Post Doctoral Fellow for Cognitive Testing

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Position Number998737Functional TitlePost Doctoral Fellow for Cognitive TestingPosition TypePost-docsPosition EclassEP - EHRA 12 mo leave earningUniversity Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The Department of Kinesiology is one of eight departments and two programs within the School of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) at UNCG. The shared mission within HHS is to enhance the health and well-being of the people of the state, region, and nation through excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Position Summary

Through excellence in teaching, research, and service, the Department of Kinesiology integrates the multi-disciplinary study of movement and application of lifetime physical activity to prepare professionals (teachers, clinicians, scientists, faculty) at both the undergraduate and graduate level to enhance the health, physical activity, physical performance, and well-being of individuals across the lifespan in diverse contexts. This position directly supports the multi-disciplinary nature of the research mission in Kinesiology. Dr. Jennifer Etnier, Department of Kinesiology, is inviting applications for a post-doctoral research position working on the Physical Activity and Alzheimer’s Disease (PAAD)-2 study. PAAD-2 is a phase II clinical trial supported by the National Institute of Aging. This 5-year study will explore the effects of a 1-year physical activity program on cognitive performance by cognitively normal adults with a family history of Alzheimer’s.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Kinesiology, Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, or related field. Competitive candidates must have and maintain CPR certification and should have a strong research background with excellent data collection and management skills. The candidate must be comfortable with research design, acquisition and analysis of behavioral cognitive data, manuscript preparation, and assisting in the training of graduate students and research assistants. The postdoctoral research fellow/associate will be primarily responsible for collecting, scoring, recording, and analyzing behavioral cognitive data, but will be cross-trained and expected to support the project in other ways as needed. Prior experience with REDCap is preferred. S/he will work closely with the investigative team and will have the opportunity to participate in and take the lead on publications using data from this and other related projects. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to the success of this funded project. Position is 1-year renewable, for up to a total of 5 years.

Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and CertificatesPreferred Qualifications

Prior experience with REDCap is preferred. S/he will work closely with the investigative team and will have the opportunity to participate in and take the lead on publications using data from this and other related projects. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to the success of this funded project. Start date is negotiable, but preference for starting in September 2018.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Re-post, Previous Applicants Need Not Re-Apply, Still Under Consideration.

Recruitment RangeCommensurate with experienceOrg #-DepartmentKinesiology - 13003Job Open Date07/24/2018For Best Consideration DateJob Close DateOpen Until FilledYesFTE1.0 (Full-Time)Type of AppointmentTime LimitedIf time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.

5 years

Number of Months per Year12FLSAExemptKey Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time25%Key Responsibility

Data Collection

Essential Tasks

Obtain informed consent; Administer cognitive tasks and record responses

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time30%Key Responsibility

Data Reduction

Essential Tasks

Judge inclusion/exclusion criteria; Score cognitive tasks; Record cognitive data

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time15%Key Responsibility

Data analysis

Essential Tasks

Conduct descriptive analyses, identify missing or incorrect data; Conduct basic statistical analyses

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time30%Key Responsibility

Manuscript preparation

Essential Tasks

Contribute to writing of empirical and review papers; Contribute to creation of empirical presentations

ADA Checklist

ADA Checklist

R for Rare (0-30%), O for Occasional (30-60%), F for Frequent (60-90%), C for Constant (90-100%).

Physical EffortHand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Finger Dexterity - F, Vision-Skilled Trades - C, Reading - F, Writing - F, Eye-hand coordination - R, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - R, Vision-Visual inspection - R, Hearing - F, Talking - FWork EnvironmentInside - CApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Unofficial Transcript(s)
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    Posted: 2/5/2019
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