Physical Therapist

Location: "West Orange, NJ" view map

Kessler Foundation is seeking a Physical Therapist to work in the Rehabilitation Robotics and Research Laboratory (RRRL) in the Center for Mobility and Rehabilitation Engineering Research as part of a team including research scientists, physicians, physical therapists, research coordinators, engineers, and research assistants.

Responsibilities include
  • Complete testing and training protocols and research activities. 

  • Evaluate research participants for interventions.

  • Ensure standardization of clinical testing with other research study clinicians.

  • Work with upper- and lower-extremity orthotics, robotics exoskeleton devices, and rehabilitation equipment used for assistance and rehabilitation. 

  • Work with novel and experimental modalities (electromagnetic stimulation and electric stimulation) for testing and training with persons with disabilities (with SCI, MS, CP, and stroke).

  • Provide in-person and remote sessions to participants enrolled in research projects.  Some travel to participants’ homes may be required if necessary (travel cost will be reimbursed at the IRS mileage rates.)

  • Prepare reports and complete monitoring paperwork related to research protocols. 

  • Recruit participants for research projects:  discuss research protocols, consent, and screen (medical record and in person). 

  • Oversee data entry and study documentation (participant binders and databases).

  • Contribute to scholarly publications related to spinal stimulation research and physical therapy.

  • Current state licensure or eligibility for state licensure as a Physical Therapist required. 

  • Current New Jersey state licensure or eligibility for state licensure as a Physical Therapist.

  • At least one year of experience with individuals with SCI or brain injury.

To apply

Forward your résumé (MS Word or PDF), salary requirements, and cover letter to [email protected]. Please indicate the position(s) for which you are applying in the subject line.