A postdoctoral research associate (or postdoctoral fellow) position is available in the Life After Sport Trajectories (LAST) Laboratory, directed by Jacob J. Capin, PT, DPT, PhD, MS, in the Department of Physical Therapy at Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI). The LAST laboratory is investigating long-term health in athletes by evaluating strength, function, cardiometabolic indicators, physical activity patterns, and dietary intake in male and female current athletes and former athletes in mid-life as well as non-athlete controls. The laboratory is funded through Marquette University funds as well as an NIH Director’s Early Independence Award, 'Life After Sport: Prior Injury and Sedentary Behavior as Mechanisms of Later Poor Health' (DP5-OD031833).

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The competitive applicant will be a highly motivated research scientist with a history of research productivity (peer-reviewed publications and presentations), experience working with human research subjects, and a PhD or ScD (or equivalent) in rehabilitation science, sports medicine, kinesiology, exercise science, exercise physiology, cardiovascular physiology, nutrition, behavioral medicine, biomedical engineering, or a related field. Experience in data management, statistical analysis, and scientific writing is required. The successful candidate will be expected to lead ancillary projects and help manage the primary research project including helping mentor and manage student workers and other lab personnel.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Exceptional candidates will possess one or more of the following: clinical degree in physical therapy, athletic training, medicine, nursing, or occupational therapy; history of funding and desire to pursue extramural funding (e.g., NIH NRSA fellowship); experience in phlebotomy, physical activity monitoring, dietary analyses, strength testing, and/or functional performance testing; and/or expertise or interest in learning qualitative methods and/or systematic review.

EOE Statement: It is the policy of Marquette University to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable federal or state-protected classification.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://employment.marquette.edu/postings/15649 (Note: the start-date is flexible.)

Please contact Dr. Jacob Capin at jacob.capin@marquette.edu if you are interested in the position.