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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 to 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 Lori Clark at:   lori.clark2@louisville.edu.

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This page current as of:   6/29/2022

 


As offered through  University of Louisville


Research Technologist 2

The Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center has a position available for a Research Technologist 2. A team effort in this laboratory focuses on the neuromuscular, metabolic and skeletal systems as well as rehabilitation strategies in adults and children with spinal cord injury. The primary function of this position is to conduct experimental tests and procedures in a research environment. The individual in this position will operate moderate to significantly complex technical equipment, and will perform substantial data acquisition, analysis and entry with minimal supervision. Candidates for this position should have strong computer skills. Knowledge of muscle force measurements, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, body composition and/or musculoskeletal imaging techniques is beneficial. The ability to work as a team member in a dynamic research environment is essential. Attention to detail and time management skills are desirable.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform data acquisition to include calibration of all experimental equipment for human neuromuscular, metabolic, and skeletal research projects.
  • Collect, collate, and analyze research experimental data.
  • Conduct data entry and analysis for specific sections of research projects. Maintain records on tests performed and report findings to the supervisor.
  • Consolidate research information and prepare statistical summaries into charts and report formats.
  • Search records and collate research data for scientific reports.
  • Assist in the design and modification of experimental techniques, preparation of grant, manuscript, and slide presentations.

Learn about the Metabolic, Neuromuscular, and Skeletal Core.

If interested, please contact the Director, Dr. Enrico Rejc at:  enrico.rejc@louisville.edu, or our Human Resources Manager, Lori Clark directly at:  lori.clark2@louisville.edu


Programmer Analyst 2

The Engineering Core of the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center has a position available for a Programmer Analyst 2. The individual in this position will develop large, complete computer based information systems, including program design development, system and program specifications, system testing, documentation, and implementation. They will design, write, test, debug, and document computer programs; provide programming and data analysis support within the Neuroscience Collaborative Center; and assist in project control, development of internal standards and procedures, and training of other programmers. Must have experience in C# and .NET

Learn about the Engineering Core.

If interested, please contact the Engineering Core Operations Manager, Sharon Zdunowski at: sharon.zdunowski@louisville.edu, or our Human Resources Manager, Lori Clark directly at:  lori.clark2@louisville.edu


Research Technologist 1

The Movement Performance and Locomotor Recovery Core of the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center has a position available for a Research Technologist 1. The Research Technologist will work as a team member in a dynamic research environment focusing on spinal cord injury research. Knowledge of electromyography and motion capture is beneficial. Strong computer skills are required.

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

Interested applicants should contact our Human Resources Manager, Lori Clark directly at:  lori.clark2@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 the Director, Dr. Alexander Ovechkin at: alexander.ovechkin@louisville.edu


Activity-Based Technician 1 and 2 (3 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 1 and 2 (3 positions available)

The Activity-Based Technician 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 the Director, Claudia Angeli, PhD at: claudia.angeli@louisville.edu


Pediatric Research Technologist 2

The Pediatric NeuroRecovery Core focuses on plasticity of the spinal cord and rehabilitation strategies in children with spinal cord injury. The primary function of this position is to assist with research and data collection. Candidates for this position should have a strong background in physiology, biomechanics or exercise science and experience conducting human research. The main responsibilities will be to assist with experiments related to human spinal cord injury research and assist in the management of laboratory projects. This position requires strong computer skills. Attention to detail and strong interpersonal and time management skills are essential.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform data acquisition to include calibration of all experimental equipment for human research.
  • Collect, collate, and analyze research experimental data.
  • Conduct data entry and analysis for specific sections of research projects.
  • Maintain records on tests performed and report findings to the supervisor.
  • Consolidate research information and prepare statistical summaries into charts and report formats.
  • Search records and collate research data for scientific reports. Perform related library research; preparing bibliographies and abstracts.
  • Assist in the design and modification of experimental techniques, preparation of grant, manuscript, and slide presentations.

Learn about the Pediatric NeuroRecovery Core.

If interested, please contact the Director, Dr. Andrea Behrman at:  andrea.behrman@louisville.edu, or our Human Resources Manager, Lori Clark directly at:  lori.clark2@louisville.edu


Pediatric Lab Assistant (Temporary/Part-Time)

Individual to assist with the objectives of the Kosair Charities Center for Pediatric NeuroRecovery to advance our program providing restorative therapies for recovery of children (age 15 months – 18 years) after spinal cord injury, conducting cutting-edge research to develop and test new assessments and restorative therapies, and training the next generation of clinicians and technicians. Direct supervisor is Andrea Behrman, PhD, PT and Director of Kosair Charities Center for Pediatric NeuroRecovery at the University of Louisville. This is a temporary, part-time position working a flexible 20 – 40-hour work week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: this position will assist with the conduct of research experiments preparing subjects for participation (use of electromyography electrodes and motion sensors), acquiring electromyography and motion data, analysis of data, recording of experimental events via videography and documentation, analysis of data, presentation of data and other duties to assist in the conduct and dissemination of research. Other responsibilities as assigned.

This is an entry level position with on-the-job training.

Learn about the Pediatric NeuroRecovery Core.

If interested, please contact the Director, Dr. Andrea Behrman at:  andrea.behrman@louisville.edu, or our Human Resources Manager, Lori Clark directly at:  lori.clark2@louisville.edu


Temporary Pediatric Research Therapist PRN (Pool)

We have open positions for Licensed Physical Therapist (2 positions) and Licensed Occupational Therapist (2 positions) to contribute to mission and objectives of the Kosair Charities Center for Pediatric NeuroRecovery to advance our program providing restorative therapies for recovery of children (age 15 months – 18 years) after spinal cord injury, conducting cutting-edge research to develop and test new assessments and restorative therapies, and training the next generation of clinicians and technicians. Direct supervisor is Andrea Behrman, PhD, PT and Director of Kosair Charities Center for Pediatric NeuroRecovery at the University of Louisville. This is a temporary, PRN, 2 – 6-hour work week position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities are programmatic and include, but are not restricted to:
    • Advancement of application of restorative-based therapies to:
      • Very young children and may be injured neonatally, at birth or in infancy.
      • Those with complex medical conditions and often severe impairments (e.g., ventilator-dependent, lack of head/neck control) with high risk for medical and orthopedic complications.
      • Adolescents recognizing the multiple dimensions (e.g., pursuit of independence, transition to adult) of this critical period of development.
    • Advancement of the use of neuromodulation as an adjunct to restorative therapies through research and translation to practice.
    • Promotion of life-long health for children with spinal cord injury.
  • Duties will include contribution to research resulting in development and advancement of the program, research activities, and services to children and families with spinal cord injury.
  • Duties will not include direct patient care.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Learn about the Pediatric NeuroRecovery Core.

If interested, please contact the Director, Dr. Andrea Behrman at:  andrea.behrman@louisville.edu, or our Human Resources Manager, Lori Clark directly at:  lori.clark2@louisville.edu


 

As offered through  U of L Health

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Pediatrics, Activity-Based Technician 1

The Activities-Based Technician 1 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 healthcare facility preferred. BLS certification must be obtain prior to employment.

Job ID: 2021-18499


 


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