Casual Hourly - Research Specialist

Requisition # 2017-7722
Department Health Services
Category Research and Laboratory
Date Posted 6/30/2017
Full-Time / Part-Time Temporary
Application Deadline 7/30/2017


The Research Specialist participates in a 4 month (possibly 24 month) study assessing clinical measures of concussion in men's and women's varsity athletes. The primary focus of the research is to prospectively assess the natural history of concussion in male and female athletes using clinical measures including symptoms, cognitive function and postural stability and psychological health. Assessments will be made at baseline, and at specific time intervals post-injury.


Clinical Care (40%)
  • Aides in baseline and post-injury clinical assessments
  • Performs sideline concussion assessment testing, and administers neuropsychological testing utilizing clinical measures including symptoms, cognitive function, postural stability, and psychological health.

Administrative Support (60%)
  • Helps with recruitment of varsity men and women varsity athletes
  • Describes study design to athletes and other interested parties
  • Enters data into a secure database


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in psychology, health sciences, kinesiology, neuroscience, biomechanics or a related field
  • Experience conducting behavioral research
  • Experience in any of the research assessments (e.g. neuropsychological testing, clinical assessments)
  • Have an interest in concussion research

  • CPR and AED certification
  • Familiarity with statistics and experience with programming in Matlab or similar software

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Salary Grade

TMP, 001

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