Job Opportunities


Faculty-level Research Position in Movement Science

MRRI seeks a scientist to join its expanding program in movement science and to help build the next generation of translational neuroscience/neurorehabilitation research. Applicants with an interest in translational research and a background in motor control, motor learning, neuroimaging, computational neuroscience, theory-guided clinical intervention research, or a related field particularly as applied to neurologic populations are encouraged to apply. 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 will develop and direct an independent program of research in the movement science domain. 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 theory driven program of basic and applied neurorehabilitation research. 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. 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 detailing research interests and goals, CV, and three letters of reference to:

Kevin Whelihan, Administrator
MRRI
MossRehab at Elkins Park
50 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

or whelihak@einstein.edu.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 


Traumatic Brain Injury Scientists

Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) seeks a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) researcher with an excellent clinical research record or exceptional promise for an independent research career.

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in clinical neuropsychology, rehabilitation psychology, rehabilitation science, rehabilitation medicine, neuroscience, or an affiliated discipline, and a strong track record of specialization in TBI. Rank and specific interests are open, but preference will be given to mid-career scientists and to those with interest in moderate to severe TBI.

MRRI encourages both cognitive neuroscience and applied clinical research along the translational “pipeline” including neuroimaging, development of novel assessment techniques, and research on behavioral and pharmacologic treatments. MRRI faculty enjoy extensive collaborative networks, both locally (e.g., at University of Pennsylvania) and nationally in the TBI Model System program, to which MRRI has belonged since 1997. Commensurate with experience, the new TBI scientist may have opportunities to assume leadership roles in the Moss TBI Model System and in other government-funded projects.

MRRI is internationally known for its theory driven program of basic and applied neurorehabilitation research, and its strong tradition of collaborative multidisciplinary research. Large and well known clinical programs in neurorehabilitation at MossRehab provide a large participant population and rich opportunities for clinical/research integration. MRRI maintains a registry of 2,000 individuals who are interested in participating in neurorehabilitation research, and the Moss TBI Model System database includes over 1,000 well characterized participants who have agreed to be contacted for future projects.

MRRI’s convenient location in the Philadelphia area is a short trip to New York City, Baltimore, and Washington. Extremely affordable for a northeastern city of its size, Philadelphia is rich in cultural opportunities and home to numerous colleges and academic medical centers, providing MRRI scientists with extensive opportunities for mentoring and scientific collaboration.

Einstein Healthcare Network is proud to offer our employees outstanding career opportunities, including competitive compensation, attractive benefits plan including medical/dental/vision coverage, generous vacation time, and tuition reimbursement.

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter describing current research programs and proposed future directions in the MRRI environment, along with CV to: Kevin Whelihan, Research Administrator; MRRI, MossRehab @ Elkins Park, 50 Township Line Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027 or whelihak@einstein.edu .

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We also welcome informal approaches by email or phone that begin a conversation that may eventually lead to an application; such inquiries can be directed to John Whyte, MD, PhD, director of MRRI (jwhyte@einstein.edu), or other MRRI faculty.


Post-doctoral Fellowships in Cognitive Neuroscience, Translational Neuroscience, and Neurorehabilitation

Three-year NIH-funded fellowships are available at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), for postdoctoral research training in cognitive and motor neuroscience and neurorehabilitation. U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident status is required for NIH-supported fellowships. MRRI may sponsor one additional fellowship open to applicants who do not meet the NIH citizenship/residency requirements.l

Available mentors conduct patient-oriented research using approaches that employ behavioral, computational, imaging, electrophysiological, and electrical and pharmacologic neuromodulation methods. We welcome applications from individuals with a doctorate in psychology, cognitive science, communication science, kinesiology, movement science, and/or human neuroscience. We seek researchers who wish to apply basic science principles to the study and treatment of behavioral and brain deficits in adult neurological patients, and/or who wish to use research with patients and neurotypical adults to understand brain-behavior relationships. 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.

Additional details and information on applying are at: http://mrri.org/T32.html.


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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