Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This position directly supports the multi-disciplinary nature of the research mission in Kinesiology. Dr. Jennifer Etnier, Department of Kinesiology, is inviting applications for a research position working on the Physical Activity and Alzheimer’s Disease (PAAD)-2 study. PAAD-2 is a phase II clinical trial supported by the National Institute of Aging. This 5-year study will explore the effects of a 1-year physical activity program on cognitive performance by cognitively normal adults with a family history of Alzheimer’s. The Research Associate will be primarily responsible for independently conducting submaximal fitness tests, drawing blood, and conducting assays on blood samples, but will be cross-trained and expected to support the project in other ways as needed. The person in this role may also assist with training and monitoring of exercise specialists. This position will work closely with the investigative team and will have the opportunity to participate in and take the lead on publications using data from this and other related projects and will help supervise graduate students working on the project.
PhD or ABD in Kinesiology, Biology, or related ?elds. The candidate must have and maintain CPR certi?cation, be a trained technician in phlebotomy or have phlebotomy certi?cation, have training and experience in the collection and analysis of blood samples using ELISA-based methods, and have experience in the conductance of submaximal ?tness tests using a metabolic cart with middle-aged to older adults.
Strong research background with excellent data collection, data management, and quantitative data analysis skills and a strong commitment to the success of this funded project. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in following appropriate safety precautions while conducting research during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Internal Number: 998736
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