Job Opportunities

Research Assistant in Traumatic Brain Injury

Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) is seeking a Masters- or Bachelors-level research assistant, supporting research on concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI). The successful applicant, reporting to Dr. Amanda Rabinowitz, will join a multidisciplinary team researching the neurobiological, cognitive, and emotional consequences of TBI and .

With appropriate training and supervision, the candidate will be responsible for recruiting research participants from an inpatient brain injury rehabilitation hospital. Additional responsibilities may include administering diagnostic tests; conducting experimental studies with patients as participants; contributing to the acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of neuroimaging and behavioral data; gaining experience disseminating research via manuscript preparation and presentation at professional conferences.

Applicants should have a strong academic background in psychology and/or neuroscience, with coursework in statistics and research methods. Preference will be given to applicants with prior research experience. MRRI and MossRehab are part of the Einstein Healthcare Network. The position offers competitive salary and benefits (medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement).

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

Kevin Whelihan, Administrator
Mail: Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute; 50 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA  19027

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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
Mail: Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute; 50 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA  19027

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Research Participant Recruiter

The Klein Family Parkinson’s Rehabilitation Center, a joint initiative of MossRehab and the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) (part of the Einstein Healthcare Network), is seeking a part time research participant recruiter to work 20 hours per week.

The Klein Parkinson’s Rehabilitation Center is a new initiative seeking to improve care for patients with Parkinson’s Disease through increased integration of clinical, rehabilitative, and research efforts. This position will play a key role in advancing the mission of the Research Registry arm of the Center: to increase patient involvement in research at MRRI by providing recruitment infrastructure and support for MRRI research labs that study how Parkinson’s Disease impacts cognition, behavior, and movement.

Responsibilities include screening patients for eligibility to participate in the Research Registry using hospital charts and neuropsychological assessments; educating patients and families about research participation opportunities at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute; entry and updating of research participant information in an in-house database; working with other Registry team members to optimize Registry procedures and participant outreach; and assisting with the development and expansion of the Center.

This position is based at 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. 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.


BA/BS level minimum.

Application Requirements:

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.

Interested applicants may EMAIL or MAIL their resume and references to:

Aaron L. Wong, PhD
Phone: 215 663-6747
Mail: Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute; 50 Township Line Rd., Elkins Park, PA, 19027.

Post-Doctoral Fellowships in 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 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. 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.

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, sexual orientations, disabilities, and life experiences. All things being equal, consideration is given to candidates who identify themselves as members of historically under-represented 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)
  • Anjan Chatterjee (PENN)
  • Branch Coslett (PENN)
  • John Detre (PENN)
  • Dylan Edwards (MRRI)
  • Murray Grossman (PENN)
  • Roy Hamilton (PENN)
  • Shailesh Kantak (MRRI)
  • Erica Middleton (MRRI)
  • Amanda Rabinowitz (MRRI)
  • John Whyte (MRRI)

Applications should be submitted to Kevin Whelihan, Research Administrator (, and must include:

  • Current CV
  • 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, a secondary mentor. The mentors should offer a good fit in balancing basic and applied aspects of the candidate’s interests.
  • 2-3 letters of reference

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2019

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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Einstein Healthcare Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.