Post-Doctoral Fellow

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

ID: 7079578
Posted: June 9, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Summary
The primary responsibilities will be: (1) to work within the Human Performance Center (HPC) on applied scientific projects focused on student-athlete health and wellness under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Greenwood
(2) work within the Musculoskeletal Analysis Laboratory (MAL) on biomechanics projects related to musculoskeletal injuries and sport performance under the supervision of Dr. Max Paquette.

The candidate will work closely with HPC staff to support our athlete preparation and athlete capacity pillars and will use a variety of available scientific instruments in addition to applied sport science problem solving to provide detailed physical testing for Memphis Tiger athletes. In addition, the candidate will conduct projects related to workload, recovery and the physiology of physical development to provide sport-specific understanding of raw physical demands of performance at the highest level. Some tasks will include daily monitoring of athlete capabilities, tracking training workload in training or competition to answer coach- or medical staff-driven questions.

The candidate will also collaborate on biomechanical projects related to injury risk factors and performance optimization in athletes. The candidate will manage newly developed research studies including supervision and oversight of Masters-level students. Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate student training and oversight, pilot testing for new projects, signal processing, data analyses, and scholarly output preparation.

Minimum Position Qualifications
An earned PhD or equivalent in Biomechanics, Sports Science, Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology, or a related area of study.

Special Conditions
The ideal candidate will:
• Have a strong research focus in the area of biomechanics, musculoskeletal injuries, or sports science research
• Have the ability to disseminate complex scientific concepts in the context of applied sports science
• Possess advanced understanding of biomechanical research methods and instrumentation (including wearable technology), signal processing and data analyses, statistics, and research project management
• Have prior experience working with athletes, coaches, and sport medical staff
• Have exceptional oral and written communication skills in English
• Meet eligibility requirements to begin and continue working in the United States at the time of appointment


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