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Sueann Sisto
01-09-2001, 02:23 AM
A Not For Profit Medical Research Organization

Director of Biomedical Engineering

Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation
(KMRREC), a not-for-profit medical rehabilitation research organization
seeks candidates for a newly established position to serve as Director
of the Biomedical Engineering Laboratory to integrate with current
research laboratories focusing on Neuroscience and Neuropsychology,
Human Performance and Movement Analysis, Outcomes Research, the Spinal
Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems of Care.

Candidates for this position should be experienced leaders in the field
of biomedical or rehabilitation engineering with the ability to initiate
and direct a major new research program. Major responsibilities include
the following:

* Creating a vision for the new program, including programmatic emphasis

* Recruiting and mentoring new staff
* Developing a pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training program in
association with area universities
* Guiding the program to national prominence
* Conducting a program of exemplary, funded research
* Blending research with the clinical and academic programs of the
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School
and the New Jersey Institute of Technology

KMRREC employs 60 research and education staff as a not-for-profit unit
of the Henry H. Kessler Foundation with a 40 million dollar endowment,
located in West Orange, New Jersey (40 minutes from New York City). In
addition, KMRREC has major federal support for its research and training
programs from NIH, NIDRR, American Heart Association, National Multiple
Sclerosis Society, and other extraumural funding agencies. Start-up
funding as well as annual support for the program has been established
and will include salary for faculty, students, laboratory space and

KMRREC is located within the internationally known Kessler Institute for
Rehabilitation (recently ranked 4th in US News and World Report for
rehabilitation hospitals) and the Department of Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation of UMDNJ The New Jersey Medical School, considered to
be one of the top academic rehabilitation medicine departments in the
United States. Access to large adult clinical populations such as
stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis,
amputation and musculoskeletal disorders is available.

The successful candidate should have a track record of research
leadership, external funding and publication. Faculty appointments at
UMDNJ and NJIT would be made, commensurate with level of experience and
previous academic rank for the Director, as well as other engineering

Please visit the KMRREC websites (www.kmrrec.org and
www.RehabTrials.org) for more information on current research programs.
Nominees should include a cover letter describing current research
program and funding, as well as a vision for biomedical research in
rehabilitation engineering curriculum vitae and list of 3 potential
references. Search will remain open until the position is filled.

For further information, you may contact: Mitchell Rosenthal, Ph.D.,
ABPP, Chair, Biomedical Engineering Search Committee, Vice-President for
Research, KMRREC, 1199 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, New Jersey
07052, 973-243-6971, e-mail: mrosenthal@kmrrec.org.

Sue Ann Sisto, Ph.D, PT
Director, Human Performance and Movement Analysis Laboratory
Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and
Clinical Assistant Professor School of Health Related Professions
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical
1199 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
973-243-6888 phone
973-243-6984 fax
ssisto@kmrrec.org e-mail

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