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  • Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Positions Available: Auburn University

    3 New Doctoral Fellow Positions, 1 New Post-Doctoral Research Position

    The Warrior Research Center (WRC) and Neuromechanics Research Laboratory (NuRL) within the Department of Kinesiology at Auburn University is accepting applications for 3 new doctoral level graduate research assistants and a post-doctoral research fellow. These funded positions include 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. They 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.

    Additional information regarding our programs and facilities can be found at and

    Additional Salary Information: Doctoral positions include full tuition waver and stipends. These positions will be 12 month appointments with option to renew contingent upon review and grant funding. The doctoral positions may begin May, June or August 2012. The Post-doctoral position will begin ASAP and is funded through March 2013.

    Admission to the Graduate School and in-person interview is required for doctoral positions. An athletic training certification is preferred but not required, with a master’s degree in a discipline of sports medicine, biomechanics, kinesiology, exercise physiology, athletic training, physical therapy, or related field desired. Research and clinical experience is preferred.

    Post-doctoral position requires a PhD in a related field, and 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.

    Please send a letter of interest, CV and 3 references to Dr. JoEllen Sefton,

    About Auburn 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. 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.