Post-doctoral Fellowship in Neuromuscular Gait and Orthoses Research at
the Kessler Foundation Research Center

The Kessler Foundation Research Center (West Orange, New Jersey) is
recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research in gait and
orthotic interventions in adults with hemiplegia secondary to stroke.
This fellowship is funded by an Advanced Rehabilitation Research
Training (ARRT) grant from the National Institute on Disability and
Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). The position is open and applications
are being accepted until it is filled. This fellowship is expected to
last for a two year term.

Qualifying candidates must have an earned doctorate in engineering
(e.g. biomedical, rehabilitation, mechanical), biomechanics,
kinesiology, or a related field. Strong candidates will have prior
experience in performing research studies in human subjects, as well as
some history of publication and presentation of original research.
Additional desirable skills and experience include: experience with with
motion analysis, EMG, the ability to independently develop processing
methods for data analysis (using for example Matlab or Labview),
knowledge of statistical data analysis, and excellent written
communication skills.

The Kessler Foundation Research Center is a division of Kessler
Foundation, a public charity that advances its mission of improving the
lives of people with disabilities through research and grant-making
programs. The Kessler Foundation Research Center is affiliated with the
renowned Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, New Jersey
and enjoys close collaborations with partners at the New Jersey
Institute of Technology, Rutgers- The State University of New Jersey,
Seton Hall University, New York University, and the University of
Delaware. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Research Center’s
website ( to learn about the
missions, activities, and resources of the Center and its laboratories.

Administration of the ARRT fellowships occurs under the Department of
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by the University of Medicine and
Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School in Newark. As such,
fellows enjoy the benefits and academic resources available to all
post-doctoral fellows at the Medical School. Fellows may also be
recommended for an academic appointment at the rank of Instructor.

Initial and informal inquiries about the fellowship may be directed by
email to:

Peter Barrance, Ph.D.
Neuro-Musculoskeletal ARRT Project Director, Kessler Foundation
Research Center

Applicants for fellowships should refer to the “Gait and Orthoses
Research Fellowship”, and forward

* Letter of application
* Curriculum Vitae
* One page statement of research interests

by email to:

or by mail to:

Kessler Foundation, Attn: Human Resources
300 Executive Drive, Suite 150
West Orange, NJ 07052-3390

Letters of recommendation: The search committee will ask well qualified
candidates to request letters of recommendation from three current or
former professional associates to be provided to Dr. Barrance.

Due to limitations in resources, we regret that only candidates whose
applications are brought forward by the fellowship committee will be

In addition to citizens, non-citizen nationals, and permanent residents
of the US, non-immigrants are eligible to apply provided they can be
lawfully employed in the U.S.


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