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    Post-Doctoral Fellowship
    Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation
    (KMRREC), Human Performance and Movement Analysis Laboratory (HPMAL) is
    seeking a post-doctoral fellow who is interested research with adult
    rehabilitation populations for MDs who have completed residency in PM&R
    and for Ph.D.s who have studied neuroscience, biomedical engineering,
    biomechanics, kinesiology and other rehabilitation-related fields.
    Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the US to be
    eligible. Ongoing self-initiated research is carried under the
    direction Dr. Sue Ann Sisto, and laboratory mentors with both
    neurological and orthopedic populations. Research areas include amputee
    gait, human balance control, neuroplasticity in the recovery of function
    after stroke, wheelchair racing, clinical research trials of
    neurorehabilitation techniques, spasticity management techniques and
    biomechanics of orthopedic injuries. Broader research approaches
    include mathematical modeling of human movement and virtual reality.
    Research training is individualized, multidisciplinary and emphasizes
    the actual conduct of research. A competitive salary and fringe benefit
    package are provided.

    The HPMAL is equipped with the a 3D motion 6 camera motion analysis
    system, including 2 in-ground force plates and 2 dynamic EMG acquisition
    systems, portable metabolic system and a foot pressure sensing device.
    Many workstations and software needed to process data are available.
    The HPMAL closely affiliates with the University of Medicine and
    Dentistry of New Jersey, both the departments of physical therapy and
    physical medicine and rehabilitation, and the New Jersey Institute of
    Technology, departments of mathematics and computational biology.

    KMRREC is located in West Orange, New Jersey, on the campus of the
    prestigious world- renowned rehabilitation institute, Kessler Institute
    for Rehabilitation. KMRREC is part of the NIDRR model systems TBI and
    SCI Centers. An academic appointment in the department of Physical
    Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Medicine and Dentistry
    of New Jersey in Newark is available for qualified candidates. KMRREC
    is a non-profit organization dedicated to medical rehabilitation
    research and a subsidiary of the public charity supporting organization
    known as the Henry H. Kessler Foundation, Inc. KMRREC’s mission is to
    conduct cutting edge research and state-of-the-art education in medical
    science, KMRREC currently has a staff of approximately 45 dedicated
    research staff including 6 post-doctoral fellows funded by federal
    training grants, with annual grant funding exceeding 3 million dollars
    plus endowments.

    Qualified Candidates should forward their curriculum vitae and the name
    of three references to:

    Sue Ann Sisto, Ph.D.
    Director, Human Performance and Movement Analysis Laboratory
    Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Physical
    Therapy
    University of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, NJ
    Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation
    1199 Pleasant Valley Way
    West Orange, New Jersey 07052
    Fax: 973-243-6984
    Phone: 973-243-6888
    E-Mail: ssisto@kmrrec.org

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