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Laboratory Manager, University of Denver Human Dynamics Laboratory (Denver, USA)

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  • Laboratory Manager, University of Denver Human Dynamics Laboratory (Denver, USA)

    Job DescriptionThe DU Human Dynamics Laboratory (HDL) is currently hiring for a full-time laboratory manager to assist in human movement research.

    The DU Human Dynamics Laboratory (HDL) is dedicated to keeping people of all ages physically active through biomechanics research and education in the areas of sport, performance, rehabilitation, injury, and repair through advanced research on human movement. The 1,500 square foot facility is housed in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering in the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, and a part of the DU Center for Orthopaedic Biomechanics, and contains state-ofthe-art equipment for collecting and processing data for human movement research.

    Human movement research in the HDL is directed by Bradley Davidson, Ph.D. and Kevin Shelburne, Ph.D., and conducted in collaboration with orthopaedic surgeons, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, sport medicine physicians, and private businesses with overlapping focus on improving biomechanical health in patients, athletes, and aging adults.

    Position Summary
    The full-time benefitted Lab Manager position is designed to support the research conducted in the Human Dynamics Laboratory by managing the daily laboratory operations. A primary focus of the position is on quality control and efficiency in human subjects testing with a secondary focus on data processing. This position requires regular interaction with laboratory directors, participants, and students. All activities will be overseen by Dr. Bradley Davidson.

    Essential Functions
    • Work closely with laboratory investigators and graduate students to coordinate research studies.
    • Organize and maintain laboratory testing schedule, supplies, and procedures.
    • Participate in human subjects testing on multiple projects.
    • Supervise undergraduate staff performing data post-processing.
    • Recruit, screen, and schedule participants in research studies.
    • Maintain records of research expenditures and human subjects protection.

    Required Qualifications
    • Earned BS in kinesiology, engineering, or related field with at least 1 year of experience in a biomechanics or human performance testing laboratory.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel, and Word.
    • Desire to be part of a multi-disciplinary team.
    • Willing to work flexible hours including weekends as required.
    • Willing to learn and use new software, tools, and equipment.
    • Excellent communication skills to those within organization, external collaborators, and patients.
    • Strong organizational abilities with a preference for orderliness and structure.
    • Ability to work in a professional manner as both a self-starter and a team member.
    • Enthusiasm for supporting and participating in high-quality science.

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Master’s degree in Kinesiology or Engineering-related field.
    • Experience processing optical motion capture data.
    • Two or more years of lab experience in a biomechanics or human performance testing laboratory.
    • Experience with recruiting participants and human subjects protection.

    Work schedule
    Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, with occasional weekends and evenings depending on research schedule.

    Application Deadline
    For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00PM by September 28, 2018. Applications may continue to be accepted and reviewed until position is filled.

    Special Instructions
    Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Please include the following documents with your application:
    1. One Page Resumé
    2. Cover letter
    3. Names and contact information of three references

    The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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    Bradley Davidson, PhD

    Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Denver