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Duke University in Durham, North Carolina
Date Posted 10/05/2020
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

School of Medicine:

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Research Scientist

Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performance Laboratory(K-Lab) < /p>

Doctor of Physical Therapy Division, Department ofOrthopaedi c Surgery

Duke University School of Medicine

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Division (DPT), the DukeSports Science Institute, and the Department of Orthopaed ic Surgery at DukeUniversity seek to recruit a research scientist in the area of humanmovement/motion analysis.  This appointmentis housed in Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University within t heDPT division. The ideal candidate exhibits strong collaborative skills , adiverse history of independent and/or collaborative (i.e. Co-investig ator)governmental and private funding success and scholarship in varying areas ofmovement science, engineering, orthopedics, and sports medicine . The research wouldbe based in the Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performa nce Lab (K-Lab), a state ofthe art movement science laboratory. < /p>

Qualifications forthis research sci entist position include:

< li>Candidates must have anearned doctorate (PhD or equivalent such as Sc.D., M.D., D.V.M.) in kinesiology, bio-mechanics, sports science, bio-engineering, or another closely related area;
  • 5+ years of postdoctoral experience conducting scientif ic research independently;
  • Multiple publica tions and notable significant contributions to scientific research;
  • Experience working with a diverse professional popu lation (e.g., MD’s, physical therapists, athletic trainers).< /li>

  • Expectations

  • Strong collaborative skills including experience coordin ating or collaborating in a movement science/sports performance labo ratory;
  • Proficiency in performing motion captur e and analysis, force plate recording and analysis and isokinetic dy namometry testing and analysis;
  • Interests in no vel, multidisciplinary sports medicine research;
  • Ex perience working with diverse patient and student populations;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • Salary is commensurate withqualification andexperience. Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide abrief synopsis of past movement science/sports orie nted research. Allinterested candidates should send (in confidence) a co ver letter and curriculumvitae by January 31, 2021 including contact inf ormation for three references byemail to Dr. Lou DeFrate.

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