Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the New Jersey Medical School and working on site at the Kessler Foundation. The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct Neurorehabilitation and Neuroimaging Research. 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. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work on ongoing research that uses neuroimaging to better understand motor related impairment following neurological, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal diseases and injuries, for diverse patient populations including traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, cancer, and stroke. To this end, our research uses a multimodality approach that includes neuroimaging (fMRI, MRI, fNIRS, EEG) combined with eye tracking, electrophysiology analysis, and motion analysis. The Kessler Foundation has research-dedicated 3 Tesla MRI scanner, state-of-the-art mobile imaging equipment (EEG, fNIRS), instrumented treadmill with virtual reality (C-Mill), Neurocom Balance Platform, biodex, and is a leader in powered exoskeleton assisted rehabilitation therapy. The successful applicant will also be expected to develop his/her own mentored research project. He/she will work on various aspects of research projects from inception (e.g., study formulation, grant-writing, etc.), through dissemination (conference presentation and manuscript publication).
Assists in ongoing endeavors as well as develop his/her own mentored research projects. There are opportunities for fellows to join existing programs of the SCI lab.
Contributes towards various aspects of research projects ranging from inception (e.g., study formulation, grants-writing, etc.) to manuscript publication.
Fulfills all mandatory Compliance requirements (i.e. CITI, HIPAA and other required certifications).
Minimum Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences and related fields, such as Clinical Rehabilitation Disciplines.
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.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have 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.
Seeking to attract applicants from the field of physical medicine rehabilitation, rehabilitation sciences and rehabilitation engineering, where the need for research training is intense.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements.
WORKENVIRONMENT: Additional offerings are made possible through strong collaborations with additional centers including, Rutgers University, Veterans Administration New Jersey Healthcare System, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Children's Specialized Hospital, and New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Salary: Maximum authorized hiring amount $50,004
Posting Number: 19ST3633
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 98167
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