The Center for Injury Biomechanics is seeking a Research Associate to work in the Helmet Lab carrying out three primary responsibilities. First, aid in the development of research proposals in search of external funding, as well as business models and best practices for research development and growth of the lab. This includes benchmark activities from external entities and development of research business models for sustained growth. Second, perform helmet testing as part of the Virginia Tech helmet ratings program, including purchasing helmets and sensors from vendors across the United States as well as identifying and communicating with global helmet suppliers.
Virginia Tech Sports Medicine is seeking an athletic trainer to assist with research data collection and study management of the NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance: Concussion Assessment, Research, and Education (CARE) Consortium study. The CARE Consortium's goal is to better understand the natural history of concussion and return to play criteria of both NCAA athletes and military cadets. The candidate will gain clinical experience working alongside five other football ATCs as well as sports medicine physicians; and will have the opportunity to travel to away football games, including the bowl game.
This position will provide assistance to the Principal Investigator and Study Team coordinating research activities that may include recruiting participants, data collection and management and other research activities as assigned. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for coordinating and conducting baseline concussion assessments, follow-up assessments post injury, and assisting with the oversight and collection of head impact data for collegiate athletics teams; assist with data entry and storage and provide support to the NCAA-DoD CARE Study Team. Finally, this position will provide opportunities to participate in other research areas within VT Sports Medicine, to attend radiology grand rounds and didactics offered by The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as to participate in helmet research and testing in the College of Engineering Helmet Laboratory.