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Three Postdoctoral Fellowships in Biomechanics, Neurorehabilitation and Neuroimaging

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  • Three Postdoctoral Fellowships in Biomechanics, Neurorehabilitation and Neuroimaging

    The Kessler Foundation (West Orange, New Jersey, USA) Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) is recruiting postdoctoral fellows to conduct research in biomechanics, neurorehabilitation and neuroimaging at the Center for Mobility and Rehabilitation Engineering at KF. These two-year fellowship positions are funded by an Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

    Qualifying candidates must have a doctorate in engineering (e.g. biomedical or related), biomechanics, neuroscience or a related field. Highly motivated individuals with prior research experience in neuroimaging (fMRI, DTI, fNIRS), electrophysiology (EEG, TMS), mobility (gait and posture), biomechanics or motor control are sought. The successful applicants will work as part of teams including research scientists, physicians, physical therapists, study coordinators, engineers, and research assistants.

    Responsibilities include:
    Contribute to ongoing biomechanics, neurorehabilitation and/or neuroimaging research related to mobility and motor control
    Work independently or in collaboration to perform dedicated tasks in the assigned timeline
    Be involved in the ARRT fellowship program* by participating in didactic lectures and other training activities
    Assist with experimental setups, collection, and processing of biomedical data
    Utilize existing as well as develop novel analyses of the interpretation of the experimental data
    Submit grant applications to state, federal and private funding sources independently (under supervision) or in collaboration
    Dissemination of research findings through peer-reviewed journal publications, conference abstracts, and presentations.

    Desirable experience and qualifications:
    A PhD in engineering (e.g. biomedical or related), biomechanics, neuroscience or a related field
    Prior research experience with human subjects, particularly neurologically impaired populations (stroke, TBI, SCI etc.).
    Strong programming, data analysis and computational skills in MATLAB
    For neuroimaging candidates, background and experience in functional and/or structural MRI image processing (DTI, fMRI), and ideally connectivity analysis (resting state functional connectivity, effective connectivity, graph theory-based analysis)
    For biomechanics and neurorehabilitation candidates, prior experience with gait analysis, balance (APA/CPA responses, postural stability assessment), movement analysis is preferred
    Prior experience in signal/image analysis, mathematical modeling and statistical analysis is preferred.
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    *ARRT fellowship program - All fellows participate in an extensive training curriculum and didactic offerings. Administration of the ARRT fellowships occurs within the academic Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (RNJMS), Rutgers University in New Jersey. Please consult our website for more information about Kessler and the Fellowship program ( ).

    Applications should include a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae and one-page statement of research interests to be sent by email to the following.
    For neuroimaging position
    For biomechanics & neurorehabilitation positions