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Research Assistant (Biomechanics, Sports Medicine), University of Nebraska Med Center

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  • Research Assistant (Biomechanics, Sports Medicine), University of Nebraska Med Center

    Research Assistant – Biomechanics and Sports Medicine

    Department of Orthopaedics and Division of Physical Therapy Education, Clinical Movement Analysis Lab (CMOVA), University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

    The Department of Orthopaedics and Division of Physical Therapy Education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant to coordinate ongoing research projects representing collaborations between Orthopaedics and Physical Therapy. The main duties of the job will be to provide assistance with clinical research and registry projects, including subject recruitment, data collections, data processing, writing and maintenance of IRB approval, and development of conference abstracts and manuscripts.

    Requirements: B.S. degree or equivalent in Health Science or related field. 2 years research experience. Experience related to clinical research to include experience with data management and data analysis. Excellent organizational, attention to detail, and communication skills.

    Desirable Additional Skills: Experience with EPIC (medical record system), Visual 3D, Qualisys, MATLAB, and scientific writing preferred.

    Duties: Manage, plan, coordinate and direct clinical research within and between the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Division of Physical Therapy. Responsible for developing and maintaining the department’s outcomes database to ensure that comprehensive and appropriate data is collected from eligible participants. Assist with data collection in the clinic and operating room settings. Conduct biomechanical testing for select research subjects. Write and assist with the preparation of grant applications and scientific manuscript preparation.

    Employer: The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is a major academic health science center in the Midwest. During the past year, UNMC brought in over $135 million in research funding. The Division of Physical Therapy Education is consistent a highly ranked program at the national level. The Clinical Movement Analysis Laboratory (CMOVA) is a center for innovative, clinical research in Nebraska. You will join a research team of enthusiastic and dedicated clinicians and researchers dedicated to improving patient outcomes after musculoskeletal injuries and ensuring long-term active lifestyles and quality of life. Additional information can be found at,, and

    Applicants can apply through the following link:

    Additional questions can be addressed to:
    Elizabeth Wellsandt, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS
    University of Nebraska Medical Center
    984420 Nebraska Medical Center
    Omaha, NE 68198-4420

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Desired start date is October 2018.