Exercise Physiologist
Job ID: R0036031 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Exercise Physiology Research Core Lab at the University of Virginia seeks a full-time or part-time (20-24 hours if part-time), benefited, experienced exercise physiologist to support clinical research related to exercise testing and training, body composition and metabolism. This individual will conduct testing including, but not limited to, maximal oxygen consumption, body composition and indirect calorimetry. Other priorities of this position include providing clinical exercise testing for pediatric cardiology patients and symptomatic athletes and providing fitness and body composition testing and consultation to community members. The successful candidate must be able to work independently, conduct maximal exercise testing with minimal supervision, and communicate effectively with study coordinators, principal investigators, referring physicians, athletes and children. Additional duties of this position include data entry, equipment maintenance and assisting with School of Medicine outreach.

The ideal candidate will have experience in conducting research and at least two years of experience in an exercise physiology role that included exercise testing or training with EKG assessment, exercise prescription and supervision, and consultation related to fitness and body composition. In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience working with a variety of human subjects, including those with cardiovascular disease or cardiovascular symptoms.

Job duties with supervisory guidance:
  • Develop or revise research protocols.
  • Assist with athlete testing and consultation, including lactate measurement.
  • Screen for appropriate exercise test protocol and contraindications.

Job duties without supervisory guidance:
  • Perform exercise, metabolism and body composition testing; ankle-brachial measurements; and 6-minute walk tests.
  • Recognize termination criteria for exercise testing.
  • Supervise training sessions.
  • Develop exercise prescription and progression according to protocol.
  • Perform exercise and body composition consults.
  • Assist with community and university outreach programs related to health and fitness.
  • Enter testing data into spreadsheets and forms.
  • Interpret clinical testing data, discuss with supervising and/or referring physician, and input testing data into electronic medical record.
  • Assist with training students, tracking census and processing billing.
  • Independently operate all lab equipment and perform routine equipment calibration and lab maintenance.

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in related science.
  • Experience: At least six years of experience. Master's degree in related field may substitute for required experience. Nine years of experience accepted in lieu of degree.
  • Licensure: None.

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.

Priority review of applications will begin June 7, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check and health screening per University Policy.

For additional information about the position, please contact Lisa Farr, at LMS5A@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu.

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Charlottesville, VA 22903

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