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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job Details


Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open To The Public

Employment Status: Full Time, Temporary

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/8

Salary Range: $26.00-$32.97 per hour

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The Center for Biomechanical and Rehabilitation (CBRE) Laboratory at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate with research interests tied to in mobility, gait, balance, biomechanics, prosthetics and/or assistive robotics.

The Postdoctoral Associate’s responsibilities include but are not limited to conducting experiments and acquiring data, analyzing and interpreting data, developing models and identification algorithms, performing statistical analyses, preparing manuscripts and conference presentations, and other related tasks. The Associate may lead and direct the work of lower-level research staff. The position is full-time, for at least one year, with the possibility of renewal for multiple years pending satisfactory performance and funding.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct high quality research
  • Work closely with the PI, graduate and undergraduate students
  • Participate in relevant teaching and outreach activities
  • Present at conferences and publish peer-reviewed publications
  • Facilitate progress reports
  • Seek external funding to support and expand upon research activities
  • To initiate research projects
Minimum Job Requirements
  • A Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Rehabilitation Engineering or another related field (e.g., Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Physics) by time of appointment
  • Knowledge of human subject research
  • Motivation and self-direction
  • Exemplary problem-solving, as well as written and oral communication skills
  • Eligibility to work legally in the United States
  • A track record of scholarly research
  • Ability to work with the research team which includes undergraduate and graduate students
  • Experience with biostatistics and data analysis is desirable
Information to Applicant

Condition of Employment:
This is a sponsored program appointment. The duration of this appointment is subject to grant fund availability.

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

E mployment Benefits: Depending upon length of appointment, selectee may or may not be eligible for full benefits such as health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and may not be eligible for the University of the District of Columbia’s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: While at this time the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B), we encourage and will consider individuals in an eligible OPT.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.

C ontact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .


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