Job Opportunities


Anticipated Postdoctoral Fellow Position – Cognitive-Motor Learning Laboratory

The Cognitive-Motor Learning Laboratory at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) located in Elkins Park, PA, has an anticipated opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow starting in early 2021.

Under the direction of Aaron Wong, Ph.D., the laboratory investigates how people acquire skilled actions through interactions between the motor system and cognition. The Fellow will specifically focus on investigating how individuals imitate and use tools, and how the neurological disorder of apraxia following left-hemisphere stroke disrupts these abilities. Research will involve motion tracking in neurotypicals and individuals with stroke; kinematic analysis of the upper limb; and lesion-symptom mapping approaches to explore brain-behavior relationships.

This project is a collaboration with Laurel Buxbaum, Psy.D. at MRRI, and John Krakauer, M.D. at Johns Hopkins University. More broadly, this work seeks to understand how people learn and plan complex, real-world behaviors, and the fellow will be encouraged to explore these larger themes in establishing an independent line of work.

MRRI is internationally known for its research in neuroscience and neurorehabilitation. MRRI maintains a strong postdoctoral training program; the Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in the formal NIH T32 training curriculum in translational neurorehabilitation. This is an approximately 3-year position and offers a competitive salary and benefits.

Applicants should hold a PhD, or anticipate a PhD by Spring 2021, in Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, Psychology, Kinesiology, or a closely related discipline. Favorable consideration will be given to applicants with expertise or substantial interest in motor planning and cognition; prior experience working with clinical populations; skills in programming, data analysis, and statistics; and a strong record of research productivity.

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.

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

Dr. Aaron Wong
Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
50 Township Line Rd.
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Email: wongaaro@einstein.edu

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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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Postdoctoral Training Opportunities in Patient-Oriented Research for Members of Underrepresented Groups

In collaboration with research collaborators at the University of Pennsylvania, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) offers 3-year postdoctoral training opportunities in patient-oriented research with individuals with a range of neurologic conditions.  We are committed to diversity in neuroscience and to reversing historical barriers to success for underrepresented groups in academia.  Having operated a successful NIH-funded postdoctoral research training program for many years, we are currently well-positioned to obtain supplemental funding for qualified trainees who are members of eligible underrepresented groups.

Researchers from MRRIand the University of Pennsylvania (Behavioral Neurology and Center for Functional Neuroimaging), conduct collaborative research on patients with cognitive, communication, and movement impairments as a result of conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, and Parkinson’s disease. Program faculty span a spectrum from basic cognitive neuroscience to treatment trials of neurorehabilitation interventions, 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. Trainees participate in a core curriculum and are immersed in research activities that provide opportunities for presentation, publication, and grant writing. They have opportunities to interact with patients and clinicians, program faculty of many disciplines, and fellow postdoctoral trainees.

The postdoctoral training program invites inquiries and applications from graduate students nearing completion of their degree and current postdoctoral fellows from relevant basic science (e.g., psychology, cognitive neuroscience, kinesiology) and clinical disciplines (e.g., clinical/neuropsychology, physical therapy, speech language therapy, occupational therapy). U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident status is required.

Possible Mentors:

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.

For further information, preliminary inquiries are welcome to the Program Director, Dr. John Whyte (jwhyte@einstein.edu).

When ready to submit an application, 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, 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 Participant Recruiter  – Full Time Employment Opportunity

The Klein Family Parkinson’s Rehabilitation Center at MossRehab and the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), part of the Einstein Healthcare Network, are seeking a research participant recruiter to join the MRRI Research Registry team. This position will play a key role in advancing the mission of the Research Registry: to increase patient involvement in research at MRRI by providing recruitment infrastructure and support for MRRI research labs that study how neurological disorders (including Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, and TBI) impact cognition, behavior, and movement.

Responsibilities include screening patients for eligibility to participate in the Research Registry; educating patients and families about research participation opportunities at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute; entry and updating of information in an in-house database; and working with other Registry team members to optimize Registry procedures and participant outreach. This position is based at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute in Elkins Park, PA, and requires travel to other MossRehab locations. Must be a clear and effective communicator, have strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and be capable of learning on the job and working independently. The ideal candidate will have prior experience working with patients or special populations, particularly individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Preferred: knowledge of medical terminology and familiarity with clinical and/or outpatient therapy settings.

Einstein Healthcare Network offers a competitive salary and healthcare benefits package along with tuition reimbursement.

Qualifications:

BA/BS level minimum.

Eligible applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a minimum of 2 references that can attest to your work and/or academic history and why you are a strong candidate for the position relative to the above requirements to:

Dr. Aaron Wong
Email: wongaaro@einstein.edu
Office Phone: 215-663-6747
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.