Job Opportunities


Research Assistant in Language & Learning Lab

Posted Spring 2017

Erica L. Middleton, PhD, director of the Language and Learning Lab of Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, announces a new opening for a BA/BS-level research assistant supporting research on language processing in typical speakers and those with post-stroke aphasia. The Language and Learning Lab focuses on advancing an understanding of the cognitive basis of aphasia and mechanisms of language change in the service of promoting effective rehabilitation. With appropriate training and supervision, the candidate will administer diagnostic tests; conduct experimental studies with patients as participants; process and analyze behavioral data; gain experience disseminating research via manuscript preparation and presentation at professional conferences.

Applicants should have a strong academic background in cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, linguistics, and/or neuroscience, with coursework in statistics and research methods. Preference will be given to applicants with prior research experience in relevant areas.

MRRI and Moss Rehab are part of the Einstein Healthcare Network. The position offers competitive salary and benefits (medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement).

Send cover letter, C.V. (including a list of relevant coursework), and two letters of reference (including details of performance in prior research roles) to Julia Schuchard, PhD, at schuchaj@einstein.edu.

Position is available immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Postdoctoral Fellowships in Translational Neuroscience and Neurorehabilitation

Posted September 2016

Three year NIH-funded fellowships are available at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), for research training in cognitive and motor neuroscience and neurorehabilitation.

Available mentors conduct patient-oriented research using approaches that utilize behavioral, computational, imaging, electrophysiologic, and electrical and pharmacologic neuromodulation methods.

We welcome applications from individuals with a doctorate in psychology, cognitive science, communication science, kinesiology, movement science or human neuroscience, who wish to learn to apply basic science principles to the study and treatment of behavioral and brain deficits in adult neurological patients. We also welcome applications from individuals with clinical rehabilitation backgrounds seeking to increase their depth in the basic science underpinnings of assessment and treatment. Applicants must have a track record in research and an interest in developing an independent research career.

Applicants must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the U.S. or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Both MRRI and Penn are Equal Opportunity Employers and welcome and encourages all qualified candidates to apply including, but not limited to, minorities and individuals with disabilities. A complete list of available mentors and instructions for application are available at http://mrri.org/T32.html.

Applications should be submitted to Kevin Whelihan, Research Administrator, whelihak@einstein.edu ) and must include:

  • a current CV
  • a cover letter describing research interests and career goals. Given the translational focus of the training program, applicants should indicate a preferred primary mentor and, if possible, one or more secondary mentors who appear to offer the best fit in balancing basic and applied aspects of the candidate’s interests.
  • 2-3 letters of reference

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Stroke Research

Posted August 2016

The Cognition and Action Laboratory at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), directed by Laurel Buxbaum, PsyD, is inviting applications for a two-to-three year postdoctoral fellowship.

The postdoctoral fellow will work on an NIH-funded study of tool use and tool action knowledge, particularly focusing on action competition and selection, which includes research on healthy and stroke populations using behavioral experiments, functional and structural neuroimaging, eyetracking, EEG, and TMS. Grant collaborators include Sharon Thompson-Schill, Ricarda Schubotz, Kara Federmeier, Branch Coslett, and Alex Martin.

Qualifications

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience or a related field; have strong statistical, programming, and writing skills; and a demonstrated interest in functional neuroanatomic/computational approaches to action representation. Strong preference will be given to applicants who have MRI/fMRI data analysis expertise.

Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute is a supportive, stimulating academic environment offering many informal and didactic training opportunities, including close collaboration with colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, and is located near the vibrant city of Philadelphia. We offer competitive compensation, an attractive benefits plan including medical/dental/vision coverage, generous vacation time, and tuition reimbursement.  See our laboratory website at http://www.mrri.org/focus-areas/cognition-and-action-laboratory.

The target start date for this position is between January 2017 and September 2017. Application review will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please email a cover letter detailing research interests and goals, CV, and three reference letters to Dr. Laurel Buxbaum (lbuxbaum@einstein.edu) with the subject line “Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cognition and Action.”  Einstein Healthcare Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Research Assistant

Posted: August 2016

The Cognition and Action Lab at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), directed by Laurel Buxbaum, PsyD, has an opening beginning fall 2016 or winter 2017 for a BA/BS-level research assistant.

The position involves assisting on an NIH-funded study of tool use action, and includes research on healthy and stroke populations using behavioral experiments, state-of-the art functional and structural neuroimaging, eyetracking, EEG, and TMS.

Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute is a supportive, stimulating academic environment offering many training opportunities, including close collaboration with colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, and is located near the vibrant city of Philadelphia. We offer competitive compensation, an attractive benefits plan including medical/dental/vision coverage, generous vacation time, and tuition reimbursement.  See our laboratory website at http://www.mrri.org/focus-areas/cognition-and-action-laboratory.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a strong academic background in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or a related field, coursework in statistics and research methods, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and programming experience with EPrime or Matlab. Prior human behavioral research lab experience is essential. Applicants able to commit to the position for two years will be given strong priority.

To apply, please email a cover letter detailing experience with the above, CV including technical and statistical skills, and two-to-three professional reference letters to Harrison Stoll (Stollhar@einstein.edu) with the subject line “Research Assistant Cognition and Action Lab.”  Einstein Healthcare Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Faculty-Level Research Position in Movement Science and Rehabilitation

Posted: March, 2016

Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) seeks a scientist to join its expanding program in movement science and motor disability and help build the next generation of translational neuroscience/neurorehabilitation research. Applicants should have a background in movement science and interest in translational research, particularly as applied to neurologic populations. Rank is open; early career investigators with postdoctoral research training and evidence of grant-writing experience, as well as mid-career and senior scientists, are welcome to apply. We offer a competitive start-up package, and ongoing salary support is available.

The institute scientist position at MRRI is a full-time independent research position that is comparable to a university faculty position. The primary expectation is that applicants would develop and direct an independent program of research in the movement science domain of rehabilitation. The research program may fall anywhere along the translational continuum from understanding basic mechanisms of motor performance and recovery to theory-based treatment advancement in rehabilitation.

MRRI is known internationally for its research in neuroscience and neurorehabilitation. Our unique resources include a large research registry of stroke and TBI research volunteers. Office and laboratory space are available in a newly renovated research building, with ready access to relevant patient populations and gait and motion laboratory facilities. MRRI is renowned for its supportive, collegial environment, peer mentoring, and collaborative ties with Philadelphia’s outstanding colleges and universities. In particular, we have long-standing collaborations with the neurology and neuroimaging faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, with grant supported projects in structural and functional neuroimaging, TMS, and tDCS. Albert Einstein Healthcare Network is proud to offer our employees unparalleled career opportunities including competitive compensation, attractive benefits plan including medical/dental/vision coverage, generous vacation time, and tuition reimbursement. EOE

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and 3 letters of reference to:

Kevin Whelihan, Administrator
MRRI, MossRehab @ Elkins Park
50 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
or whelihak at einstein dot edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Student Volunteers

On occasion, one or more of the Labs at MRRI accepts graduate or undergraduate students to assist with Lab activities for a limited period of time, typically during the summer. These are unpaid positions and may be full- or part-time. Send an email to the Director of the Lab(s) that interest you to inquire about availability of volunteer positions.

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