Visiting Research Specialist in Kinesiology and Community Health

Post date: 02-Sep-2016 13:02:07

Recruiter University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Location Urbana, Illinois, United States

Salary $29000-$36000

Posted 15 Jul 2016

End of advertisement period 29 Sep 2016

Job Summary: This is a research position for a project funded by the NIH. The goal of the project is to examine the effects of an afterschool physical activity program on brain and cognition among children.

Responsibilities: Lead the implementation of a physical activity based after school program which takes place at Campus Recreation Center East, completing paperwork and reports pertaining to the program, and delegating responsibilities as needed. Recruitment of new participants for the study.


Required: Bachelors Degree

Preferred: Bachelors Degree in Physical Education, Kinesiology or related field


Required: Extensive experience with children, proven leadership skills, experience with implementing a physical activity based intervention for children

Preferred: Experience in leading or managing a physical activity program in a group setting


Required: Prior knowledge and training in physical activity interventions for children.


Required: Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Preferred: Working knowledge of heart rate monitoring technology

Proposed Start Date: As soon as possible after the closing date Application Materials: Cover letter, resume, 3 references Closing date for receipt of candidate materials: Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date of July 25, 2016.

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