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    Review of applications for this posting will begin on Monday, April 4th
    Last edited by David Kingston; March 23, 2022, 10:35 AM.

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  • Research Associate Position – Movement Analysis Core at the University of Nebraska Omaha

    The University of Nebraska Omaha's Department of Biomechanics is home to the MOVCENTR which is supported through an NIH COBRE Award (P20GM109090). We are seeking a talented individual to join the Movement Analysis Core (MOVAN) to expand ongoing basic and clinical research activities while supporting the overall aims of the Core. The Research Associate will report to the Director of MOVAN (Dr. Daivd Kingston).

    MOVAN Aims
    1) to enable measurement of behavioral function and movement analysis
    2) provide centralized clinical measurement and training, along with support for subject recruitment and research compliance
    3) to mentor MOVCENTR investigators in the assessment and interpretation of behavioral function and movement analysis data
    4) and to build MOVAN as a leading resource to the institution, the state, and the region for assessment of behavioral function and movement analysis, specifically for use in human movement variability research to treat and prevent motor-related disorders.

    Essential Activities
    · Protocols, data collection, and statistical analyses of clinical and healthy populations.
    · Performing clinical gait analysis for children with neurodegenerative diseases.
    · Administrative and regulatory policies related to research results and NIH reporting.
    · Applying to significant federal grant funding.
    · Developing new clinical assessment and reporting methods.
    · Training of new staff and/or graduate students.

    Additional Preferred Qualifications
    · Creating processing software using MATLAB, Visual 3D, Python, and/or D-Flow.
    · Creating and updating standard operating procedure manuals.
    · Recruiting and scheduling experimental subjects.
    · Independently troubleshoot hardware and software issues.
    · Other duties as assigned by the MOVAN Director.

    Required Qualifications
    Ph.D. degree in Biomechanics, Neuroscience, Engineering, Computer Science, Kinesiology, or related field.

    How to Apply
    To apply, please submit the following application materials to (
    1. Cover letter
    2. CV
    3. Equity statement or philosophy

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with skills and experience.

    Questions About the Position
    Please contact Dr. David Kingston at:

    Information about UNO and Omaha
    UNO is a vibrant, metropolitan university in the state’s largest city Omaha with an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students. In recent decades, the campus developed as a more traditional residential university supported by several new and beautifully appointed residence halls. UNO is classified as a doctoral research university in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and the Athletic program competes in NCAA Division I. UNO also has the distinction of being one of the nation’s leaders in engagement and outreach with a 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation. The campus is located in the heart of Omaha, a cosmopolitan city of more than 600,000 (1.2 million including the large Omaha metro area), which is known for its excellent public school system and strong economic base. The city is home to several racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse groups, and is characterized by myriad places to eat, live and shop.
    UNO and the Department of Biomechanics have a strong commitment to diversity in its varied forms and to fostering an inclusive and welcoming learning environment where students, faculty, and staff thrive and succeed. With a metropolitan mission, UNO serves a diverse student body with many first-generation college students and is actively engaged with the community in myriad ways. For additional information on our vibrant campus community, please see our recent ad in Chronicle of Higher Education, Growing With and Within our Thriving Community.
    The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.
    Last edited by David Kingston; February 18, 2022, 04:33 PM.