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Biomechanics Lab Coordinator - University of Delaware (Newark, DE)

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  • Biomechanics Lab Coordinator - University of Delaware (Newark, DE)

    The UD Kinesiology and Applied Physiology Biomechanics research faculty, Dr. Arch, Dr. Buckley, Dr. Crenshaw, Dr. Hafer, and Dr. Reimann, are seeking a laboratory coordinator to support a diverse array of predominately lower extremity biomechanics related studies. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating multiple human research studies and will make appropriate decisions under limited direction. Primary responsibilities are the recruitment and scheduling of human participants for research studies, assisting with data acquisition and data management, calibration and set-up of Biomechanics lab(s), ordering and maintaining research equipment and general laboratory supplies, preparing and submitting protocols, annual reviews, and adverse event reports to regulatory bodies (e.g., IRB, funding agencies), and performing general laboratory upkeep and maintenance. Reasonable general computer skills are required as the candidate will maintain multiple databases including personal health information, secured online databases, and data processing. The candidate will interact with faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, administrators and clinical staff across multiple departments within the University, as well as external vendors and other academic and industry collaborators. Continuation of this 2-year position is contingent upon performance and the future availability of funding. This position will require 40 hours of work per week.

    For more information, see the job posting here or contact Dr. Hafer at

    • Research participant management including screening and participant recruitment, participant scheduling, management of research participant documentation, and assisting with protocol compliance.
    • Assist with laboratory set-up and data collection in the Biomechanics lab(s).
    • Supervision of undergraduate students and assisting graduate students.
    • Assist with data analysis and interpretation for the purposes of publication and grant applications.
    • Institutional Review Board management including assistance with consenting process, maintaining current enrollment reports, and assistance with annual reports, adverse event reports, and similar IRB related documentation.
    • Maintenance and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment.
    • Promotes and provides direction as it relates to workplace safety.
    • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
    • Bachelor's degree, Master's preferred, in Biomechanics or related field and two years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Biomechanics Lab experience.
    • Experience working with human subject research participants.
    • Experience with administrative responsibilities.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively in verbal, written, and electronic communication.
    • Ability to collect and analyze data.
    • Experience with Matlab preferred.
    • Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.
    • Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.
    To Apply:
    Refer to job number 498474 at

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    Applications close: Open until filled. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2022.

    Job no: 498474
    College / VP Area: College of Health Sciences
    Work type: Staff
    Location: Newark
    Categories: Research & Laboratory, Full Time

    Pay Grade: 29E (see "40 Hour General Structure" under "Salary Structures" here for salary range)