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    Director of the Movement Science Laboratory (K-Lab)
    Duke Sports Science Institute, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University

    The Duke Sports Science Institute of the Duke University School of Medicine seeks to recruit a Director of the newly renovated, Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performance Lab (K-Lab). The ideal candidate exhibits strong leadership skills, a diverse history of funding success/scholarship in movement science, and has a strong desire to coordinate/foster innovative research. The newly renovated (projected completion in Fall, 2015) K-Lab includes Eagle 3D digital motion analysis equipment, two Noraxon 16-channel telemetric surface EMG systems, multiple AMTI force plates, a Biodex isokinetic system, a Parvo Medics True One 2400 Metabolic Measure system, and a Bod Pod body composite tracking system.

    Position Summary: The Director of the K-lab will participate, oversee and coordinate research within the K-Lab, a core facility at Duke University. The director will be responsible for improving the core's capacity for new or expanded usage, including the oversight of present and future staffing, purchasing and maintenance of new instrumentation needed within the core, and participating in institutional or federal program grants. The director will also assist in the design and programming of research studies and will create processes for facilitating subject recruitment and testing to maximize efficacies within the laboratory.

    Qualifications: In addition to having an earned doctorate (Ph.D.) from an accredited institution of higher education in kinesiology, biomechanics, sports science, bio-engineering, or another closely related area; the search committee seeks applicants from a diverse pool of candidates with the following additional qualifications or attributes:
    • A robust current and/or previous history of external funding;
    • Expertise, experience, or interest in use of: isokinetic assessment of human performance, telemetered electromyographic analyses, 3-D motion capture, force plate assessment, instruments for biomechanical testing, anaerobic and aerobic power output, and oxygen consumption testing.

    Expectations: Candidate should demonstrate:
    • Strong leadership skills including experience running or coordinating a movement science/sports performance laboratory;
    • Experience and interests in working with a diverse professional population (e.g., MD’s, physical therapists, athletic trainers);
    • Experience working with diverse patient and student populations;
    • An excellent communicator and academic team builder.

    The position is a 12-month appointment with salary commensurate with qualification and experience. All interested candidates should send (in confidence) a cover letter and curriculum vitae by July 1, 2015 including contact information for three references by email to Dr. Chad Cook, Co-Search Chair.

    Chad Cook PT, PhD, FAAOMPT William E. Garrett Jr. MD, PhD
    Co-Chair, Search Committee Professor
    Doctor of Physical Therapy Division Co-Chair, Search Committee
    Duke University Medical Center (DUMC) Duke Sports Medicine Center
    Box 104002, Durham, NC, 27708 Duke University Medical Center
    (919) 684-8905 DUMC 3338, Durham, NC 27710