Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related TBI Research Center)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 08 Dec 2020

Posting Information

Position Title Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related TBI Research Center)
Vacancy ID PDS002918
Department Exercise and Sport Science - 318600
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range $50,000 to $55,000
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2021
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date 11/16/2020
Posting Close Date 12/08/2020
Open Until Filled No
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

This position will conduct research in the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related TBI Research Center with an emphasis on ongoing neurotrauma research in the military and sport. The post-doctoral research associate is expected to work in a highly collaborative fast paced environment. There are opportunities to contribute to project development, grant writing, study implementation and management, data analyses and manuscript writing, and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. The postdoctoral research associate will primarily be responsible for leading the day-to-day data analytics and outcome interpretation for studies concerning Active Rehabilitation in the military and sport. They will work under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator for data collection, management, and analysis, interpretation, and dissemination.

Educational Requirements

Earned doctorate (by July 1, 2021); preferably in Exercise and Sport Science, Neuroscience, Sports Medicine, or Public Health related field (e.g., Epidemiology).

Qualifications and Experience

Research experience in clinical study outcomes including, but not limited to cognitive neuroscience, health-related quality of life, neurophysiological assessments, data analysis, injury surveillance, and/or other epidemiological-based outcomes is required. Experience with large databases and database programs (e.g. RedCAP), and data analytics, including proficiency with statistical programming (SAS preferred) is a requirement. Experience with clinical research and associated data directly related to neurotrauma (sport related concussion, traumatic brain injury) is strongly preferred.

In addition to the above, strong work ethic and commitment to becoming an independent scientist is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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Department Contact Name and Title Dr. Johna Register Mihalik
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