Applications are now being accepted for a Postdoctoral Fellowship position at the Human Performance and Engineering Lab at Kessler Foundation, West Orange, NJ in collaboration with New Jersey Medical School of Rutgers University. The 2 year program prepares biomedical scientists, including engineers (e.g. biomedical, electrical, rehabilitation), neuroscientists, kinesiologists, and those in related fields, for a career in rehabilitation research within the specialty area of neuromuscular rehabilitation and neuroimaging.
The successful candidate will work principally on a project investigating the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying balance dysfunction and intervention related recovery in traumatic brain injury (TBI) under the supervision of Drs Didier Allexandre and Guang Yue. The project uses a multimodal approach involving MRI, EEG, EMG, motion tracking, transcranial magnetic stimulation to study how cortico-motor control of balance is affected and improved following a computerized biofeedback based intervention aimed at improving postural stability.
The successful applicant will also be expected to develop his/her own mentored research project as well as have the opportunity to work on other projects in neuromuscular rehabilitation in diverse patient populations including traumatic brain injury, cancer, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and stroke. He/she will work on various aspects of research projects from inception (e.g., study formulation, grant-writing, etc.), through dissemination (conference presentation and manuscript publication). Opportunities of collaborating with clinicians on existing or future clinical research are also available. All fellows participate in an extensive training curriculum and didactic offerings. Multidisciplinary mentored training opportunities are individually tailored to achieve specific goals considering each fellow’s prior background and interests. More information can be found at www.kesslerfoundation.org/researchcenter/postdoctoralfellowshipprogram.
How to apply
To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter summarizing relevant research expertise, experience and interest to Dr. Allexandre at email@example.com. Please include the reference number “TBIpd2-SFN” in your application.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position is available immediately. Application will be reviewed until the position is filled (announcement date: 9/27/2017)
We are an equal opportunity employer.
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