EPARC Staff Research Associate

UC San Diego - San Diego, CA (30+ days ago)4.2


Under supervision, the Staff Research Assistant will assist the PI and research team with measurement for a variety of research studies using both validated field measures, gold-standard laboratory measures, and prospective laboratory and field measures of physical activity, body composition, and physical function. Under the supervision of the PI, this position will also participate in intervention delivery in a variety of roles including trainer, health coach, and educator.

Primary areas of responsibility will include direct participant engagement for data collection and ensuring adherence to protocol; assisting with participant preparation and safety, data collection from commercial and clinical tools, data entry and coding; clinical data quality control; and general lab logistics and administration.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Theoretical knowledge of Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must have current certification by nationally recognized personal training organization (ACE, ACSM, NASM, or similar).

  • Must be CPR/AED certified.

  • Demonstrated experience in performing assessments of movement and balance using a variety of laboratory and free-living devices. Knowledge of patterns and abnormalities of gait, balance, strength, and neuromuscular coordination and integration.

  • Experience with Functional Movement Screening and similar field assessments of injury risk.

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret exercise prescription and explain short and long-term goals to participants.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify contraindications to exercise.

  • Demonstrated ability to instruct participants in safely using both aerobic and resistance training equipment within a gym environment.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact with individuals of varying ages, fitness levels, educational, and race/ethnicity backgrounds.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to maintain and protect the confidentiality of participant information including electronic and hard copy data records.

  • Ability to prioritize workload and work independently.

  • Theoretical knowledge and familiarity with exercise stress testing protocols and safety procedures, and/or technologies used to monitor movement in free-living environments.

  • Experience working with special populations (e.g., older adults).

  • Experience with injury prevention research and protocols.

  • Experience with office organization and supply chain administration.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Theoretical knowledge and familiarity with exercise stress testing protocols and safety procedures, and/or technologies used to monitor movement in free living environments.

  • Experience working with special populations (e.g., older adults).

  • Experience with injury prevention research and protocols

  • Experience with office organization and supply chain administration

  • Master's degree Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology or related field.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

  • Must be willing and able to travel.

  • Must have access to reliable transportation.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.