Three year T32 fellowship available within the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), for research training in cognitive (neuro)science and (neuro)rehabilitation. Available mentors and their fellows conduct federally funded research in areas ranging from basic cognitive neuroscience to applied assessment and treatment research. Research emphases include theories of normal and abnormal processing, theory-driven and naturalistic assessment methods, modulation of plasticity and learning mechanisms, and treatment trials in both traumatic brain injury and stroke. Areas of focus include attention/executive function, language, action planning, motor learning, and consciousness, using approaches that combine behavioral, imaging, electrophysiologic, and electrical and pharmacologic neuromodulation methods. Trainees will train with a primary mentor at either Penn or MRRI, with collaborative mentorship from others in the training program.
A clinical/research track is available for qualified Fellows who wish to devote the first year to intensive research training and the subsequent years to a split between research and supervised training and experience in Clinical Neuropsychology within the Drucker Brain Injury Center and Stroke Center at Moss Rehab. The curriculum and supervision in this track are commensurate with requirements for licensure to practice as a Psychologist and application for ABPP certification in Clinical Neuropsychology. Physician scientist fellows may also apply. Stipend supplementation will be provided, as available, to qualified MD applicants from institutional funds, while they are encouraged to apply for the Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program or to submit an individual K award application to the NIH.
Candidates should have a doctorate in neuropsychology, neuroscience, experimental psychology, rehabilitation psychology, kinesiology, movement science, rehabilitation sciences, rehabilitation medicine, behavioral neurology, or related field, and must be interested in developing an independent research career. Applicants for postdoctoral T32 postdoctoral fellowships must be United States citizens or permanent residents.
Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should send:
- a current CV
- a cover letter describing research interests and career goals. Given the translational focus of the training program, applicants should indicate in their cover letter, where possible, a preferred primary mentor and one or more secondary mentors, who appear to offer the best fit in balancing basic and applied aspects of the candidate’s interests.
- 2 letters of reference

Send these materials electronically to:
Kevin Whelihan, Research Administrator