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Postdoctoral position in clinical neuroscience and neurorehabilitation at Cleveland Clinic

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  • Postdoctoral position in clinical neuroscience and neurorehabilitation at Cleveland Clinic

    A postdoctoral fellow position is available at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the field of clinical neuroscience and neuro-rehabilitation. This is an exciting opportunity to join a laboratory that studies mechanisms of brain plasticity in neurologic populations and seeks to target those mechanisms with behavioral and neurostimulation interventions to promote functional recovery. Our group specializes in the use of techniques including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), H-reflex and functional and structural neuro-imaging.

    The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead a Dept. of Defense-funded multi-site phase I/II clinical trial of non-invasive (transcranial) brain stimulation paired with upper extremity rehabilitation in persons with tetraplegia following incomplete cervical SCI. This trial is being conducted by our group from the Cleveland Clinic in partnership with prestigious neurorehabilitation centers across the United States including Kessler Rehabilitation, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA’s Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) and Advanced Platform Technology (APT) centers, Metrohealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio and University of Texas. The candidate successful will also have a chance to participate in other NIH-funded and foundation-supported clinical trials and neuroscientific studies being performed in the area of stroke recovery.

    The position requires a highly creative, motivated and independent individual with a Ph.D. in kinesiology, rehabilitation science, exercise science/physiology, biomechanics, movement science, neuroscience, biomedical engineering or a related field. Candidates must demonstrate this experience through a record of relevant publications. Strong laboratory and clinical research skills, ability to lead and work well in a team, an understanding of human motor control, and basic knowledge of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology would be desirable. Candidates must be willing to perform experiments in clinical settings. The successful candidate will be expected to interface with therapists, physicians, clinical coordinators, graduate students and other post-doctoral fellows. Candidates should be ready to start in Mar-Apr 2021.

    Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a research statement describing track record and research interests and contact information of 3 references to Ela Plow PhD PT at

    Lerner Research Institute is home to all basic, translational and clinical research at Cleveland Clinic.
    Last edited by Xin Li; December 9th, 2020, 10:41 PM.