Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Job Description:

School of Medicine:

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Research Scientist

Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performance Laboratory(K-Lab)

Doctor of Physical Therapy Division, Department ofOrt hopaedic Surgery

Duke University School of Medicine

Grant Funded

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Division, the Duke Sports Science Institute, and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University seek to recruit a Lab Analyst I in the area of human movement/motion analysis. This appointment is housed in Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University within the DPT Division. The ideal candidate exhibits strong collaborative skills, a diverse skillset in the area of human biomechanics research and a history of scholarship in varying areas of movement science, engineering, orthopedics, and sports medicine. The research would be based in the Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performance Lab (K-Lab), a state of the art movement science laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications for this research analyst position include


  1. Candidates must have an earned bachelor's degree (Master's or PhD or equivalent doctorate e.g. Sc.D., M.D., D.V.M. preferred) in kinesiology, biomechanics, sports science, bio-engineering, or another closely related field;

  2. A history of 2 + years of research experience.

  3. Experience working with a diverse professional population (e.g., MD's, physical therapists, athletic trainers).



  1. Strong collaborative skills including experience coordinating or collaborating in a movement science/sports performance laboratory;

  2. Proficiency in performing motion capture and analysis, force plate recording and analysis and isokinetic dynamometry testing and analysis;

  3. Interests in novel, multidisciplinary sports medicine research;

  4. Experience working with diverse patient and student populations;

  5. Excellent communication and organizational skills;

Work Performed

  1. Conduct a variety of investigations in the planning, development and implementation of experimental procedures and specialized laboratory techniques in the analysis of human movement, such as utilizing three-dimensional motion capture technology to analyze human movement.

  2. Collect information and data on various aspects of human movement and performance through observation and various other methods, to include operating highly technical laboratory instruments and equipment (e.g. Vicon Nexus motion capture system, Biodex System Pro dynamometer, Delsys EMG system).

  3. Confer with principal investigators in determining specific experiments to be included in the research protocol and to discuss the interpretation of results.

  4. Provides intellectual contribution to the research program or shared resource, including developing and editing research grant proposals and manuscripts.

Minimum Qualifications


Work requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other directly related scientific field.


Work requires two years of research experience. A related master's OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE degree may offset required years of experience on a 1:1 basis, e.g., a two year master's degree in lieu of two years of experience.

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