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    Boise State University and St. Luke’s Health System have enjoyed a multi-year research partnership around St. Luke’s Concussion Clinic. This is a fully funded post-doctoral scholar position in Children and Adolescents with Concussion. It is expected that multiple manuscripts and at least one grant application will result from this work. It is anticipated that experiences had by the fellow will provide an excellent foundation for future opportunities through involvement with concussion research. The candidate will work with the existing data from concussion patients and develop the data-driven predictive models for concussion diagnosis and recovery. The fellow will have the opportunity to develop an individual line of inquiry in addition to supporting existing projects.

    Preferred start date is January 2022.The position is initially for 2 years with possibility of renewal. The mentor team includes Shuqi Zhang, PhD and Kurt Nilsson, MD, MS.

    For more information about the COBR:
    For more information about the St. Luke Medical center:
    For more information about the St .Luke’s Sports Medicine Concussion Clinic:

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Must have earned a PhD from an accredited institution
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent critical thinking skills
    • Excellent organization skills
    • Advanced data analysis skills and the ability to implement analysis
    • Independent worker
    • Good Communicator
    • Understanding of clinical data and medical terminology
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • A PhD in relevant discipline, such as Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology or Rehabilitation Science
    • Previous experience in a clinical setting
    • Knowledge of programming languages (i.e., Matlab, Python, and R)
    • Clinical knowledge of concussion and experience working with the concussion population or other neurological diseases
    • Knowledge of brain imaging
    • A track record of journal publications in neuromuscular control of movement, postural control, biomechanics, concussion, or brain injury
    Salary and Benefits:
    Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

    To Apply:
    • Resume or curriculum vitae
    • Three references
    • Letter of interest addressing prior experience with any aspect of concussion research and a brief statement outlining a concussion project of interest to the applicant
      The position is open until filled.
    Apply on institution’s website with following link:
    If you have any question regarding this position, please contact Shuqi Zhang, PhD ( or Kurt Nilsson, MD, MS (

    About Boise:
    Boise State University is the largest university in Idaho, with enrollment of more than 25,000 students. The University is located in Idaho’s capital city and largest metropolitan area, which serves as the government, business, high-tech, economic, and cultural center of the state. Boise has a vibrant downtown, and great outdoor recreation including skiing, rafting, camping, fishing, and biking. Forbes ranked Boise #2 in 2018 for best cities to raise a family, U.S. News & World Report ranked Boise in the top 10 for best places to live in 2016, and USA Today ranked Meridian (Boise suburb) as the #1 city to live in America in 2015.