View Full Version : Kessler Foundation,Director-Human Performance and Engineering Laboratory,West Orange, NJ

11-02-2009, 07:56 AM
The Kessler Foundation, one of the largest and most visible public
philanthropic organizations supporting people with physical disabilities,
has exclusively retained Tyler & Company to conduct a national search for
a Director-Human Performance and Engineering Laboratory within the Kessler
Foundation Research Center. This is an outstanding opportunity to apply
education and experience to make a valuable impact.

Reporting to the Vice President of Research, the Director – Human
Performance and Engineering Lab (HPEL) is a newly-created position within
this leading institution, and will work along side world-class
professionals. The Director will provide leadership and direction for the
HPEL. This newly formed lab is the result of merging the Human Performance
and Movement Analysis Lab (HPMAL) with the Rehabilitation Engineering
Analysis Lab (REAL), both of which have leadership in place (associate
directors) and who, in turn, report to this director. The Director will
have oversight of the unified, collaborative efforts of both HPMAL and
The successful candidate will be a strong and accomplished thought leader
with a minimum of five years clinical/research experience in physical
rehabilitation. The model candidate will have experience consistently
obtaining large grant funding, and possesses the energy and decisiveness
to build strong teams. The candidate will possess an M.D. and/or Ph.D. in
Physical Therapy, Kinesiology, Biomechanical Rehabilitation, Biomedical
Engineering or related field.

Other desirable qualities include:
Strong leader and strategic/critical thinker.
High energy level.
Team builder and team player.
Excellent problem solver; analytical.
An advocate and educator.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills at all levels.
Visionary and proactive.

Located in West Orange, New Jersey, the Kessler Foundation is one of the
largest and most visible public philanthropic organizations supporting
people with physical disabilities and advances cutting-edge research and
technology for people with physical disabilities through the Kessler
Foundation Research Center. Previously known as the Kessler Medical
Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation, or KMRREC, the Kessler
Foundation Research Center is funded through Kessler Foundation. In
addition, the Kessler Foundation Research Center, a premier medical
research organization, has nationally recognized Centers of Excellence for
programs in traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, receives government
funding through agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and
National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research. The Kessler
Foundation Research Center and the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
(KIR) collaborate to develop the best possible ways to help patients
overcome their physical disabilities. KIR is ranked as one of the top 2
rehabilitation facilities in the US News and World Report.

West Orange, a 17-mile commute to New York City, is the home to over fifty
community organizations. At least four of these, the West Orange Arts
Council, the Oscar Schindler Performing Arts Center (OSPAC), the Battery
Factory Theatre and JCC MetroWest are major local non-profit art havens,
featuring events and performances throughout the year. The Turtle Back
Zoo, the Edison National Historic Site and the Codey Arena have also made
their home here.

For more information, or if you know of someone who may be interested,
please contact:

Michaele Glenn
Tyler & Company
610-558-6100, ext 236

All inquiries will be handled confidentially.