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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. Then use that knowledge to develop new surrogate markers of recovery, new methods of injury prognostication, and new therapies for spinal cord injury.

We’re glad you want join us to be a part of each  VICTORY OVER PARALYSIS  we discover. Individuals interested in pursuing a career in spinal cord injury research may send their CV or resume to: carla.hilse@louisville.edu.

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This page current as of: 4/14/2021

 


As offered through  University of Louisville


Research Technologist I

The Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Core of the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center has a position available for a Research Technologist I. The Research Tech will work as a team member in a dynamic research environment focusing on cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation strategies in participants involved in spinal cord injury research. Knowledge of electrophysiological assessments, blood pressure and heart rate monitoring, motion capture software, neuroimaging, and/or kinematic analysis is beneficial. Strong computer skills are required.

Learn about the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Core.

Interested applicants should contact Bonnie E. Legg Ditterline, PhD directly at: bonnie.ditterline@louisville.edu


Postdoctoral Associate with the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Core

The Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at the University of Louisville is pleased to announce a position for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate to join the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Core, under the direction of Alexander Ovechkin, MD, PhD. The Postdoctoral Associate will be responsible for organizing and conducting day-to-day research activities related to projects involving human spinal cord injury. The Postdoctoral Associate will play an important role in the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded grant examining the neural mechanisms of recovery in individuals who have undergone rehabilitative respiratory training and epidural spinal cord stimulation. Additionally, the Postdoctoral Associate will be involved in other projects examining the effects of respiratory-cardiovascular rehabilitative approaches alone and in combination with neuromodulatory interventions, such as transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation and pharmacological agents, on the excitability of the injured nervous system and respiratory-cardiovascular function.

Learn about the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Core.

Applicants should submit an application package that includes a cover letter with personal statement outlining the relevant background and publications, curriculum vitae, and the contact information of 2-3 references directly to Dr. Alexander Ovechkin at: alexander.ovechkin@louisville.edu


Postdoctoral Associate with the Urogenital and Bowel Core

The Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at the University of Louisville is pleased to announce a position for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate to join the Urogenital and Bowel Core, under the direction of April Herrity, PhD. Candidates having a background in Neuroscience, Physiology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Bioengineering, and/or a closely related field are encouraged to apply. Previous human subject research and regulatory experience is recommended. The position requires that the candidate will have completed highly relevant doctoral training in related areas and awarded a Ph.D. Preferred candidates will also have a strong publication record and demonstrated experience in research coordination and project management. The primary areas of research focus include activity-dependent neural plasticity and recovery of bowel and bladder function after spinal cord injury. The Postdoctoral Associate will be responsible for organizing and conducting day-to-day experimental activities related to projects assessing bowel and bladder function and will have opportunities to collaborate and work in the basic and human research core facilities. This position also will have a high degree of independence in an innovative and creative research environment that emphasizes scientific rigor.

Learn about the Urogenital and Bowel Core.

Applicants should submit an application package that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, relevant prior publications, and the contact information of 2-3 references directly to Dr. April Herrity at: april.herrity@louisville.edu


Activity-Based Technician I and II (4 positions available)

As a part of the Movement Performance and Locomotor Recovery Clinic team, the Activity Based Technician (ABT) will be responsible for physically assisting research participants and clinical patients during training and therapy sessions with both upper and lower extremity motor functions. ABT also serves as a patient or participant advocate for both clinical and research settings, including Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center screens. Uses moderate to significantly complex technical equipment, such as transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation, epidural stimulation, and neuromuscular electrical stimulation.

Learn about the Movement Performance and Locomotor Recovery Core.
Learn about the Movement Performance and Locomotor Recovery Clinic.

If interested, please contact Ricky Seither at: richard.seither@louisville.edu for more information regarding the day-to-day duties of the position, as well as, to provide your past experiences in rehabilitation.


Activity-Based Technician I

The Activity-Based Technician I (ABT I) will be responsible for physically assisting research participants during training sessions with lower extremity motor functions using proper kinematic techniques and body mechanics. Uses moderate to significantly complex technical equipment.

Learn about the Epidural Stimulation Program.

If interested, please contact Claudia Angeli, PhD at: claudia.angeli@louisville.edu


Social Worker

The Social Worker will manage individual cases in order to enhance the quality of experience and maximize satisfaction for participants involved in spinal cord injury research. Includes linking to community resources and peer support, and assisting with navigation surrounding the financial, administrative, and patient care elements of the program.

If interested, please contact Erin Brinks at: erin.brinks@louisville.edu

 


As offered through  U of L Health

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Pediatrics Activity-Based Tech I

The Pediatrics Activities-Based Tech I provides a direct supportive role in the delivery of therapy services – primarily in the Activity Based Therapy, Research and Community Fitness and Wellness Programs. Clinical skills include the physical capacity to provide locomotor training. Effective time management. Effective oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required, with PowerPoint preferred.

Minimum 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. Knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and basic exercise science preferred. Six months patient care experience in a health care facility preferred. BLS certification must be obtain prior to employment.

Job ID: 2021-18498


Pediatrics Activity-Based Tech I

The Pediatrics Activities-Based Tech I provides a direct supportive role in the delivery of therapy services – primarily in the Activity-Based Therapy, Research and Community Fitness and Wellness Programs. Clinical skills include the physical capacity to provide locomotor training, Effective time management, and Effective oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required, with PowerPoint preferred.

Minimum 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. Knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and basic exercise science preferred. Six months patient care experience in a healthcare facility preferred. BLS certification must be obtain prior to employment.

Job ID: 2020-16679


Pediatrics Activity-Based Tech I

The Pediatrics Activities-Based Tech I provides a direct supportive role in the delivery of therapy services – primarily in the Activity-Based Therapy, Research and Community Fitness and Wellness Programs. Clinical skills include the physical capacity to provide locomotor training, Effective time management, and Effective oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required, with PowerPoint preferred.

Minimum 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. Knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and basic exercise science preferred. Six months patient care experience in a healthcare facility preferred. BLS certification must be obtain prior to employment.

Job ID: 2020-16680


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