Organization: Department of Kinesiology,
Michigan State University
Title of Position: Research Associate-Fixed Term
Employment Location: East Lansing, MI, United States
Position Summary

This position provides a unique opportunity to engage in collaborative research at an internationally renowned research institution. The position will facilitate scientific and scholarly advancement through the participation in a federally funded project, in combination with the pursuit of related independent research questions. In the process, the candidate will work with undergraduate and graduate students and other academic, clinical and technical staff. The goal of this project is to improve blood pressure and vascular health in older adults with hypertension through an innovative exercise intervention. We seek to understand circadian rhythms in well-known markers of cardiovascular health, and align exercise interventions with these rhythms.

The candidate will contribute to the day-to-day research and laboratory activities in order to meet research goals, including:
  • Recruiting, screening, enrolling and monitoring of study participants, and scheduling of study visits and research personnel.
  • Leading study visits including preparing equipment and collecting cardiovascular measurements.
  • Data analysis.
  • Overseeing data management including transferring of data between collection sites and tracking data entry and analysis.
  • Compiling and summarizing results and participating in preparing presentations, reports, and manuscripts for publication.
  • Administrative tasks including Institutional Review Board and Clinical Trials submissions, maintaining research records and regulatory documents, and participant remuneration.
  • Overseeing laboratory needs and ordering materials, supplies and equipment.
  • Supervision of student employees and support staff and mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -related science field

Minimum Requirements
  • D. in related science field.
  • Project related experience, including recruiting study participants and collecting, managing and analyzing data.
  • Scientific writing experience.
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Experience in communication.
  • Must be available weekday mornings and late afternoon/evening for data collection.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation.
Desired Qualifications
  • Research and/or technical skills with cardiovascular measurements (e.g., clinic blood pressure, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, vascular ultrasound assessments).
  • Fitness and/or exercise physiology certifications.
  • CPR and First Aid certification.
  • Experience working with older adults.
Required Application Materials

Please apply on MSU Careers: Posting is Job no: 863985. Please include the following materials:

  • A cover letter indicating why candidate is interested in position.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Contact information for 3 references.

Questions about the posting can be directed to Katharine Currie at

Review of applications to start on 06/01/2023. Posting will remain open until filled.

Remote Work Statement
MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.