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Director, Sweere Center

Location:Bloomington, MN
Salary Range:DOE
Benefits:Benefit eligible
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Wolfe Harris Center for Clinical Studies
Job Type:
Description: COLLEGE AND CAMPUS: Northwestern Health Sciences University is a private, nonprofit, fully-accredited university located in Bloomington, Minnesota. The University is the largest clinical provider of natural healthcare services in Minnesota offering: chiropractic, acupuncture, Oriental medicine, massage therapy, naturopathic medicine, nurse practitioner services and physical therapy. It has been cited in a Minnesota statute as a research institution along with the University of Minnesota and Rochesterís Mayo Clinic. The campus occupies 300,000 square feet on 25 scenic acres in Bloomington, Minnesota - a safe, quiet suburb of Minneapolis. Detailed information can be found at Ė www.nwhealth.edu

SWEERE CENTER: The MISSION of the Sweere Center is to conduct research and training and provide health services relating to clinical biomechanics and applied ergonomics. The VISION of the Sweere Center is to contribute to the development and assessment of prevention and treatment strategies for neuromusculoskeletal disorders and to test the health impact of these strategies.
Duties:The Director will manage and serve as the key leader in the development and operation of the Sweere Center for Clinical Biomechanics and Applied Ergonomics. Initial responsibilities will include developing strategic goals and assessing implementation requirements based on four areas critical to the Center:

  • Research in clinical biomechanics and applied ergonomics
  • Clinical biomechanics and ergonomic testing services
  • Teaching and training programs including residencies within the scope of the Center
  • Development and operation of specialty clinics (e.g. musculoskeletal rehabilitation, headache, chronic pain management and occupational health)
  • This position is responsible for the Centerís overall success, working closely with research faculty, cross-functional teams and university administrative personnel.
    Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A degree from a CCE-accredited program in chiropractic or Masters degree in Biomechanics, Kinesiology or related human movement science. A PhD is preferred. Demonstrated ability to support the development, implementation and completion of clinical trials and/or programs.   
  • Experience in clinical biomechanics and/or applied ergonomics
  • Demonstrated ability to write for publication in peer-reviewed, scientific journals
  • Experience writing proposals, reports, and professional publications
  • Experience working in and contributing to collaborative research teams
  • A proven track record of obtaining grant funding for research
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to effectively present ideas and document complex medical/clinical concepts in both written and oral communication


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