Post-Doctoral Fellow

Location
Columbia, MO
Posted
Mar 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN REHABILITATION AND STRATEGY-BASED TRAINING

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: The Performance, Participation, and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory in the Department of Occupational Therapy in the School of Health Professions at the University of Missouri-Columbia (https://healthprofessions.missouri.edu/occupational-therapy/) has an opening for a two-year research postdoctoral associate
Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Setting: The University of Missouri-Columbia, the first public university west of the Mississippi River, is a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university. Cost of living in Columbia and surrounding areas is very reasonable.
Primary Activities: This postdoctoral fellowship will provide a variety of clinical research experiences relevant to working with individuals with neurological injury, primarily focused on the use of strategy-based training to improve performance and reduce cognitive impairment. Fellows will have the opportunity to become involved in archival data analysis/manuscript preparation as well as ongoing studies developing performance-based outcome measures and the use of strategy-based training in individuals with stroke and cancer. A major emphasis of the research will be on exploring the combined impact of strategy-training with other treatment modalities known to positively impact cognition and/or performance of everyday life activities. Specific duties will include support with conducting ongoing projects, analyzing current data, developing and conducting future studies, manuscript and grant preparation, training in multiple therapeutic and assessment modalities, training in responsible conduct of research, and support with teaching/presentations related to this work. The most successful applicants will have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in research. Previous experience with research in this area is desirable, but training will also be provided as well.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. or other doctoral degree with evidence of research training in field related to rehabilitation, demonstrate strong potential for a career in clinical research, and have substantial experience in research with individuals with neurological injury



Salary

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.




Application Materials

Applications are to be submitted online. Applicants should include a letter of interest and an official transcript in the Attachments section of the application. A current curriculum vitae must be saved in the Resume/CV section of the application.
Three letters of reference may be mailed to Dr. Timothy Wolf, 810 Clark Hall, Columbia, MO 65211.




Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.

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