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The Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center is continually seeking outstanding candidates to pursue unparalleled translational research in spinal cord injury. Our overall research goals are to understand the physiology and plasticity of the sensorimotor system in health and in patients with spinal cord and injury and to use that knowledge to develop new surrogate markers of recovery, new methods of injury prognostication and new therapies for spinal cord injury.

Types of positions available:

Post-Doctoral Associate
The main responsibilities will be to conduct human spinal cord injury research targeting neuromuscular recovery. Additional responsibilities include: manuscript preparation of research findings, reading literature and reviewing manuscripts, presentations at meetings, attending and presenting at seminars, organization of and attendance at training activities, and preparing grants for submission.
Preferred candidates will have experience in Neurophysiology, Neuroscience, Physiology, Biomechanics, and/or Kinesiology. Candidates for this position should have 0 through 3 years Postdoctoral experience.

Research Technologist I
The primary functions of this position are to conduct data entry and processing, perform experimental procedures and record data. Position will assist with data acquisition sessions and calibrate and operate a variety of laboratory equipment.
Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s degree in a related field of science and six months of related experience.

Research Technologist II
The primary functions of this position are to manage scheduling, supervision, and direction of human translational research projects. The main responsibilities will be to coordinate experiments related to human spinal cord injury research and assist in the management of laboratory projects.
Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s degree in a related field of science and two years of related experience.

Research Coordinator
The primary functions of this position are to coordinate and schedule work flow and personnel for research activities. Plan, implement, and evaluate research project components and procedures. Conduct various experimental procedures on research projects. Manage regulatory compliance. Research, prepare, and edit project related proposals, manuscripts, policies, and associated documents. Train and supervise research staff.
Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s degree in a related field with 6 years of experience. An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience may be substituted for the requirements noted.

Research Engineer
The primary functions of this position include design and fabrication of devices and development of processes based on research needs. Troubleshooting hardware malfunctions for all instrumentation and computers. Assist in the design and modification of experimental technique. Collaborate with Programmer Analyst to integrate all systems to current acquisition software or develop new interfaces for acquisition as needed.
Minimum requirements are a Master’s degree in a related field of engineering and one year of related experience. Additional experience may be used on a one-to-one basis to offset the educational requirements.

Programmer Analyst
The primary functions of this position are to write and modify computer programs of varying complexity and maintain moderate-sized computer application systems for correct and effective operations.
Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field and five years of related Computer experience.

Activity Based Technician
The primary duty of this position is to assist in the delivery of interventional training which includes performance of locomotor training, neuromuscular electrical stimulation and functional mobility for individuals with spinal cord injury. Position will assist with data collection, data analysis and operate a variety of equipment. Individual will serve as participant advocate in various research projects and experimental sessions.
Minimum education requirements are 60 credit hours completion toward degree in exercise science, physiology, or health related field or two years of experience in patient care or research in activity-based therapy or a human locomotor training setting required.

Senior Activity Based Technician
The primary function of this position is to provide advocacy in the delivery of services. Candidates for this position must have completed an Activity Based Technician I position and be competent in delivering plans of care for clinical patients, wellness clients and research participants in a supportive environment. Position will assist with data collection, data analyses and completion of experiment and intervention sessions.
Minimum education requirements are a Bachelor’s degree in exercise science, physiology, or health related field or four years of experience in patient care or research in activity-based therapy or a human locomotor training setting.

Lead Activity Based Technician
The primary role of the Lead is to serve as an extension of the supervisor providing leadership for day-to-day operations. The individual will assist in development and implementation of activity-based progression plans for clients, patients and research participants. Position will serve as lead trainer for research participants and assist in the delivery of research protocol.
Minimum education requirements are a Bachelor’s degree in exercise science, physiology, or health related field. Required experience includes one year patient care or research experience in an activity based therapy or human locomotor training setting.

Individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in spinal cord injury research may send CV or resume to shannon.martin@louisville.edu.

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