Post doctoral Scholar

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Job Title:

Post doctoral Scholar

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Department Name:

7N640:Physical Therapy

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Required Education:

The applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in biomechanics or a related field.

Required Related Experience:

Significant laboratory experience, and evidence of scholarly productivity.

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Physical Requirements:



M-F 8-5:00

Job Summary:

The Biomotion laboratory in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Kentucky is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated post-doctoral scholar with expertise in lower extremity biomechanics. The post-doctoral scholar will work on projects funded by the Department of Defense and National Institute of Health studying the effects of various rehabilitation programs on common sports and orthopedic injuries. The person in this position will participate in laboratory data capture and analyses for ongoing research projects with opportunities to develop their own questions and projects. Applicants with experience providing research mentorship to graduate and undergraduate researchers will be given preference.

The applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in biomechanics or a related field, with significant laboratory experience, and evidence of scholarly productivity. Applicants who are ABD with the intention of graduating in the Spring\Summer 2021 semester are also encouraged to apply. Eligible applicants should be highly motivated and be able to work in a collaborative environment. The applicant will be expected to be involved in several research projects and contribute to the writing of grant applications and publications.

A post-doctoral scholar position at the University of Kentucky is a temporary position with competitive salary support and benefits intended to provide training and education in research to advance the individuals to an independent career. Our laboratory works as part of a large collaborative team and there are ample opportunities to work with orthopedic physicians, statisticians, biomechanists, engineers, and physical therapists. We provide a rich mentoring environment with one on one meetings, lab meetings, and opportunities to present work at national meetings. Lexington is beautiful city, with a great local dining scene and is close to many world class outdoor recreational areas including the Red River Gorge. To be considered for the position, applicants should submit their application through the UK Jobs site and also send the following documents to [email protected]
• Current curriculum vitae
• Cover letter describing research interests and career goals
• Names and contact information of two academic references

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 4/7/2021
Application Due: 4/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time