Advances in basic sciences related to cognition, motor control, and neuroplasticity offer exciting opportunities for treatment advances in neurorehabilitation. Maturation of promising discoveries to validated treatments faces the translational research challenges familiar to all biomedical domains, while also encountering some rehabilitation-specific obstacles.
Research collaborators from Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute and Behavioral Neurology and the Center for Functional Neuroimaging at the University of Pennsylvania join forces to offer a post-doctoral research training program in Translational Neurorehabilitation Research, built on the platform of more than 10 years of multidisciplinary collaboration.
The program will train 3-4 postdoctoral fellows at a time, recruited from basic science and clinical disciplines, using a mixture of didactic and hands-on training methods.
Program faculty collectively have expertise in five key themes that are critical to maturation of treatments from initial concept to validated treatment, including: Theories of normal and abnormal processing; Impairment assessment; Naturalistic assessment; Modulation of neuronal plasticity and learning mechanisms; and Theory-driven treatment trials, and are experienced in a range of cutting edge research tools, including structural and functional neuroimaging, eye- and motion-tracking, computational modeling, virtual reality, psychopharmacology, transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation.
Moreover, several individual faculty and collaborative groups have demonstrated expertise in advancing assessments and treatments toward clinical implementation. Thus, trainees have the ability to learn specific tools and perspectives that are applicable to neurorehabilitation research, while benefiting from mentored exposure to the process of translating scientific advances into clinically useful assessments and treatments.
- Laurel Buxbaum
- Anjan Chatterjee
- Branch Coslett
- John Detre
- Murray Grossman
- Roy Hamilton
- Steve Jax
- Shailesh Kantak
- Erica Middleton
- Amanda Rabinowitz
- John Whyte
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 should arrange to have 2 letters of reference sent to the email below. Additionally, they should submit a cover letter describing research interests, a desired primary (and possibly secondary) mentor, and a CV to:
Kevin Whelihan, Research 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.