020
 
 
  • Post-Doc
  • Sport & Exercise Science
    Physiology/Exercise Physiology
    Physical Education & Kinesiology
 
 

Job Description Summary
The WRC and the NuRL combine physiology, biomechanics, engineering, nutrition, neurophysiology, functional movement and sports medicine to investigate the neuromuscular and physiological effects of orthopedic and neuromuscular injury with the goal of developing new prevention, treatment and rehabilitation methods and to improve tactical athlete performance. Our work is done with a focus on evidence/science-based practice with the goal of solving real world problems. Professor JoEllen Sefton, Ph.D., LAT, ATC is the Director of the NuRL and the Auburn’s WRC

The goal of the WRC is to serve as a center of collaboration between researchers, the Military, and tactical athletes to further the development and implementation of new knowledge. We work to improve performance, resiliency, and health and wellness while providing leadership through research, education, training, and implementation of new knowledge in order to better serve our Warriors, Veterans, tactical athletes, families, and the community. For more information please check out the websites:
http://www.education.auburn.edu/warrior-research-center
http://www.education.auburn.edu/initiatives/neuromechanics-lab-joellen-seft…

Research training will be conducted in the context of the development of new and on-going studies, as well as the analysis of existing datasets. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to work with Dr. Sefton to process, analyze, and publish existing and new datasets. Fellows will be expected to advance ongoing projects and to collaborate with Dr. Sefton, her students, and her collaborators to develop new studies in the area of Tactical Athlete injury and performance. There will be a significant emphasis on professional development, including training on independent lab operations, writing manuscripts for publication, disseminating results, obtaining funding, and mentoring student researchers (doctoral, masters and undergraduate).

The position is a full-time (100% FTE) research dedicated fellowship for 1 year guaranteed.
Additional yearly contracts are dependent on the availability of funds and the performance evaluations. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is January 6, 2020. The position is located in Auburn, AL in the School of Kinesiology.

Fellows will be expected to submit an application for external funding to a major federal agency or private foundation by the end of their first year. Fellows will have opportunities to develop collaborations with other Auburn faculty interested in injury prevention, exercise physiology, biomechanics, rehabilitation, and orthopedics. Collaborations with Auburn University Sports Medicine will be a likely part of this fellowship.

Minimum Qualifications
1. PhD in a discipline related to musculoskeletal injury, such athletic training, kinesiology, exercise science/physiology, or biomedical engineering at the time employment begins. 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, rehabilitation or performance.
2. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and work place collegiality.
3. Experience working with human subjects.
4. Enthusiastic, highly motivated with strong work ethic, and a history of success.
5. Established ability to work independently and in teams.
6. Excellent writing and analytic skills as evidenced by application materials and multiple
peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations.
7. Must 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.
Note: Those who are not US Citizens may not be able to work on all projects.

Research training will be conducted in the context of the development of new and on-going studies, as well as the analysis of existing datasets. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to work with Dr. Sefton to process, analyze, and publish existing and new datasets. Fellows will be expected to advance ongoing projects and to collaborate with Dr. Sefton, her students, and her collaborators to develop new studies in the area of Tactical Athlete injury and performance. There will be a significant emphasis on professional development, including training on independent lab operations, writing manuscripts for publication, disseminating results, obtaining funding, and mentoring student researchers (doctoral, masters and undergraduate).

Desired Qualifications:
1. Have expertise in R statistical applications.
2. Experience with statistics and advanced quantitative methods.
3. Experience with collecting and working with blood and muscle biomarkers a bonus.
3. Experience with grant submission (e.g., DOD, NIH, etc.) and grant project management.
4. Experience with lab operations and management.
5. Experience and a desire to mentor students and lab personnel.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of Applications will begin October 18, 2019



 
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Contact Information

 
  • JoEllen Sefton
    School of Kinesiology
    Auburn University
    301 Wire Rd
    Auburn, AL 36849
  •  
  • 334-844-1694
  • jmsefton@auburn.edu

 

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