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  • Research Professional- University of Georgia- Neuromusculoskeletal Health Laboratory

    Research Professional position at the University of Georgia
    The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Georgia (UGA) invites applications for two category four Research Professional
    positions. We seek two highly motivated individuals with an interest in working with children with cerebral palsy. The positions are
    4.5-year appointments, which may be extended with continued funding. The positions are supported by a grant from the National
    Institutes of Health. We will be working with a variety of collaborators on this project, including the Emory Orthopaedics and Spine
    Center and the Translational Research Unit at UGA. Primary responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day activities of a randomized
    controlled trial examining the effect of a daily vibration treatment on muscle development, physical activity and balance in children
    with cerebral palsy. The Research Professionals will perform a broad range of management, administrative and technical duties
    that facilitate the success of the project. Testing will involve magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry,
    muscle strength assessment, electromyography, balance assessment, physical activity monitoring, blood analysis and other healthrelated

    Major Responsibilities:
    • Oversee all day-to-day aspects of the study.
    • Manage research personnel.
    • Work with other research professionals and research assistants to facilitate participant recruitment, scheduling, testing and retention.
    • Prepare and submit regulatory documents, such as IRB protocols, continuing reviews and adverse event reports.
    • Use critical thinking to resolve complex workflow problems identified during study.
    • Resolve questions, concerns, or unexpected problems from research participants and communicate pertinent issues to the PI.
    • Interview patients for research protocols, validates eligibility to participate and evaluates pertinent commitment.
    • Participate in the preparation of scientific abstracts, manuscripts and research proposals.
    • Assist with explaining protocols to child participants and obtaining parental permission and child assent.
    • Organize study team meetings.
    • Troubleshoot technical issues or identify individuals with appropriate expertise.
    • Oversee collection of compliance data at participant homes.

    • Preferred minimum is a Master’s degree in exercise science, kinesiology, biology, biomedical engineering or a related field.
    • Experience working with clinical trials. Individuals with limited clinical trial experience but with strong technical skills are encouraged to apply.
    • Outstanding management and organizational skills, ability to multitask and high attention to detail.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with patients and staff.
    • Experience working with children.
    • Willingness to work on weekends.
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written form.

    About the University of Georgia: The University of Georgia ( is a land grant/sea grant institution. Its main campus is located in Athens, Georgia. Athens is known for its music, art, and food as well as its accessibility to the Atlanta area (see and

    TO APPLY: Go to and apply for job posting number S01387P. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. For more information about the positions, contact Dr. Christopher Modlesky at