Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Motor Recovery after Stroke
Focus: Probing motor recovery pathways with TMS and MRI
PI: Heidi Schambra, M.D.

A postdoctoral position is available Oct 1st in the Mobilis Lab of Dr. Heidi Schambra, in the Departments of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU. The Mobilis Lab aims to enhance motor recovery after stroke using targeted physical training, noninvasive brain stimulation, and neuropharmacology. See for our areas of research and publications.

We are currently studying the role of the corticoreticulospinal tract (CReST), a descending pathway, in motor recovery after stroke. We are longitudinally evaluating CReST neurophysiology and neuroanatomy using TMS and advanced imaging techniques, respectively. We will be identifying the functional and structural changes relating to motor recovery in the paretic upper extremity. We expect the postdoctoral fellow to lead and develop this NIH-funded project.

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic candidate with primary interests in neurophysiology and neurorecovery. S/he must have PhD-level experience with TMS and behavioral testing in humans. S/he must have the ability to work independently and with a collaborative interdisciplinary team, and should be comfortable working with healthy and stroke subjects. Experience with Matlab, Python, Igor, optical motion tracking, and/or Spanish language proficiency is a plus.

Specific responsibilities include: Acquiring and processing neurophysiology and behavioral data in human subjects, data analysis and synthesis, presenting findings at scientific meetings, writing and submitting manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals, contributing to grant proposals, and mentoring students or visiting fellows.

We will support the fellow’s professional development of her/his academic research career. The postdoctoral fellow will also have the opportunity to learn about wearable sensor technologies, machine learning, diffusion kurtosis imaging, and transcranial electrical stimulation.

Interested candidates should submit (1) a CV, (2) a brief (2 pages or less) cover letter explaining their research experience, interests, goals, and available start date, and (3) the names, contact information, and roles of three references familiar with their research and academic work to Dr. Heidi Schambra at