[FieldTrip] Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neurorehabilitation and Neuroimaging Research - Kessler Foundation

Soha Saleh - Research Scientist SSaleh at kesslerfoundation.org
Wed May 9 16:29:19 CEST 2018

Dear all,

The Kessler Foundation (West Orange, New Jersey) is recruiting postdoctoral fellows to conduct Neurorehabilitation and Neuroimaging Research.
Applications are being accepted for fellowships funded by an Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), and are expected to last for a two-year term.

Qualifying candidates must have an earned doctorate in engineering (e.g., biomedical, rehabilitation mechanical), neuroscience, or a related field. Strong candidates will have prior experience in performing neuroimaging research studies in human subjects, as well as some history of publication and presentation of original research.

The successful candidate will work on ongoing research that uses neuroimaging to better understand motor related impairment following neurological, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal diseases and injuries, for diverse patient populations including traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, cancer, and stroke. To this end, our research uses a multimodality approach that includes neuroimaging (fMRI, MRI, fNIRS, EEG) combined with eye tracking, electrophysiology analysis, and motion analysis. The Kessler Foundation has research-dedicated 3 Tesla MRI scanner, state-of-the-art mobile imaging equipment (EEG, fNIRS), instrumented treadmill with virtual reality (C-Mill), Neurocom Balance Platform, biodex, and is a leader in powered exoskeleton assisted rehabilitation therapy. The successful applicant will also be expected to develop his/her own mentored research project. He/she will work on various aspects of research projects from inception (e.g., study formulation, grant-writing, etc.), through dissemination (conference presentation and manuscript publication).

Requirements include:

  *   Background and experience in functional and/or structural MRI image processing (DTI, fMRI), and ideally connectivity analysis (resting state functional connectivity, effective connectivity, graph theory-based analysis)
  *   Experience in programming, preferentially Matlab
  *   Knowledge of statistical data analysis
  *   Excellent written communication skills
Preferred experience/qualifications:

  *   Research studies in human subjects, and history of publication and presentation of original research
  *   EEG/EMG/fNIRS data collection and analysis
  *   Biomedical Instrumentation
  *   Neuromuscular rehabilitation; brain and muscle electrophysiology
  *   Image-processing software such as FSL, AFNI, SPM, EEGLAB, Brainstorm
Opportunities for collaborating with clinicians on existing or future clinical research are also available. All fellows participate in an extensive training curriculum and didactic offerings. Multidisciplinary mentored training opportunities are individually tailored to achieve specific goals considering each fellow's prior background and interests.
Kessler Foundation is a public charity that advances its mission of improving the lives of people with disabilities through research and grant-making programs. The Kessler Foundation is a global leader in medical rehabilitation research and affiliated with the renowned Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, New Jersey and enjoys collaborations with partners at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (RNJMS), Rutgers University in New Jersey. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Foundation's website
(http://www.kesslerfoundation.org/research/) to learn about the missions, activities, and resources of the Foundation and its laboratories.

Administration of the ARRT fellowships occurs within the academic Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at RNJMS. As such, fellows enjoy the benefits and academic resources available to all post-doctoral fellows at the Medical School. Fellows may also be recommended for an academic appointment at the rank of Instructor.

Initial and informal inquiries about the fellowship may be directed by email to Guang Yue, Ph.D.
ARRT Project Director, Kessler Foundation, and Professor at RNJMS
GYue at kesslerfoundation.org

Applicants for fellowships should refer to the "Neuro-Musculoskeletal Fellowship" and forward

* Letter of application
* Curriculum Vitae
* One-page statement of research interests

by email to: career at kesslerfoundation.org

or by mail to:

Kessler Foundation, Attn: Human Resources
120 Eagle Rock Ave, Suite 100
East Hanover, NJ 07936

Letters of recommendation: At the time of application, candidates should request letters of recommendation from three current or former professional associates to be mailed to the Project Director (address above). Alternatively, applicants may enclose sealed letters of recommendation with mailed applications.

Due to limitations in resources, we regret that only candidates whose applications are brought forward by the fellowship committee will be contacted.

In addition to citizens and permanent residents of the US, non-citizen nationals, and non-immigrants are eligible to apply provided they can be lawfully employed in the U.S.



Soha Saleh, PhD
Research Scientist
Human Performance and Engineering Lab
Kessler Foundation
1199 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ, 07052
Tel: (973) 324 3520
Email: ssaleh at KesslerFoundation.org<mailto:ssaleh at KesslerFoundation.org>

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