Job Opportunities

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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