Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related TBI Research Center)

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Position Title:

Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related TBI Research Center)

Vacancy ID:



Exercise and Sport Science - 318600

Position Type:

Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range:

$50,000 to $55,000


Full Time

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Estimated Duration of Appointment:

12 Months

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Posting Close Date:


Open Until Filled:


Work Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Summary:

This position will conduct research in the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related TBI Research Center with an emphasis on ongoing neurotrauma research in the military and sport. The post-doctoral research associate is expected to work in a highly collaborative fast paced environment. There are opportunities to contribute to project development, grant writing, study implementation and management, data analyses and manuscript writing, and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. The postdoctoral research associate will primarily be responsible for leading the day-to-day data analytics and outcome interpretation for studies concerning Active Rehabilitation in the military and sport. They will work under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator for data collection, management, and analysis, interpretation, and dissemination.

Educational Requirements:

Earned doctorate (by July 1, 2021); preferably in Exercise and Sport Science, Neuroscience, Sports Medicine, or Public Health related field (e.g., Epidemiology).

Qualifications and Experience:

Research experience in clinical study outcomes including, but not limited to cognitive neuroscience, health-related quality of life, neurophysiological assessments, data analysis, injury surveillance, and/or other epidemiological-based outcomes is required. Experience with large databases and database programs (e.g. RedCAP), and data analytics, including proficiency with statistical programming (SAS preferred) is a requirement. Experience with clinical research and associated data directly related to neurotrauma (sport related concussion, traumatic brain injury) is strongly preferred.

In addition to the above, strong work ethic and commitment to becoming an independent scientist is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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Job No:
Posted: 11/17/2020
Application Due: 12/8/2020
Work Type: Full Time