Zac Schlader , PhD, is one of the Principal Investigators in the H.H. Morris Human Performance Laboratories housed in the Department of Kinesiology. The Morris Human Performance Laboratories is a highly collaborative space for multi-disciplinary research in physiology, neuroscience, biochemistry, neuromotor function, and biomechanics aiming to investigate important health problems. In general, the Schlader lab aims to examine the effects of exposure to extreme environments, such as heat and cold, and associated conditions (e.g., dehydration), on physiological functioning using integrative approaches. The overarching goal of this work is to provide fundamental knowledge that can improve health and safety in occupational and military settings, and during extreme weather events (e.g., heat waves).
The Research Technician is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the research project and laboratory functions. Specifically, screens and schedules research participants, assists in implementing and administering complex research protocols, performs data entry and analysis, purchases and maintains lab supplies and equipment, and helps with IRB protocol submissions. Works closely with faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students.
Manages data collection efforts. Works with lab personnel and faculty to design and implement study procedures and recruit, screen and schedule research participants. Organizes data and analyzes plasma, serum or urine specimens. Manages IRBs and day-to-day lab finances. Keeps all Institutional Review Board (ethics) documentation up to date. Performs financial tracking of all grants and funds of the lab, including monthly reconciliation of P-card purchases. Performs general laboratory management duties. Orders supplies. Maintains supply and equipment inventory. Assists with light equipment maintenance. Stores and backs up all laboratory data.
Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology/Science, Allied Health, Biology, or a related field.
Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.
Some human subjects and/or biochemistry research experience. Strong attention to detail. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Working Conditions / Demands
Remaining stationary, bending, and some lifting. Mental concentration to analyze results and to maintain technical accuracy.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 2RS
Job Function: Research
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