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Research Associate (Non-Tenure/Non-Tenure Track) AD-0401-00 (MEM)

Position Deleted on 2/08/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Bethesda, MD
  • Faculty - Medicine - Medical Researcher
  • Faculty - Health - Physical Education & Kinesiology
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
$42,209.00 to $67,114.00 USD Per Year
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. The USUHS serves the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation, and uniquely relates these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness.

The Department of Military and Emergency Medicine (MEM) at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland, invites candidates to apply for the position of Research Associate. This position is located within the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine's Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP). The mission of CHAMP is to promote basic, and applied clinical research, education, and clinical expertise in optimizing the functional capacity of the war fighter, with the objective of maximizing performance in the operational environment. Within CHAMP is the DoD Center Alliance for Dietary Supplement Research (CADSR), which was formed in response to concerns regarding widespread use of dietary supplements by service members. The mission of the CADSR is to obtain, evaluate and rapidly disseminate the best scientific information available regarding the impact of dietary supplements on human performance to the war fighting community.

Duties: The incumbent will play a major role in the day-to-day operations of the Human Performance Laboratory and CASDR, and is integrally involved in research protocol and the overall functioning of the laboratory. He/she will be responsible for maintaining detailed and organized records of human subject data, performing statistical analysis on subject data, designing databases, and performing clinical experiments related to human performance. The incumbent provides assistance in designing clinical protocols, to include performing literature searches to assemble pertinent scientific knowledge and the preparation of grants. Participates in recruiting and testing of human subjects, and performs clinical experiments involving various types of exercise test, such as the maximal tests, Wingate tests, submaximal tests, and field testing.

Qualification Requirements: The incumbent must possess a Master's degree in an area related to sports nutrition, athletic training, exercise science, or related field. This level of expertise and knowledge may also be evidenced by possession of a Bachelor's degree in the area of science required by the position, combined with a minimum of two years of specialized experience in the scientific specialization required by the position. Candidates must have knowledge of and considerable experience with databases, computers, and human performance assessments, as well as, previous experience in human research. Knowledge of dietary supplements, human performance, nutrition, psychology, phlebotomy and laboratory exercise testing is desirable. The incumbent must have experience with statistical packages SPSS and SAS, and be able to work as a team member.

Nominees for this position shall be required to successfully complete a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI). Failure to meet the requirements of a background investigation will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.

Instructions to Candidates: Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and names of three references to:
USUHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity.
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