Post-Doctoral Research Associate

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Position Title:

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Vacancy ID:



Exercise and Sport Science - 318600

Position Type:

Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range:

$47,476 to $50,004


Full Time



Proposed Start Date:


Estimated Duration of Appointment:

12 Months

Posting Open Date:


Posting Close Date:


Open Until Filled:


Work Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Summary:

The MOTION Science Institute ( at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking applicants for a DoD-funded postdoctoral researcher position. The postdoctoral trainee will work on a clinical trial evaluating the effects of novel interventions on neuromechanical factors related to post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis development following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. The trainee will also gain considerable experience evaluating clinical and research MRI outcomes (e.g. T1 and T2 relaxation times).

Applicants should have a strong background in biomechanics and neuromuscular control, and should hold a PhD (or be ABD at the time of application) in biomechanics or a related discipline (e.g. kinesiology, bioengineering, rehabilitation science, movement science). Clinical training (e.g. physical therapy, athletic training/sports medicine) is preferred but not required. The position start date is July 1, 2021 and is renewable for up to 3 years. A cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for 3 references are required along with your application. Questions can be directed to Dr. Troy Blackburn at [email protected]

Educational Requirements:

Earned doctorate, preferably in Biomechanics or related field

Qualifications and Experience:

Research experience in biomechanics, neuromuscular control, musculoskeletal imaging and/or rehabilitation science.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Job No:
Posted: 11/7/2020
Application Due: 2/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time