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  • Research Assistant at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute

    The Neuroplasticity and Motor Behavior Laboratory at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) has an opening for a research assistant (BS/MS level), beginning January 2014. Under the direction of Dr. Shailesh Kantak, the laboratory conducts research on behavioral and brain mechanisms that underlie motor learning and recovery in people with and without neurological damage. The overarching goal is to develop effective, evidence-based rehabilitation treatments for patients with neuromuscular disorders.

    Our research assistants gain valuable experience working closely with individuals with stroke, traumatic brain injury, and/or cerebral palsy, and are trained to conduct and analyze experiments with human subjects. They also get opportunities to closely work with technological advances such as non-invasive brain stimulation techniques and motion capture systems. Based on their participation in research projects, they may also get opportunities to present/ publish conference papers/ posters.

    Requirements: Applicants should have (1) a strong academic background in Neuroscience, Psychology, Kinesiology, Biomechanics and/or Biomedical Engineering, or a closely related discipline (2) Interest in understanding human motor behavior and brain (3) Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills (4) Basic programming skills preferred.

    Desirable Additional Skills: Preference will be given to applicants with prior behavioral research experience.

    MRRI and Moss Rehab are part of the Einstein Healthcare Network. MRRI is internationally known for its research in Neuroscience and Neurorehabilitation. The position offers competitive salary and benefits (medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement). Send cover letter, C.V. and contact information for three references to

    Please let me know if you are interested, and we can have a phone interview.
    Dr. Shailesh Kantak, PT, PhD
    Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
    50 Township Line Rd.
    Elkins Park, PA, 19027
    phone: 215-663-6290
    fax: 215-663-6113