Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Physical Therapy - 300820

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Department Overview
The University of North Texas Health Science Center Department of Physical Therapy is housed within the School of Health Professions (SHP), which also includes a Physician Assistant Studies Program and an online Graduate Certificate in Lifestyle Health. The PT department offers a clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) and a dual-degree DPT/Ph.D. in Structural Anatomy and Rehabilitation Sciences in collaboration with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. UNTHSC is dedicated to excellence in education, research, primary care and community service with the goal of becoming a top 10 health science center. UNTHSC has a strong commitment to the success of the Physical Therapy department. UNTHSC relies on a culture of values with integrity, collaboration, respect, serve others first, be visionary to create solutions for a healthier community. We develop and deliver these solutions in an inter-professional, team-based environment that promotes patient-centered care. We are seeking a faculty member who recognizes the importance of values-based leadership and whose vision is consistent with emerging health care delivery.

Position Details
The Physical Therapy Department at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

Postdoctoral Research Associates duties are related to research activities, required an advance level of knowledge in their perspective filed. Learning, are be in the majority intellectual and varied in character, and required consistent use of discretion and judgment.

A PhD in biomedical or mechanical engineering, bio-mechanics or health sciences. Individuals who hold MD degrees with relevant research experience will also be considered.

* Experience in clinical bio-mechanics research, engineering software such as Matlab, LabView, Comsol, etc.
* Ability to effectively communicate with study subjects.

* Execute experiments independently, collect data and take good notes of experiments, and keep up-to-date with the most recent literature in the field of study.
* Write manuscripts and prepare materials for scientific presentations inside and outside.
* Perform technical procedures involved in execution of own experiments (i.e. Analyze experimental results of experimental protocols).
* Presentation of project results to internal and external parties.
* Operates specialized scientific equipment.
* Performs statistical analyses, including selecting the appropriate analysis procedure, setting up data for analysis, judging validity and reliability of data, designing and writing programs to perform analyses, and producing written reports on the result of the analyses.
* Write research results for publication (i.e. Clearly summarize data for analysis, prepare needed figures for publication and participate in preparing revisions of manuscripts).
* Provide knowledge and help with experiments as requested by graduate students.
* Engaged in fieldwork and writing of technical publications and reports.
* This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the Department.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Required Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

*Appropriate doctoral degree. If the degree had not been conferred at the time applicant applied for a postdoc position, a letter needs to be attached from the school's official Graduate Office and/or Registrar's Office certifying that all requirements for the degree have been met and stating the degree conferral date.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* This job operates in a professional office environment.
* This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
* This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required.
* This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bending or standing on a stool as necessary.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter with their online application.

Pay Rate
Salary Commensurate with Experience

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Posted: 1/13/2019
Application Due: 3/14/2019
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