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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation


Postdoctoral Research Associate - Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

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  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
The Biomedical Engineering Department of the College of Engineering seeks culturally and professionally diverse candidates to apply for the Postdoctoral Research Associate -Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation position. Since its inception in 1996, the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering has brought innovative, real-world engineering education to Central Virginia. Comprised of five different departments plus the Dean’s office, the College of Engineering enrolls more than 1,700 undergraduate and 250 graduate students in several degree programs supported by approximately 600 full-time, part-time, and student employees. As part of a premier research university known for tenacity, love of the city of Richmond, and commitment to diversity and access, the College of Engineering values the significant and positive impact of our people and ideas in the promotion of regional and global prosperity involving research and life sciences.

Position Responsibilities:

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be responsible for conducting and managing a project that focuses on an immersive virtual reality and spinal stimulation rehabilitation approach to improve upper limb function in individuals with tetraplegia. Responsibilities may include leading or assisting with writing and managing IRB protocols, consenting human subject volunteers, developing and carrying out research protocols, development of custom algorithms for data processing, providing instruction and oversight to graduate and undergraduate students, and preparing abstracts and manuscripts. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work in an interdisciplinary team and will be directly mentored by Dr. Carrie Peterson. Dr. Peterson will provide project oversight and career development opportunities.

Required Qualifications:

- PhD in biomedical engineering or an equivalent field with experience in data collection, processing, and computer programming
- Ability to mentor junior team members and ensure the highest levels of laboratory safety
- Excellent communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams.
-The College of Engineering supports a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment. The candidate will demonstrate experience that shows their commitment to fostering such an environment

Preferred Qualifications:

-Published expertise in clinical and translational rehabilitation research.

About the College of Engineering:

The College of Engineering’s mission is to create and grow a diverse community of exceptional students, faculty, staff, alumni, and industry partners that strive to create a common future for all where innovative, sustainable, and equitable solutions to global engineering challenges are realized for the benefit of this generation and future generations. Additional information about the department’s programs and faculty may be found at https://egr.vcu.edu/departments/biomedical/.

FLSA Status: Exempt

ORP Status: Yes


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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