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Exercise Physiologist - Part Time - Research Center for Health Equity

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Developed as a part of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai, the Research Center for Health Equity (RCHE) conducts a wide range of research, from molecular/genetic to behavioral, and research-driven community outreach and engagement (COE). COE efforts focus on compliance with cancer screening guidelines and major behavioral and lifestyle factors, such as physical activity, tobacco cessation and dissemination of the latest, most accurate cancer information. To increase effectiveness and extend our reach, the Center has established partnerships with many diverse community organizations in Los Angeles county and statewide. The center has also established research consortia at the statewide, national, and international levels.

The RCHE, is looking to hire an Exercise Physiologist who will routinely assist in the development and delivery of physical activity interventions. This includes, but is not limited to: performing pre and post assessments for study participants in order to determine appropriate course of exercise (e.g. type, intensity, duration, etc.). Under general supervision, the Exercise Physiologist will conduct aerobic and resistance training fitness assessments, and will develop and deliver appropriate physical activity routines to individuals and/or groups. Through interdisciplinary and collaborative actions with research teams, will assist with the development of research grants and studies. They will perform procedures on participants with diverse cultural backgrounds and health needs, identify safety concerns in the related population, and will institute measures to provide a safe environment. May serve as a preceptor for students/interns.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that all pre-program screening/clearance are obtained before completing initial assessment.
  • Runs physiological assessments with study participants and community members
  • Interprets assessment findings in order to develop and deliver appropriate individual and group physical activity programming.
  • Recognizes and assesses serious complications, responds with appropriate action.
  • Accountable to remain aware of the contraindications of testing.
  • Applies knowledge to support development and delivery of research grants and study interventions
  • Updates and modifies treatment plan in collaboration with research team as appropriate.
  • Provides supervision during physical activity programming; discussing progress with study participants and investigations, modifying individualized protocols as necessary.
  • Participates in research protocols as directed, and has awareness and understanding of major projects.
  • Incorporates age, disability and cultural diversity during interventions.
  • Identifies safety concerns regarding disability/limitations and/or related population and institutes appropriate measures to provide a safe environment for participants during assessments and exercise program. Maintains clutter-free environment while providing intervention
  • Responsible for identifying malfunctioning equipment, performing troubleshooting and escalating to appropriate supervisor. Utilizes equipment according to established procedures.
  • Assists in the orientation of new staff, students, interns and volunteers, as required.
  • Actively participates in ongoing performance improvement projects specific to designated research program or research study.
  • Effectively communicates /explains procedures to the age-related population and makes adjustments accordingly.

Physical Requirements (physical abilities essential to perform the job):

  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking and bending; lifting of materials up to 50 pounds for distances to 10 feet.
  • Responsiveness to auditory alarms and communication device including: telephones, beepers, fire alarms, and mechanical failures alarms.
  • Sufficient mobility to access equipment, participants, and physical activity locations (interventions may be delivered off-site).


  • Master’s Degree MS in Exercise Science/Physiology, or related- Preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree B.S. Degree in Exercise Science/Physiology, or similar that includes a curriculum identified by the ACSM, required


  • ACSM/NSCA certification - Preferred
  • CPR/AED Certification (Adults and children)- Preferred


  • 1 year Experience with physical activity research, required
  • 2+ years - Experience in running physiological assessments, as well as developing and delivering physical activity protocols with study participants and community members., Strongly Preferred
  • 2+ years Experience delivering exercise programming and assessments to populations with diverse health needs (including cancer survivors, individuals with disabilities, and/or individuals with anxiety or depression, Strongly Preferred
  • Working Title: Exercise Physiologist - Part Time - Research Center for Health Equity
  • Department: Research Center Health Equity
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: West Hollywood
  • Job Category: Academic/Research
  • Job Specialty: Academic/Research Services
  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day
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