The Kessler Foundation (West Orange, New Jersey) is recruiting postdoctoral fellows to conduct Rehabilitation Neuroscience and Engineering Research to improve the rehabilitation outcomes of individuals disabled due to neuromuscular and musculoskeletal diseases and injuries by training doctoral-level researchers committed to advancing the field of rehabilitation that will improve overall health and function.
Applications are being accepted for fellowships funded by an Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), and are expected to last for a two year term.

Current research domains of high priority are:

(1) Sensorimotor Neuroscience,
(2) Rehabilitation Robotics & Engineering, and
(3) Neuroimaging.
All domains are focused towards Clinical Rehabilitation outcomes for individuals with disabilities such as stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and musculoskeletal conditions.

Qualifying candidates must have an earned doctorate in engineering (e.g. biomedical, rehabilitation, mechanical), biomechanics, kinesiology, motor control/neuroscience, or a related field. Strong candidates will have prior experience in performing research studies in human subjects, as well as some history of publication and presentation of original research. Additional desirable skills and experience include: experience with motion analysis, experience with medical imaging (e.g., MRI, high-density EEG, TMS), experience with EMG collection/analysis, the ability to independently develop processing methods for data analysis (using for example Matlab or Labview), knowledge of statistical data analysis, and excellent written communication skills.

Kessler Foundation is a public charity that advances its mission of improving the lives of people with disabilities through research and grant-making programs. The Kessler Foundation is affiliated with the renowned Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, New Jersey and enjoys collaborations with partners at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (RNJMS), Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Foundationís website
( to learn about the missions, activities, and resources of the Foundation and its laboratories.

Administration of the ARRT fellowships occurs within the academic Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at RNJMS. As such, fellows enjoy the benefits and academic resources available to all post-doctoral fellows at RNJMS. Fellows may also be recommended for an academic appointment at the rank of Instructor at RNJMS.

Initial and informal inquiries about the fellowship may be directed by email to:

Guang Yue, Ph.D.
ARRT Project Director, Kessler Foundation

Applicants for fellowships should refer to the "Rehabilitation Neuroscience and Engineering Research Fellowship" and forward

* Letter of application
* Curriculum Vitae
* One page statement of research interests
* Letters of recommendation: At the time of application, candidates should request letters of recommendation from three current or former professional associates to be mailed to the Project Director (address above). Alternatively, applicants may enclose sealed letters of recommendation with mailed applications.

by email to:

or by mail to:

Kessler Foundation, Attn: Human Resources
120 Eagle Rock Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052-3390

Due to limitations in resources, we regret that only candidates whose applications are brought forward by the fellowship committee will be contacted.

In addition to citizens, non-citizen nationals, and permanent residents of the US, non-immigrants are eligible to apply provided they can be lawfully employed in the U.S.