be a 50% position. The Physical Therapy Assistant performs duties in the
laboratory for clinical application of novel rehabilitation strategy,
specifically to study the neural networks within the human spinal cord and
leverage this understanding to facilitate recovery of motor function after
spinal cord injury or CNS injury. Utilizing scientific methods, the Physical
Therapy Assistant performs data analysis and occupational therapy. Work with an
inter-disciplinary team of researchers from molecular biology, physiology,
occupational therapy, and engineering to test novel therapeutic interventions
and impact on motor function in human. Will be involved with data collection,
organization of research projects, compose manuscripts and will be involved
with clinical gait studies, occupational therapy, clinical assessments and
Qualifications• Knowledge about cerebral palsy and related disorders including possible etiologies, clinical features, associated disabilities, types of surgical and nonsurgical treatment used, specific physical therapy treatments, assessment techniques and equipment used.
• Ability to coordinate and prioritize a large number of tasks. Ability to use University research libraries for literature searches.
• Skill in motivating young adults with injuries and gaining their cooperation for testing and treatment sessions.
• Skill in communicating clearly and professionally using proper grammar in written and verbal documents.
• Skill in physical therapy assessment and treatment of patients with spinal cord injury or neurological injury patients. Particularly evaluation of muscle strength, range of motion, posture, functional ability, motor control and compensatory movement patterns.
• Knowledge of normal and abnormal motor function and muscle firing patterns.
• Skill in using computers for data acquisition, analysis, graphics programs, and word processing.
• Physical therapy license in the State of California.
• Previous tech experience, both with formal lectures and clinical education.
• Ability to supervise staff, students and other professionals.
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.