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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Regenerative Rehabilitation

Location:  West Orange, NJ

The two-year fellowship in the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Research, in collaboration with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, prepares rehabilitation research and biomedical scientists — including engineers (e.g. biomedical, rehabilitation), neuroscientists, kinesiologists, and those in related fields — for a career in rehabilitation research within the specialty area of Regenerative Rehabilitation, which integrates principles and approaches from the fields of rehabilitation science and regenerative medicine.  Regenerative medicine focuses on the repair or replacement of tissue lost to injury, disease, or age, primarily via the enhancement of endogenous stem-cell function or the transplantation of exogenous stem cells.  A focus of rehabilitation science is the use of mechanical and other physical stimuli to promote functional recovery.  The objective of the fellowship is to create synergies through the integration of these two approaches, with the ultimate goal of optimizing independence and participation of individuals with disabilities, particularly those with spinal cord injury.

Responsibilities may include
  • Work on ongoing clinical projects investigating regenerative medicine for various musculoskeletal conditions in persons with spinal cord injury and other orthopedic conditions (e.g. soft-tissue trauma, osteoarthritis).
  • Develop mentored research project, working on various aspects of research projects from inception (e.g., study formulation, grantwriting, etc.), through dissemination (conference presentation and manuscript publication).
  • Collaborate with clinicians and scientists on existing or future clinical research.
  • Participate in an extensive training curriculum and didactic offerings.
  • Doctorate in rehabilitation science, physical/occupational therapy, engineering (e.g. biomedical, rehabilitation), biomechanics, kinesiology, or a related field.
  • Experience in conducting research studies with human subjects.
  • History of publication and presentation of original research.
  • Knowledge of statistical data analysis
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.

All fellows participate in an extensive training curriculum and didactic offerings. Multidisciplinary, mentored training opportunities are individually tailored to achieve specific goals considering each fellow’s prior background and interests. Find out more about Kessler Foundation postdoctoral fellowship program.

Applicants should provide a cover letter including a statement of research interests, Curriculum Vitae, and three letters of recommendation from professional associates.

To apply

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