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  • PhD Student Position | Life After Sport Trajectories (LAST) Lab | Exercise and Rehabilitation Science PhD Program | Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

    PhD Student Assistantship | Life After Sport Trajectories (LAST) Laboratory

    Marquette University Exercise and Rehabilitation Science PhD Program

    The Life After Sport Trajectories (LAST) laboratory, directed by Dr. Jacob Capin, is seeking qualified applicants for a funded doctoral position to study long-term health in competitive athletes. 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, DP5-OD031833 (https://www.marquette.edu/news-center/2021/marquette-physical-therapy-professor-receives-1-9-million-nih-high-risk-high-reward-research-grant.php). More information about the current research project is available at NIH Reporter (https://reporter.nih.gov/search/zrvO6K1hkE2ue5ADGGGpag/project-details/10253367). The PhD position is in the Exercise and Rehabilitation Science Graduate Program, College of Health Sciences, Marquette University.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Clinical degree (e.g., DPT, MSAT, MD, DO, MSN, etc.) or MS in a related field including but not limited to exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomedical engineering, sports and exercise analytics, biomechanics and movement science, nutrition, psychology, or behavioral science
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Detail oriented, eager to learn, and strong aptitude in analytic skills and writing
    Preferred Qualifications (preference given to individuals with one or more of the following):
    • Research experience including data collection, processing, and management
    • Clinical experience in sports medicine or a related field
    • Experience in phlebotomy, physical activity monitoring, dietary analyses, strength testing, and/or functional performance testing
    • Competitive sports background
    Contact Information:
    Jacob J. Capin, PT, DPT, PhD, MS
    Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy
    Director, Life After Sport Trajectories (LAST) laboratory
    Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
    Email: jacob.capin@marquette.edu

    Start Date: Summer 2022 (flexible)
    Program & Location: Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Program, College of Health Science, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
    Deadline: Applications will be considered immediately on a rolling basis until the position is filled. A second position may be available for a summer 2023 start date.
    Interested in Applying? If interested, please email Dr. Jacob Capin the following information attached as one combined PDF document: 1) cover letter addressing how the applicant meets all required qualifications and any preferred qualifications and the applicant’s reason(s) for applying for this position; 2) one-page essay on the applicant’s research interests and long-term professional goals; 3) names and contact information of at least 3 professional references; and 4) resume or curriculum vitae. ***Formal application to the Exercise and Rehabilitation Science Graduate Program is required.***

    ***Applicants will be required to apply and gain admittance to Marquette University’s Exercise and Rehabilitation Science (EXRS) PhD program. More details on the EXRS program are available online: https://www.marquette.edu/grad/programs-exercise-rehabilitation-science-graduate-program.php. Individuals may also contact the graduate program director, Dr. Kathy Lukaszewicz (kathleen.lukaszewicz@marquette.edu), for questions about the EXRS graduate program.
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