Visiting Research Specialist - Kinesiology and Community Health ( A1800284 )

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Visiting Research Specialist
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
College of Applied Health Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking a qualified applicant to fill a full-time, 12-month position as a Visiting Research Specialist. Primary responsibilities will include collection of human movement data in an active research lab (namely, Motor Control Research laboratory), support activities of the lab director, and engage in research. Major duties and responsibilities will include:

- Screening and scheduling participants for research studies
- Operate and maintain biomechanical and human movement sensor data equipment
- Perform clinical mobility and fall risk assessments
- Data cleaning and processing
- Oversee and maintain databases for fall prevention research projects
- Facilitate development of standard protocols within the lab, ensuring proper procedures and policies are followed on a day-to-day basis
- Assist with organization of community engagement
- Prepare reports pertaining to recruitment, research progression, and related issues for internal and external use
- Assist Research Lab Coordinator with coordination of day-to-day organization of multiple research studies, allocate appropriate research space and equipment, and preparation of study materials
- Other related duties as assigned to further the mission of the unit

Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree with at least one college level course in research methods or direct experience conducting human research is required. Experience conducting research with individuals. At least one college level course in research methods or direct experience conducting research; experience working with diverse groups or individuals; experience working on team-based projects is required. Experience working on health related research; experience working with other adults, or individuals with mobility impairment is preferred.

Skills Desired: Successful candidates will be expected to be highly organized; dependable; familiar with Microsoft Office software; have excellent oral and written communication skills; have an ability to work independently and in a team environment. Excellent and demonstrated interpersonal, time management, and solution focused skills are required.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Process/Closing Date: To ensure full consideration, candidates must complete a profile at and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references by June 6, 2018 or until the position is filled. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date, although no hiring decisions will be made until after the search has closed. For more information about the position, applicants may contact:

Kinesiology and Community Health
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
906 S. Goodwin Ave., Freer Hall, Urbana, IL 61801
Email: [email protected] Phone: 217-244-0823

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The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

College Name or Administrative Unit: Applied Health Sciences
Category: Academic Professional
Title: Visiting Research Specialist - Kinesiology and Community Health ( A1800284 )
Open Date: 05/09/2018
Close Date: 06/06/2018
Organization Name: Kinesiology and Community Health





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Posted: 5/11/2018
Application Due: 6/7/2018
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