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Postdoc Position in Gait and Postural Control after Concussion, University of Utah

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  • Postdoc Position in Gait and Postural Control after Concussion, University of Utah

    The Biomechanics and Applied Locomotion Laboratory at the University of Utah is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to work on a study investigating the effects of concussions on postural control and musculoskeletal injury risk in collegiate athletes. The postdoctoral fellow will work under the direct supervision of Drs. Peter Fino and Lee Dibble, and in close collaboration with University of Utah Athletic Training staff.

    • A PhD in a relevant discipline, such as kinesiology, biomechanics, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or rehabilitation science

    Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess the following preferred qualities:
    • Programming experience (MATLAB preferred, Python, R)
    • Experience interacting with participants with impaired neuromuscular control
    • Extensive experience conducting human subject research
    • Advanced knowledge of inertial sensors, including the processing and analysis of raw data
    • A track record of journal publications and/or demonstrated interest in neuromuscular control of movement, postural control, biomechanics, concussions, or brain injury
    • Knowledge and ability to independently implement statistical analyses
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
    • Ability to excel in both team and individual environments
    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

    The anticipated start date is June 1, 2019, and the position will stay open until filled. The funding for this position is available for up to 3 years. Salary will be commensurate with experience and the NIH post-doctoral salary scale.

    To apply, please submit the following information combined into a single PDF:
    1. Cover letter describing research interests and alignment with the proposed project
    2. CV
    3. Names and contact information of three references.

    Please directly email your application or any questions about the position to with the subject line “Application for Postdoctoral Fellow”.

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