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Thomas Edwards
02-28-2008, 03:15 AM
The Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Center is
recruiting a postdoctoral fellow funded through an Advanced
Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) grant. Interested applicants
should reply to the address in this announcement or send email to:
careers@kmrrec.org.
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ARRT Postdoctoral Fellowship on Neuro-musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

The Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Center
(KMRREC) is seeking a post-doctoral research fellow interested in adult
rehabilitation research. This position is funded by an award to KMRREC
and University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ (UMDNJ) for a NIDRR
Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Center on
Interdisciplinary Neuro-musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. ARRT fellows
conduct rehabilitation research usually for a two-year term. The
activities of all postdoctoral fellows will be directed and monitored by
fellowship mentors experienced in rehabilitation science. Research
training is individualized, multidisciplinary and emphasizes the actual
conduct of research. To qualify you must have a Ph.D. with a background
in biomedical engineering, physical or occupational therapy,
kinesiology, biomechanics, rehabilitation engineering, or related field.


The ARRT training program is coordinated jointly through KMRREC*s Human
Performance and Motion Analysis Laboratory (HPMAL) and the
Rehabilitation Engineering Analysis Laboratory (REAL). Research in these
labs addresses a range of rehabilitation-related topics in spinal cord
injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and musculoskeletal diseases. A
desired focus for this fellowship position is research that uses medical
imaging and biomechanical modeling to provide improved evaluation and
treatment for musculoskeletal diseases, in particular osteoarthritis.
Ongoing studies involve the development of MRI techniques for imaging
and modeling skeletal systems during functional loading. The ARRT fellow
willbe expected to contribute to this research and develop new projects
for rehabilitation of musculoskeletal diseases.Required experience
includes: knowledge of 3-D motion modeling and skill in using a scripted
programming language (e.g. MATLAB). Desirable skills and experience
include: experience with medical imaging methods, particularly MRI,
experience conducting research with human subjects, and experience with
computer graphics programming (e.g., C++, Visualization Toolkit). MRI
scanning is available at area clinics and the UMDNJmedical centers.
KMRREC is a non-profit Medical Research Organization whose mission is
to conduct cutting edge research and state-of-the-art education in
medical science. KMRREC currently has approximately 70 dedicated
research staff and is located in West Orange, New Jersey, on the campus
of the renowned Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. KMRREC is part of
the NIDRR Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury model systems.
An academic appointment in the department of Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation at the UMDNJ in Newark is available for qualified
candidates.

Interested candidates should please refer to the *ARRT Post-Doctoral
Research Fellowship Opportunity* and forward your CV and three
references to careers@kmrrec.org,
or to: KMRREC, Attn: Human Resources, 1199 Pleasant Valley Way, West
Orange, NJ 07052: or Email careers@kmrrec.org EOE M/F/D/V. Only
candidates being considered will be contracted.

You can visit us at www.kmrrec.org