UF Hiring Full-Time Clinical Research Position in Musculoskeletal Pain/Fatigue Research Lab

The University of Florida is currently seeking applicants for a full-time clinical research position in the Musculoskeletal Pain/Fatigue Research Lab.

The Musculoskeletal Pain/Fatigue Research Lab works on understanding the mechanisms of chronic pain and fatigue, and the applicant will work with human participants. The successful applicant will spend one-on-one time with an experienced principal investigator (Medical Doctor) learning or improving the skills required for clinical research. This is a position that provides ample instructions and allows for the development of new skill necessary for working with human research subjects. 

This is an excellent position for new graduates looking for research experience and in preparation for post-graduate careers. Minimum time commitment required is one year; however, two years are preferred. Previous research experience is not required but appreciated.

Essential Research Functions

  • Prepare and assist in human brain imaging studies (fMRI)
  • Prepare participants (subjects) for lab experimentation
  • Quantitative Sensory Testing of participants (thermal, mechanical, electrical, and chemical testing)
  • Evaluate and discuss data with Principal Investigator
  • Apply psychological tests
  • Develop excellent communication skills (you are going to work with human participants)
  • Supervise student volunteers and familiarize them with research protocols
  • Recruit subjects for clinical studies (phone calls, flyers, TV advertising, etc.)

Applicants will receive a competitive salary ($13 – $16/h) and must be willing to commit to at least a year. This is a FULL-TIME position. Applicant must be available for 40 hours a week during the hours of 8 am-5 pm.

To apply, please send your Resume and Cover Letter to painresearch@medicine.ufl.edu

To learn more about the Center for Musculoskeletal Pain Research, please visit our website at www.rheum.med.ufl.edu


Posted: July 10, 2017


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