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Postdoctoral Scholar

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Postdoctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU10185
Department Name 7N610:Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range minimum of $47,484/year
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
Doctoral candidate
Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Job Summary
The Sports Medicine Research Institute in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Kentucky is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated post-doctoral scholar with expertise in lower extremity biomechanics. The post-doctoral scholar will work on projects funded by the Department of Health and Human Services-FEMA helping to identify mechanisms of firefighter injuries and evaluating the efficacy of providing direct access to healthcare practitioners within fire departments. The person in this position will work with study team members to evaluate, collect and analyze data, and prepare the results for publication and conference presentation. Applicants with experience in qualitative research, data transcription, and working with first responder populations will be given preference.


The applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Kinesiology, Rehabilitation Science, Exercise Science / Physiology or a related field, with significant research experience, and evidence of scholarly productivity. Applicants who are ABD with the intention of graduating in the Spring\Summer 2023 semester are also encouraged to apply. Eligible applicants should be highly motivated and be able to work in a collaborative environment, and have the ability to communicate effectively in oral and written communications. The applicant must possess outstanding computer skills including ability to use ZOOM, MS Teams, Google docs, REDCap, and Dedoose. A Valid driver’s license and be available to travel for data collection and program assessment is required. The applicant will have the opportunity to contribute to the writing of grant applications and publications.
A post-doctoral scholar position at the University of Kentucky is a temporary position with competitive salary support and benefits intended to provide training and education in research to advance the individual to an independent career. Our laboratory works as part of a large collaborative team and we provide a rich mentoring environment with one on one meetings, lab meetings, and opportunities to present work at national meetings. Lexington is beautiful city, with a great local dining scene and is close to many world class outdoor recreational areas including the Red River Gorge. To be considered for the position, applicants should submit their application through the UK Jobs site and also send the following documents to Dr. Phillip Gribble at pagr224@uky.edu
• Current curriculum vitae
• Cover letter describing research interests and career goals
• Names and contact information of two academic references

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 12/31/9999
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The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posted: 2022-12-16 Expires: 2023-04-20

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