Research Professional

University of Georgia

United States

August 1, 2021


Posting Details Posting Number S06259P

Working Title Research Professional Department COE Kinesiology About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https: // www. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

Weekend hours are required and scheduled will depend on needs of lab and change accordingly.

Advertised Salary $38,000 Posting Date 06/09/2021 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 08/01/2021 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Classification Title Research Professional AD

FLSA Exempt Job Family FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications Position Summary

We seek a highly motivated full-time research assistant to contribute to kinesiology, neuroscience and neural rehabilitation research in human motor control, skill learning, and recovery. The appointment will be for 1-year with the opportunity for renewal.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Knowledge of programming languages such as Matlab, Python, and ability of picking up various computer based applications and data analysis tools, troubleshooting hardware issues with sensors. Ability to function independently with a high degree of self-motivation. Interpersonal skills needed to interact with patients and healthy research participants. Excellent communication skills to coordinate within and outside the team.

Physical Demands

Lift large equipment approximately 50lbs

Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Is this a Position of Trust? No Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



1. Programming, testing, and troubleshooting advanced devices for movement kinetics/kinematics assessment (30%)

The research assistant will work on developing and piloting therapy devices for human motor function rehabilitation. The duties may include but not limited to: prototyping, testing, and maintaining testing equipment for human upper extremity motor function assessment assembling hardware and troubleshooting electronic issues developing, implement, and testing the communication environment between hardware and software testing the functionality of the system

Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities

2. Assisting the design and implementation of behavioral and neurophysiology experiments on human dexterous movements (20%) participating design of human psychophysical experiments programming human-subject experiments with Python, Matlab, C++ maintaining and troubleshooting testing computers and workstations

Percentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities

3. Assisting data analysis and manuscript preparation (20%)

The research assistant will participate in an essential step in scientific research, manuscript preparation, which may include but not limited to data analyses using Matlab, Python, and other software and computational tools

participating in interpretation of results

Percentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities

4. Assisting preparation of IRB protocols and grant proposals (10%)

The research assistant will assist with drafting and maintaining IRB protocols, and working with UGA research administration for IRB-related issues.

The research assistant will also participate in the preparation of grant proposals, which may include but not limited to data analysis drafting research administration documents

Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities

5. Administrating neurological and behavioral assessments (10%) The research assistant will assist with standard neurological behavioral exams to assess patients' (e.g. stroke, Parkins's Disease, dystonia) motor and cognitive functions.

Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities

6. Assisting with other lab logistics (10%) This may include but not limited to building and maintaining lab wiki assisting equipment and lab supply purchasing

Percentage of time 10

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