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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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Please select the position title to see the complete job posting. This page current as of: 1/22/2021
 

As offered through  University of Louisville

Research Tech I/II

The Urogenital and Bowel Core takes a comprehensive approach to the care and study of issues related to bladder, bowel, or sexual dysfunction in individuals with spinal cord injuries. We work collaboratively across multi-disciplinary research and clinical teams that include experts in neurology, gastroenterology, neurosurgery, and rehabilitative services. This Core designs protocols using standard medical and research equipment to obtain objective assessments of urogenital and bowel functions.
The primary functions of this position are:

  • Under general supervision, perform a variety of routine tests in human subjects following established methodologies.
  • Record data, summarize, and analyze results using basic statistics.
  • Prepare laboratory instruments and equipment.
  • Maintain supplies inventory in accordance with departmental procedures.
  • Discuss progress of work regularly with supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum education requirements are a Bachelor’s degree in a related field of Science and six months of related experience. Additional experience may be used on a one-to-one basis to offset the educational requirements. Actual job title will be determined based upon applicant education, experience, and qualifications.

Social Worker

The primary function of this position is to support spinal cord injury research participants by providing onsite screening aid and relocation assistance, coordinating outpatient services, linking participants with applicable community resources and peer support, writing letters of support, providing assistance with Kentucky Medicaid enrollment, collecting insurance information, verifying available PT/OT benefits, completing scheduling packets, assisting in recruitment efforts, respond to email and social media messages and other duties as assigned.

Minimum education requirements are a Master’s degree in Social Work. State licensure as a Certified Social Worker (LCSW) may be required. Additional experience may not be used on a one-to-one basis to offset the educational requirements.

Activity-Based Therapist I

The primary duty of this position is, as a team member within a dynamic research environment, to assist in the delivery of activity-based therapy to research participants enrolled in epidural stimulation studies. Providing 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 moderate to significantly complex technical 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 2 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.

Activity-Based Therapist I

The primary duty of this position is, as a team member within a dynamic research environment, to assist in the delivery of activity-based therapy to research participants enrolled in epidural stimulation studies. Providing 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 moderate to significantly complex technical 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 2 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.

As offered through  U of L Health

Activity-Based Therapist I

The primary duty of this position is, as a team member within a dynamic research environment, to provide 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 needed, including the physical capacity to provide locomotor training.

Minimum education requirements 60 credit hours completion toward degree in exercise science, physiology, or health related field or 2 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.


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