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Pro Tem Research Associate

University of Oregon

September 20, 2018
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Academic/Faculty, Biological/Biomedical Sciences


Department: Human Physiology
Rank: Research Associate
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Review of Applications Begins
October 3, 2018; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to candidates
Complete applications must include a cover letter and current CV or CV.
Department Summary
The UO Department of Human Physiology is home to undergraduate and graduate students who desire strong training in human physiology and anatomy that will prepare them for careers in medicine, allied health professions, and biomedical research.
Position Summary
The Bowerman Sports Science Clinic is seeking a part-time, funding contingent Research Associate. This position is only funded through February, 2019. Under the direction of Dr. Michael Hahn, the Bowerman Sports Science Clinic conducts research on the biomechanics of locomotion and the physiological results of exercise. Current projects are focused on lower leg strength and balance control, and neuromotor adaptation to novel locomotion states. The Research Associate will coordinate the everyday activities of the laboratory related to the current studies, specifically managing the recruitment and enrollment of new research participants and superviseing the everyday data collections, including motion capture, force platform, strength measurement, and metabolic assessment systems. The position will require the candidate to make independent decisions involving the selection of a course of action from a number of possible alternatives after considerations of each, made freely without direction or supervision with respect to matters of significance.
Minimum Requirements
• Terminal degree in Physiology, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Bioengineering, Neuroscience, or related field.
• Work or graduate school practice in a research laboratory performing human subjects experiments.
• practice writing and/or amending IRB Human Subjects protocols.
Professional Competencies
• expertise of human anatomy and physiology, with emphasis on muscular, neural, and cardiorespiratory functions.
• Basic computer expertise, including proficiency using Excel.
Preferred Qualifications
• PhD degree in Physiology, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Bioengineering, Neuroscience, or related field.
• practice coordinating large sample human subjects research studies.
• Proficient in performing motion capture, strength testing, performance physiology testing, electromyographic testing.
• Proficient in programming using Matlab, LabView, R, Python, or equivalent.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and discapability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to candidates and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, Contact Us by us at E-Mail: or 541-346-5112.
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