The Neuromechanics and Applied Locomotion Laboratory at the University of Utah is hiring a research coordinator to assist with on-going funded research examining balance and mobility in individuals with concussions. The candidate will have the opportunity to work on several federally-funded and foundation-funded projects with Drs. Peter Fino and Lee Dibble. The candidate will interact on a regular basis with volunteer research subjects, with University of Utah Athletic Training staff to coordinate balance testing for University of Utah athletes, with other faculty from various groups across campus, including Neurology, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Psychology, and with research teams at other institutions across the country. The successful candidates will also work alongside postdoctoral fellows and PhD students in Rehabilitation Science or Kinesiology (with a focus on Cognitive and Motor Neuroscience) and the entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy program within the College of Health.

The ideal applicant should have exceptional organizational and project management skills, experience in clinical settings, a grasp of biomechanics, anatomy, and rehabilitation, and strong analytical and problem-solving skills. A Master’s degree in athletic training, kinesiology, biomechanics, engineering, sport science, physical therapy, or another health science field is preferred, but exceptional candidates with a BS in one of the above fields and significant research and / or clinical experience will be considered. Applicants with an engineering background and / or a strong interest in biomechanics and human movement will also be considered.

  • A BS in a relevant discipline, such as kinesiology, biomechanics, athletic training, physical therapy, engineering, or health science related field
  • Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.
Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess the following preferred qualities:
  • Experience conducting human subject research and interacting with participants with impaired neuromuscular control and / or athlete populations
  • Familiarity with biomechanical instrumentation including force plates, motion capture cameras, inertial measurement units, and electromyography
  • Experience working with and managing large participant databases such as REDCap
  • Ability to excel in both team and individual environments
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

Essential Functions:
  • Oversees compliance to protocol; manages quality control, completion and submission of study related documentation; prepares reports for organizations and agencies.
  • Monitors enrollment goals and initiates strategies to promote enrollment and participant compliance. Coordinates and performs responsibilities related to research participants including determining subject population availability, developing informed consents and screening materials, screening and recruiting subjects, scheduling visits, obtaining informed consent, answering subject inquiries, collecting participant data, overseeing study visits and acting as a point-of-contact between participants and study-related parties.
  • Recognizes, tracks and reports adverse events and protocol deviations.
  • Prepares for and coordinates site visits made by sponsors or federal agencies during course and at the close of the study.
  • Represents the research program at meetings, national and international research consortia.
  • Prepares, submits and maintains IRB, NIH, DOD, and/or other regulatory documents and research correspondence.
  • Supervises, mentors and trains new or junior research staff.
  • Coordinates with referring physicians to provide information regarding available research projects and to maintain a strong referral basis.
  • Develops and maintains participant and study databases.
  • Coordinates protocols with collaborators at other institutions.
  • Assists the Principal Investigator and research team in the development of study protocols, study design, and preparation of research projects

Salary Range: 45,000-60,000, Fully Benefitted

The position is a full-time (100% FTE) position with funding available for multiple years.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023. Salary will be commensurate with experience

To apply, visit: and submit:
  1. Cover letter describing interest in the position and previous research experience
  2. CV / Resume
  3. Names and contact information of three references.

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