Job Opportunities


Lab Manager

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5-7 years of related experience in neurorehabilitation research, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required
  • The candidate must be a proactive problem-solver with the ability to critically evaluate and manage timelines and key deliverables
  • Excellent communication and training skills, attention to detail, excellent organizational and time management skills, ability to work independently

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of various projects, including, but not limited to, recruitment and enrollment into TBI research registry and other ongoing studies and coordinating interface with clinicians for research purposes
  • Assist in mentoring, training, and supervision of research assistants
    Maintain familiarity with all regulations, policies, and procedures affecting institute operations and manage the necessary processes to ensure compliance
  • Oversee data collection, processing, storage, inventory, and quality control for studies

Assist with grant applications and grant budget preparation, including working with administrative staff to ensure documents are prepared and submitted accurately and in a timely manner

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing research interests and future directions, CV, and 3 letters of reference to:

Kevin Whelihan, Administrator
Email: whelihak@einstein.edu
Mail: Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
50 Township Line Road Elkins Park, PA 19027
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Institute Scientist (Traumatic Brain Injury)

The Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), part of MossRehab and the Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, seeks a scientist to develop and direct a line of research that aligns with the Institute’s focus on human translational neuroscience and neurorehabilitation and complements existing programs. This opening represents an outstanding opportunity to work with leading researchers in a well-established but growing and vibrant environment. The successful candidate will benefit from MRRI’s history of strong research and clinical integration, as well as opportunities for collaboration with other research laboratories studying cognition, emotion, language, and motor control in persons with TBI and other populations. Neuroimaging capabilities are available via longstanding productive collaborations with faculty at The University of Pennsylvania.

The ideal candidate will have formal research training (PhD), a demonstrated track record of research productivity, and show evidence of ability to independently lead a research program. Preference will be given to applicants at mid-career level with a track-record of funded research and practice in the area of traumatic brain injury. Consideration will be given to other relevant medical specialties and research MDs with a substantial track record, and highly productive early-career scientists who otherwise demonstrate suitability.

MRRI and MossRehab have been designated by the federal government as a TBI Model System (TBIMS) since 1997. A Model System is a center of excellence for both treatment and research related to a particular disability. Funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), the Moss TBIMS provides state-of-the-art, research and potentially lifelong treatments for persons with TBI and their families in the Philadelphia region. As part of the TBIMS, Moss Investigators collaborate with a national network of leading TBI researchers and have access to the world’s largest longitudinal database of individuals with moderate to severe TBI. Additionally, the Moss TBIMS local database includes over 1,390 well-characterized research participants who have agreed to be contacted for future studies. MRRI maintains a separate research registry, which currently includes over 2,000 individuals aged 18-89 with stroke, TBI, and Parkinson’s Disease or Parkinson-like symptoms, as well as individuals who do not have a neurological condition.

Moss Rehab and MRRI are part of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, one of the largest health systems in Philadelphia. Institute Scientists have academic appointments at Thomas Jefferson University, and access to a broad research infrastructure, including biostatistics, scientific writing, and established programs in basic and clinical neurosciences. Thomas Jefferson University is proud to offer our employees unparalleled career opportunities including competitive compensation, attractive benefits plan including medical/dental/vision coverage, generous vacation time, pension, and malpractice insurance. EOE; MRRI values diversity and encourages applications from under-represented groups.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing research interests and future directions, CV, and 3 letters of reference to:

Kevin Whelihan, Administrator
Email: whelihak@einstein.edu
Mail: Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
50 Township Line Road Elkins Park, PA 19027
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Research Assistant/Clinical Coordinator

The Klein Family Parkinson’s Rehabilitation Center at MossRehab, in conjunction with the Cognitive-Motor Learning Laboratory at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), is seeking to fill a full-time position involving a mixture of research and clinical duties. This position provides extensive exposure to working with individuals with Parkinson’s Disease across a range of research, clinical, and outreach capacities.

Research duties involve developing, conducting, and analyzing behavioral assessments on individuals with Parkinson’s Disease as well as neurotypical controls using a variety of clinical and motion tracking tools. The candidate will gain valuable experience with all stages of the scientific process spanning experiment conception and design through data analysis and presentation. MRRI is internationally known for its research in neuroscience and neuro-rehabilitation.

Clinical duties include supporting and coordinating monthly Parkinson’s Disease clinics, maintaining a clinical database of individuals being seen at MossRehab for Parkinson’s Disease, and other clinical and outreach activities in conjunction with the efforts of the Klein Family Parkinson’s Rehabilitation Center. As this center continues to expand, the candidate will have the opportunity to help shape the future growth and direction of the Center’s clinical activities. The primary work site will be MossRehab at Elkins Park. MossRehab is a supportive, stimulating academic environment offering many training opportunities. The position offers competitive salary and an attractive benefits plan including medical/dental/vision coverage, generous vacation time, and tuition reimbursement.

We strongly encourage applications from individuals who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups on the basis of racial or ethnic status, as representing diversity on the basis of sexual orientation, or as representing diversity on the basis of disability status. This may be indicated in the cover letter. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to select candidates representing different kinds of programs and theoretical orientations, geographic areas, ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, disabilities, and life experiences.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Read, understand, and assist in developing experimental protocols and analysis routines
  • Recruit, schedule, consent, and test participants according to experimental protocols, including operation of relevant hardware and software
  • Track and manage all data collection and subject participant information as required by the Internal Review Board
  • Coordinate the Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Clinic and other Center activities

Requirements for Applicants:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Engineering, Kinesiology, or a closely related field
  • Interest in understanding human motor behavior and the brain
  • Excellent organization, interpersonal, and communication skills

Preferences for Applicants:

  • Prior research and/or clinical experience or training
  • Familiarity with one more of the following programming languages: MATLAB/Simulink, C++, python, R
  • Knowledgeable in data analysis and statistics

To apply, please email a cover letter indicating the specific position of interest, CV or Resume, and contact information for three references to Dr. Wong.

