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

    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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