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  • REVISED- Research Assistant in Neuroplasticity and Motor Behavior Lab @ MRRI

    Research Assistant in Neuroplasticity and Motor Behavior Lab @ MRRI {previous email contact had a typo}

    March 18th, 2021, 09:10 AM
    Research Assistant – Neuroplasticity and Motor Behavior Laboratory

    The Neuroplasticity and Motor Behavior Laboratory at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) located in Elkins Park, PA, has an opening for a Research Assistant (RA) beginning in January 2020. Under the direction of Shailesh Kantak, PT, PhD, the laboratory conducts research on upper extremity motor learning, underlying brain mechanisms, and effective, evidence-based rehabilitation treatments for patients with neuromuscular disorders. The RA will gain valuable experience in collecting clinical, behavioral, and neurophysiological data from individuals with stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and healthy controls. Specifically, the RA will gain experience with the collection and analyses of kinematic and kinetic data, Electromyography (EMG), and Noninvasive brain stimulation techniques such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). RAs in the lab also get opportunities in protocol ideation and implementation, the composition of manuscripts for publication, and posters for conference presentations.

    MRRI and MossRehab are part of the Einstein Healthcare Network, an Equal Opportunity Employer located in the Philadelphia area. Einstein Healthcare Network is proud to offer its employees outstanding career opportunities including competitive compensation, attractive benefits plan including medical/dental/vision coverage, generous vacation time, and tuition reimbursement.

    Position Responsibilities: With training, the research assistant will:

    Read, understand, and assist in designing experimental protocols
    Help in recruitment, scheduling, consenting, and testing participants according to experimental protocols
    Operate data acquiring hardware and software according to experimental protocols
    Process, reduce, and analyze acquired data with MATLAB scripts and in excel, redcap as directed by the PI
    Conduct literature reviews and assist in compiling references, writing manuscripts, and creating posters
    Track and manage all data collection and subject participant information by excel and paper filing systems as specifically required by the Internal Review Board.

    Requirements for Applicants:

    BS or MS in Kinesiology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering, or a closely related discipline.
    Interest in understanding human motor behavior and the brain.
    Experience programming in MATLAB
    Excellent organization, interpersonal, and communication skills.
    Prior research/clinical experience or training is preferred

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing research interests and future directions, CV, and 3 letters of reference to:

    Dr. Shailesh Kantak
    Email: kantaksh@einstein.edu
    Mail: Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
    50 Township Line Rd.
    Elkins Park, PA 19027
    Fax: 215-663-6113
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