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Post Doc Instructions:
Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Program of Physical Therapy on the Medical School Campus.
Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral scholar position in the Program in Physical Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine. Applicants interested in integrative muscle physiology, exercise and cardiometabolic health, movement and neurodegenerative disease, prevention, rehabilitation and maintenance in musculoskeletal conditions, stroke recovery and rehabilitation accelerometry, rehabilitation research for orthopedic conditions or orthopedic biomechanics, are encouraged to apply. More detail on faculty research interests is located at: https://pt.wustl.edu/research/our-research-areas/.
The mission of the Research Division in the Program in Physical Therapy is to understand how the movement system is affected by disease, injury, lifestyle, development, and aging, and to understand how movement can be used to promote health by enhancing physical function, activity, and participation across the lifespan. The laboratories in the Program in Physical Therapy perform state-of-the-art research in world-class research facilities and have an outstanding record of productivity, with the majority of matriculated postdoctoral trainees obtaining faculty or industry positions.
The primary responsibility of the postdoctoral scholar will be to conceive, design, and analyze studies pertaining to the movement science research in the chosen laboratory. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Attention to detail, organizational capability, and the ability to handle multiple concurrent tasks are essential. Writing manuscripts and applying for independent grants will be strongly encouraged. The postdoctoral scholar is expected to be able to work independently as well as part of a team in a collaborative environment. The appointee trains under the supervision of a research-focused faculty member in the Program in Physical Therapy. The appointment is not part of a clinical training program.
Appointee must adhere to all applicable University policies, procedures and regulations. All data, research records and materials and other intellectual property generated in University laboratories remain the property of the University.
Manages their own project, preparing and submitting papers on research.
Grant preparation and reporting.
Assists in the design of research experiments.
Develops proficiency in their ancillary skills, e.g. writing, public speaking, networking, critical evaluation of scientific documents, etc.
Evaluates research findings and assists in the reporting of scientific work both inside and outside the University.
Provides guidance and mentorship for more junior lab members.
The conscientious discharge of his/her research responsibilities.
Conformity with ethical standards in research.
Compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records.
Open and timely discussion with his/her mentor regarding possession or distribution of material, reagents, or records belonging to their laboratory and any proposed disclosure of findings or techniques privately or in publications.
Collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and a strong background in the discipline related to the chosen laboratory.
Funding for this positing is through an NIH T32 training grant. Eligibility requirements for this grant state that postdoctoral appointees be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in a research or clinical doctoral or postdoctoral program.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of references, to Dr. William T. Cade at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding through an NIH T32 training grant is available for eligible candidates.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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