WRC Doctoral Graduate Research Assistant Positions


The Warrior Research Center (WRC) at Auburn University is accepting applications for two doctoral level graduate research assistants beginning Fall 2019. These positions include research responsibilities in conjunction with multiple ongoing projects within the WRC, focusing on musculoskeletal injury prevention, developing evidence-based medicine approaches to treatment and rehabilitation, improving tactical athlete performance and other veteran, military and tactical athlete related research. Positions also include teaching within the School of Kinesiology. The WRC works closely with units across Auburn University, military research laboratories, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other government organizations; as well as collaborators in academia and industry. Research opportunities include field and lab based projects utilizing physiological, biomechanical, motor control, imaging, virtual/augmented reality, sensor/monitoring, and other data collection mechanisms.

Additional information can be found on the Kinesiology Doctoral Program page.

Salary Information: Doctoral positions include full tuition waiver and stipends. These positions will be 12-month appointments with the option to renew contingent upon review.  The doctoral positions are expected to begin August 2019 and typically last 3-4 years.

Requirements: Admission to the Auburn University Graduate School and an in-person interview is required. An athletic training certification is preferred but not required. A master’s degree in a discipline of sports medicine, biomechanics, kinesiology, exercise physiology, athletic training, physical therapy, or related field is desired. Research and clinical experience is preferred.

Please send a letter of interest, CV, and 3 references with email and phone numbers to JoEllen Sefton, Ph.D., ATC via email.

The School of Kinesiology doctoral program is ranked 14th in the country (National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK) Ranking of Doctoral Programs, 2015). The School is housed in a state-of-the-art facility built in 2013. Auburn University (AU) academic programs enroll nearly 24,000 undergraduate students, 4,700 graduate students, and 1,100 professional students. AU also has an MRI Research Center that contains a Siemens Verio open-bore 3T scanner for clinical and research use, and one of the first actively-shielded whole-body 7T MRI scanners in the US for research use. AU is centrally located in the southeastern United States in Auburn, Alabama, a city with a population of about 63,000. Auburn’s size offers numerous advantages to its residents and is a quintessential college town with attractive demographic makeup and geographic location. Excellent recreational and cultural opportunities are available. Visit the AO Tourism website for more information.