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    >From: Thomas Edwards []
    Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 3:43 PM
    Subject: Position available for Director of Human Performance lab at KMRREC

    The Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Center is
    recruiting a director for our Human Performance Lab. Interested
    applicants should reply to the address in this announcement or send
    email to:


    Director of Human Performance & Movement Analysis Laboratory

    Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research & Education Center (KMRREC) is
    recruiting a Director for the division of Human Performance Motion
    Analysis Laboratory (HPMAL). The goal of the HPMAL is to improve
    mobility in individuals with disabilities (e.g. stroke, spinal cord
    injury, traumatic brain injury) and to enhance their overall quality of
    life. Resources for anticipated activities in HPMAL research are
    available through KMRREC and our affiliates. Areas of research have
    included: bipedal locomotion using body weight supported walking,
    wheelchair propulsion biomechanics and its relationship to upper limb
    pain, and the reduction and prevention of secondary conditions such as
    osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease through diet and exercise.
    Technologies used in this research include a Vicon equipped gait-lab
    with SmartWheels, a portable metabolic system, bone densitometer,
    ergometers, and dynamometers.

    The Director*s responsibilities will include: directing research
    proposals with a focus on evaluation of movement dysfunction in
    neurological, sports, and orthopedic disorders for intramural and/or
    extramural funding; developing and supervising pre- and post-doctoral
    trainees and collaborators; and providing research and clinical training
    for graduate and post-graduate M.D. and Ph.D. students. The Director*s
    qualifications include a Ph.D. and/or M.D., significant experience in
    rehabilitation research, and a successful history of extramural funding,
    peer-reviewed publications, and team building. Clinical research
    experience is desirable. The successful candidate will be recommended
    for a faculty appointment in the Department of Physical Medicine and
    Rehabilitation at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
    - New Jersey Medical School (UMDNJ-NJMS).

    KMRREC is a division of the Henry H. Kessler Foundation and is located
    in West Orange, New Jersey. KMRREC holds NIDRR awards for both Traumatic
    Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems. KMRREC is affiliated
    with the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, which is ranked as the
    nation*s #2 rehabilitation hospital by US News and World Report, and
    UMDNJ-NJMS, recognized as one of the premier training programs for
    rehabilitation clinicians and researchers. For more information about
    KMRREC and the HPMAL, please visit
    We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
    Qualified candidates should refer to the *HPMAL Director* opportunity
    and forward their CV and three letters of recommendation to, or to the attention of Human Resources at KMRREC,
    1199 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052.

    We are committed to creating a diverse, cooperative work environment.
    Women, members of under-represented minority groups, and individuals
    with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/M/F/D/V.

    W. Thomas Edwards, Ph.D.
    Director of Rehabilitation Engineering