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College of Education Postdoctoral Fellow Pool 2024/25

Company: Auburn
Location: Auburn
Posted on: June 1, 2024

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College of Education Postdoctoral Fellow Pool 2024/25




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P1691F







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About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship, and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, a positive work environment, student engagement, and a thriving community.Chartered in 1856, Auburn University holds a Carnegie classification of Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity. The university also holds the Elective Classification for Community Engagement. Academic programs at Auburn enroll approximately 26,000 undergraduate students and 6,000 graduate students. Detailed information about the university can be found by visiting https://auburn.edu/.

Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama's best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include excellent health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts, and more. Auburn University is located in the southeastern United States, 90 min southwest of Atlanta, in Auburn, AL. The Auburn-Opelika Metropolitan area has a population of about 163,000. Auburn's size offers numerous advantages to its residents and Auburn is a quintessential college town with excellent recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities.
POSITION: This 1-year post-doctoral research position is funded to develop and oversee a new Air Force fitness and wellness program. The position is a full-time (100% FTE) research dedicated fellowship for 1 year guaranteed. The position includes setting up fitness and wellness screenings, working with the project team to schedule and oversee interventions, and collecting data on fitness and wellness changes across time to determine the effectiveness of different portions of the wellness program. The project team will include approximately 25 individuals from professors to undergraduate research assistants. The resources of the WRC and School of Kinesiology are available for additional research projects to be designed and completed outside of the funded project time. There will be opportunities for professional development, including training on independent lab operations, writing manuscripts for publication, disseminating results, obtaining funding, and mentoring student researchers (doctoral, masters, and undergraduate).The Auburn University Warrior Research Center (WRC) is a specialized research and technology center with the mission of improving force readiness. AU WRC acts as a catalyst for change, bringing together researchers, Military and tactical personnel, government, and commercial partners with the goal of improving equipment, health, performance and wellness of our Service Members, tactical responders, Veterans and Families.The work of the WRC combines physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, neurophysiology, functional movement, sports medicine, mindfullness, and other areas to improve wellness, fitness, and injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation methods to improve tactical athlete health and performance. Our work is done with a focus on evidence/science-based practice with the goal of solving real world problems. Professor JoEllen Sefton, Ph.D. is the Director of the Auburn's WRC. For more information please check out the websites: https://education.auburn.edu/kinesiology/research/warrior-research-center/index.php

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Responsibilities include planning and conducting fitness and wellness screenings, working with the project team to schedule and oversee interventions, and collecting data fitness and wellness data. Regular travel to a local Air Force Base is required. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to work with the PI to process, analyze, and publish resulting data. Training on independent lab operations, writing manuscripts for publication, disseminating results, and mentoring student researchers (doctoral, masters, and undergraduate) are also responsibilities of this position.Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.Inclusive recruitment of candidates is of special importance.




Minimum Qualifications
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS1. PhD in a discipline related to fitness and wellness, such athletic training, kinesiology, exercise science/physiology, or sports psychology at the time employment begins. While applicants with a wide range of specializations within the eld of Kinesiology will be considered, we seek those who have applied their specialty to wellness, injury preventionor performance.2. Experience with project management.3. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and workplace collegiality.4. Experience working with human subjects, especially tactical athletes.5. Enthusiastic, highly motivated with strong work ethic, and a history of success.6. Established ability to work independently and in teams.7. Excellent writing and analytic skills as evidenced by application materials and multiple peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations.8. Must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time appointment begins and be able to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.




Desired Qualifications
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS1. Experience working with tactical populations and large data sets as well as scientific writing and publishing experience is desired.2. Expertise in R statistical applications.3. Experience with statistics and advanced quantitative methods.4. Experience with collecting and working with biological markers.5. Experience with IRB protocols and submission.6. Experience with grant project management.7. Experience with lab operations and management.8. Excellent organizational, creative problem solving and communication skills8. Experience and a desire to mentor students and team members.




Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of Applications will begin May 1, 2024, and continue until filled.Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples.http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/pdf/guidelines-dual-career-services.pdf







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AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.




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