Postdoctoral Associate (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Spinal Cord Injury Research)
Job posting number: #7062475 (Ref:R100036679)
Posted: November 25, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionThe Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. The Postdoctoral Associate performs scientific research and studies under the supervision of managing staff. Moreover, the Postdoctoral Associate promotes institutional recognition through literal contributions to the scientific community.
The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:
The Postdoctoral Associate will be responsible for executing scientific research related to spinal cord injury.
Clinical assessment for level and completeness of spinal cord injury
Body Composition assessment with air displacement plethysmography, anthropometrics, bioelectrical impedance analysis and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.
Basal and resting energy expenditure through indirect calorimetry.
Submaximal and maximal graded upper extremity, lower extremity and whole body exercise tests through indirect calorimetry.
Strength / power assessment with multi-mode computerized robotic dynamometer.
Locomotor training with manual and robotic partial-weight bear treadmill and over-ground training systems
Present materials from research at local and national science meetings.
Collaborate in PM&R and Miami Project basic and applied research activities.
Assist and write extramural proposals to gain support.
Collects, prepares, analyzes, dissects, and evaluates specimens.
Routine laboratory maintenance, including inventory maintenance, ordering supplies and organizing the laboratory.
Participates in training sessions and workshops.
Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
Supervises students in the laboratory.
Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in a life science field of study or M.D. Skill in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data. Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems. Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.
UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.
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