Human Research Technologist (Exercise Physiologist)
Penn State University
- College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
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- open until filled
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The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is seeking a full-time Exercise Physiologist to help conduct the NASHFit trial investigating the effects of aerobic exercise and strength training on clotting risk in patients with nonalcoholic fatty steatohepatitis (NASH). The exercise study is a randomized controlled trial to test new approaches in this highly prevalent condition in order to decrease risk of venous thromboembolism. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following tasks: Carry out exercise testing with VO2 max and exercise treadmill; perform basic anthropometric assessment (height, weight, skin fold, hip-to-waist measurements, bioelectric impedance); conduct DXA scans for body composition; supervise study participants in one-on-one exercise sessions with both aerobic and strength training; conduct brief study visits and assess for common exercise induced injuries and adverse events; recruit and schedule subjects for study visits; provide patient education materials; assist in maintaining subject database; monitor incoming data for accuracy; troubleshoot for technical problems and maintain the integrity of the project protocol; monitor the safety and confidentiality of the project and its subjects; assist the Principal Investigator with Institutional Review Board amendments, continuations, and renewals as they pertain to the exercise intervention; stay up to date with training to work with human subjects; ensure data is scored and entered correctly and reconciled per guidelines from the Principal Investigator; A flexible schedule is required. Candidate must be detail-oriented and possess excellent interpersonal and strong communications skills. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certification and a Master’s degree is required. Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification is also required. This job will be filled as a level 1, level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with good possibility of re-funding. This is a 75% full-time equivalent (FTE) job. Will work Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 30 hrs per week. Full Penn State benefits included.
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