Location: BSW Sports Therapy and Research Frisco, TX
This position will work collaboratively with the BSW Sports Concussion Program in Frisco, Texas. The program incorporates an interdisciplinary team approach to concussion treatment led by a neuropsychologist and including physicians, physical therapists, certified athletic trainers, and researchers all working collaboratively to provide comprehensive care to athletes ages 5 and older. The clinical team works within the clinical profiles model with an emphasis on active recovery methods.
The Sports Concussion Post-Doctoral Fellow works on research projects to complement the goals of the BSW Sports Therapy and Research Program and Research Institute. The Sports Concussion Post-Doctoral Fellow is a trainee expected to hone skills to design and implement research strategies, develop and complete research projects and grant proposals, collaborate with national experts and scientists in the field, attend and present at national conferences, and author and co-author peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals. This position will work under the mentorship and guidance of the BSW Center Research Director and BSW Sports Concussion Program Director. The ideal candidate has experience with sports-related concussion and/or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in youth populations, familiarity with the clinical profiles model, expertise in active recovery methods (including, but not limited to, early introduction of physical and cognitive activity), and strong analytic skills to leverage comprehensive concussion research registry.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Actively engages in manuscript development with the expectation to submit manuscripts as an author or co-author to high impact, peer-reviewed journals each year.
Designs and implements new research studies related to sports concussion under the guidance and mentorship of the Research Director.
Oversees database management of existing studies using REDCap or other similar data management systems.
Participates in the identification of grant opportunities to further the research efforts and engages in grant application and submission activities.
Disseminates and presents research at local and national conferences.
Contributes to other related areas of research with the research team, including but not limited to human performance, sports therapy, exercise physiology, and lifestyle modification (e.g., physical activity, nutrition) for people with mobility impairment and brain injury.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
EDUCATION - Doctorate (completed by start of employment) preferably in rehabilitation science, kinesiology, athletic training, or sports psychology, with an emphasis on sports-related concussion. Other relevant scientific disciplines will be considered.
EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
Experience working on federally-funded proposals.
Strong analytic skills to address research questions using existing concussion registry independently and collaboratively.
Outstanding writing skills.
Experience in investigator-initiated research.
Strong presentation/public speaking skills.
Experience in quantitative and qualitative research designs and relevant statistical analysis.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!