HAMIR Study Post-Doc Position

The Badger Athletic Performance program, an innovative collaboration between the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation and the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is searching for a post-doc colleague to join our research team. Our mission is to maximize athlete health, with the goal of reducing sports-related injury and improving athlete well-being and performance. This position will have a primary role in the data synthesis and findings dissemination for our NFL-funded HAMstring InjuRy (HAMIR) index study, which aims to quantify risk of hamstring injury and re-injury in collegiate football athletes.

We want our new colleague to be a hard-working, independent thinker with strong communication (both written and oral) and interpersonal skills, and a desire to work in a highly collaborative environment. We seek candidates who embrace and augment our commitment to diversity and inclusivity. The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD
Frederick Gaenslen Professor and Vice-Chair of Research
Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Director, Badger Athletic Performance

Application Deadline:   January 31, 2023

Position Requirements:

  • PhD. degree in biomechanics, biomedical engineering, rehabilitation science, kinesiology or similar
  • Prior experience working in a musculoskeletal biomechanics research environment with human subjects
  • Strong written communication and organizational skills
  • Strong record of peer-reviewed scientific publications
  • Proficient with Matlab, R, REDCap, Microsoft Office and similar software
  • Able to work independently in the performance of the position requirements

Position duties:

  1. Generate research abstracts and manuscripts for publication
  2. Assist in the development of research grant proposals
  3. Assist with data collections
  4. Attend biweekly meetings with study personnel
  5. Attend weekly meetings with clinical and research personnel
  6. Assist with additional research projects as determined by mentor
  7. Other duties as determined by mentor

Application Instructions:             CV and cover letter sent to heiderscheit@ortho.wisc.edu

Position Title:                                   Research Associate

Appointment Percent:                  100%

Full time salary rate:                      Minimum $54,840 ANNUAL (12 months), depending on qualifications

Anticipated starting date:            July 1, 2023