Research Assistant - Physical Therapy

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

ID: 7085350
Posted: September 15, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Organizational Overview
At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool VCU Student Only
Anticipated Hiring Range $12/Hour
Campus MCV Campus
Position Type Student
Normal work days
Normal work hours
Job Category Research
Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No
Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No
Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant.
Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required.
Resource Critical No
Description of the Job
The Department of Physical Therapy is looking for part-time research assistants (RA) to help conduct a funded trial examining a new way to measure Parkinson’s Disease symptoms related to body stiffness that can influence posture and balance. Responsibilities will include scheduling participants, data collection on human subjects, data processing, and assisting in other activities in the VCU Motor Control Lab (MCL). All activities are under the supervision of Dr. Thomas (Director of MCL) and post-doctoral fellows working in the MCL.

Required Qualifications
Accepted or enrolled in the VCU Physical Therapy DPT program or Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences PhD program
Preferred Qualifications
Prior employment as a lab technician or experience with motion capture, human subject research, Matlab or R programming languages, or clinical assessment of balance and motion (particularly within a Parkinson’s Disease population)


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