The H.H. Morris Human Performance Laboratory is a multidisciplinary space housed within the Indiana University School of Public Health. Research pursuits broadly address issues related to human health and disease from multiple subdisciplines including physiology, neuroscience, biochemistry, neuromotor function, and biomechanics. Stephen J. Carter, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and one of the principal investigators within the laboratory. His work explores the overlapping influence of aging, obesity, and breast cancer on cardiovascular health in premenopausal and postmenopausal women. Current projects are investigating the potential health-related utility of dietary nitrate coupled with exercise training, the long-term effects of SARS-CoV-2 on cardiopulmonary health, and blood pressure lowering effects of dietary nitrate in women with obesity.
The Human Physiology Research Technician will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and functioning of the Carter laboratory. Specific tasks include operation and management of whole-body room calorimeters, maintenance of IRB regulatory documents, performing participant screening and scheduling, assisting in research protocols, performing data entry, and maintaining lab supplies / equipment. Tracks all laboratory expenses including monthly reconciliation of purchases and works closely with faculty, postdoctoral researchers as well as graduate and undergraduate students.
Performs complex and intricate laboratory experiments while following research techniques and procedures.
Develops research reports or analyses for projects.
Maintains safety records and ensures safety/compliance procedures and protocols are followed.
Provides guidance and support to junior-level staff in laboratory operations.
May develop, prepare, and coordinate grant applications and grant-related activities to obtain funding for research projects and related work.
Bachelor's degree in a related field and three years of related work experience.
Excellent attention to detail. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Proficient communication skills. Maintains a high degree of professionalism. Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills. Demonstrates a high commitment to quality. Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty. Highly thorough and dependable. Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology/Science, Allied Health, Biology, or a related field. Master's degree in a related field. Testing human participants, familiarity with indirect room calorimetry, and phlebotomy skills are highly desirable.
Working Conditions / Demands
The role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. The role frequently requires the ability to move about the work environment and to position oneself to operate laboratory equipment effectively. The role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
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