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Post-Doc in Biomechanics of Balance at East Carolina University

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  • Post-Doc in Biomechanics of Balance at East Carolina University

    Funding is available for a post-doc at East Carolina University.

    This position will be under the supervision of Dr. Zachary Domire and be funded be an Office of Naval Research grant examining balance related impairments, including mTBI, fatigue and reduced plantar sensation using biomechanical assessment and brain imaging techniques (EEG and MRI). Funding is for one year with an additional year of funding available depending on job performance.

    SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The postdoctoral scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research related to the study of balance control in normal and balance compromised populations. Responsibilities include management of all aspects of experimental work to determine how balance impairments following concussion manifest in balance and how these impairments may differ from impairments caused by fatigue and loss of plantar sensation. Duties include: hypothesis development, literature review, collection of pilot data, report writing, and supervising of undergraduate research students and graduate research students, overseeing data collection procedures, supervising experimental procedures, review of data for quality control, supervision of data entry/data analysis, analysis of research hypothesis using descriptive and multivariate statistics, and the development of independent and collaborative presentations and publications. Scholars are expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including biosafety, responsible conduct of research and human subjects training.

    Approximately95% of the postdoctoral scholar’s time will be devoted to research.

    Approximately 5% of the postdoctoral scholar’s time will be devoted to managing the day-to-day activity of undergraduate and graduate research students in the laboratory.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate should have a PhD degree with research expertise in biomechanics, motor control, engineering, neuroscience, or closely related fields. Interested candidates must be able to work independently, be self-motivated. The ability to work effectively in a research team is essential. Excellent written and oral communication skills and English proficiency are also required.

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Past research experience with balance control, virtual reality, signal processing, and/or MATLAB is desirable. A record or past publication in peer-reviewed journals is also desirable.




    To apply for this position please user the following webpage:

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

    About ECU and Greenville:
    East Carolina University was founded in 1907 and is home to nearly 28,000 students. The University is one of the largest in the University of North Carolina system and is rapidly growing. It has been the fastest growing campus in the system for six consecutive years.

    The Department of Kinesiology at East Carolina has over 100 graduate students. The National Academy of Kinesiology has consistently ranked East Carolina’s Bioenergetics and Exercise Science Program among the top programs in the nation.

    Greenville is located nearly in the middle between Raleigh NC and the Atlantic coast.
    The city of Greenville has a population of approximately 85,000 people. Greenville has a relatively mild climate (average summer temperature - 84oF; average winter temperature - 44o F) and will experience all four seasons. Greenville has a cost of living approximately 10% lower than the US average.

    For additional information please email me at or visit the following websites.

    ECU homepage:

    Visual Motor Laboratory:
    Biomechanics Laboratory:

    Biomechanics Laboratory Facebook page:

    Department of Kinesiology at East Carolina University:

    National Academy of Kinesiology Program Results:

    Greenville Information:

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    Re: Post-Doc in Biomechanics of Balance at East Carolina University

    This position has been filled