Dr. Aaron Wong
Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
50 Township Line Rd.
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Office Phone: 215-663-6747
Email: wongaaro@einstein.edu

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Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Translational Neuroscience and Neurorehabilitation

Two-year NIH-funded fellowships (with the possibility of extension to a third year) are available at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania (Behavioral Neurology and Center for Functional Neuroimaging) for research training in cognitive and motor neuroscience and neurorehabilitation.

Available mentors conduct patient-oriented research using 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 and/or 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.

The program trains 3-4 postdoctoral fellows at a time using a mixture of didactic and hands-on training methods. Program faculty collectively have expertise in cognitive neuroscience; 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.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer; we are committed to ensuring a range of diversity among our training classes, and we strive to select candidates representing different kinds of programs and theoretical orientations, geographic areas, ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and sexual orientations, disabilities, and life experiences. All things being equal, consideration is given to candidates who identify themselves as members of historically underrepresented groups on the basis of racial or ethnic status, as representing diversity on the basis of sexual orientation, or as representing diversity on the basis of disability status. This may be indicated in the cover letter.

Mentors Include:

  • Laurel Buxbaum (MRRI)
  • Branch Coslett (PENN)
  • Dylan Edwards (MRRI)
  • Roy Hamilton (PENN)
  • Shailesh Kantak (MRRI)
  • Erica Middleton (MRRI)
  • Amanda Rabinowitz (MRRI)
  • Aaron Wong (MRRI)

More information about MRRI is available on our website, www.mrri.org

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

  • Current CV
  • Letter describing research interests and career goals
  • Applicant should indicate a preferred primary mentor and, if possible, a secondary mentor
  • 2-3 letters of reference

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2021

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Research Assistant (per diem, part-time): Animal-Assisted Therapy Study

Sharon M. Antonucci, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is currently accepting applicants for a position as a per diem research
assistant on an NIH-funded study of animal-assisted treatment for people with aphasia. As part of the
study, individuals with aphasia, an acquired language impairment most commonly occurring after
stroke, are trained in positive reinforcement techniques to teach dogs basic obedience skills. This
position is based at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute in Elkins Park, PA, and requires travel
to other locations.

With appropriate training and supervision, the successful candidate will:

  • Read, understand, and assist in implementing dog training protocols
  • Recruit and schedule participants according to experimental protocols
  • Collect data (including video recording and paper documentation) and provide other logistical assistance during dog training sessions
  • Track and manage data collection and subject participant information via electronic and paper-based filing systems as specified by the Internal Review Board.
  • Assist in conducting literature reviews, compiling references, writing manuscripts, and creating posters

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position. Applicants should have a strong academic
background or relevant experience in cognitive psychology/cognitive science, speech & hearing
science, and/or positive reinforcement/force-free dog training. Preference will be given to applicants
with prior experience in relevant areas, including human subjects’ research and interacting with dogs.
Applicants able to commit to the position for two years will be given strong priority. Other
qualifications include:

  • Evidence of excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstration of willingness and ability to flexibly learn new techniques in a dynamic environment

MRRI and MossRehab are part of the Einstein Healthcare Network, an Equal Opportunity Employer
located in the Philadelphia area.

Send to Sharon M. Antonucci at antonucs@einstein.edu.

 

  • Cover letter including a description of prior relevant experience
  • Resume/CV
  • At least two letters of reference (including details of performance in prior research roles, if applicable)

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Institute Scientist (Physician)

The Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), part of MossRehab and the Einstein Healthcare Network, seeks a physician-scientist to develop and direct a line of research that aligns with the Institute’s focus on translational neuroscience and neurorehabilitation and complements existing programs. This opening represents an outstanding opportunity to work with leading researchers in a well-established but growing and vibrant environment.

The ideal candidate will have formal research training (PhD), a demonstrated track record of research productivity, and show evidence of ability to independently lead a research program. Preference will be given to applicants at mid-career level with Board Certification in PM&R, and a track-record of funded research and practice in the area of traumatic brain injury. Consideration will be given to other relevant medical specialties and research MDs (no PhD) with substantial track record, and highly productive early career scientists who otherwise demonstrate suitability.

This position will commence with the majority of time dedicated to research and fully funded, with a competitive start-up package, and will be based at MossRehab Elkins Park, PA campus. A fraction of clinical practice load will be available and encouraged at MossRehab in a flexible manner to allow for the primary research focus and research-related calendar.

MRRI and MossRehab have a history of strong research and clinical integration, and this position will be instrumental in expanding this further.

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, pension, and malpractice insurance. EOE; MRRI values diversity and encourages applications from under-represented groups.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing research interests and future directions, CV, and 3 letters of reference to:

Kevin Whelihan, Administrator
Email: whelihak@einstein.edu
Mail: Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
50 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA  19027

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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Equal Opportunity Employer

Einstein Healthcare Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we are committed to ensuring a range of diversity among our training classes, and we strive to select candidates representing different kinds of programs and theoretical orientations, geographic areas, ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, disabilities, and life experiences.