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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuromodulation, Biomechanics, Neurorehabilitation and Neuroimaging Research

Location: West Orange, NJ  

Kessler Foundation, in collaboration with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), is recruiting postdoctoral fellows to conduct neuromodulation, neurorehabilitation and cardiovascular research at the Tim and Caroline Reynolds Center for Spinal Stimulation as part of a team including research scientists, physicians, physical therapists, research coordinators, engineers, and research assistants.

Candidates must have a doctorate in engineering (e.g., biomedical, electrical, mechanical or related), biomechanics, neuroscience, or a related field, and with prior research experience in biomedical engineering as well as neuromodulation, neuroimaging (fMRI, DTI, fNIRS), electrophysiology (EEG, TMS), engineering (electrical), mobility (gait and posture), biomechanics or motor control.

Fellowship program - All fellows participate in an extensive training curriculum and didactic offerings. Administration of the fellowships occurs within the academic Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (RNJMS), Rutgers University in New Jersey. Please consult our website for more information about Kessler and the Fellowship program (https://kesslerfoundation.org/researchabout-our-research/postdoctoral-fellowship-program ).

Responsibilities include
  • Contributing to ongoing neuromodulation, neurorehabilitation, and/or neuroimaging research related to motor function;
  • Working independently and in collaboration with the Center’s team to perform dedicated tasks in the assigned timeline;
  • Maintaining involvement in the fellowship program by participating in didactic lectures and other training activities;
  • Assisting with experimental setups, collection, and processing of biomedical data;
  • Utilizing existing analyses and developing novel analyses of the interpretation of the experimental data;
  • Submitting grant applications to state, federal, and private funding sources independently (under supervision) or collaboratively; and
  • Disseminating research findings through peer-reviewed journal publications, conference abstracts, and presentations.
Qualifications
  • PhD in engineering (biomedical, electrical, mechanical, or related), biomechanics, neuroscience, or a related field.
  • Prior research experience with human subjects, particularly neurologically impaired populations (such as stroke, TBI, SCI).
  • Strong programming, data analysis, and computational skills in MATLAB, LabVIEW, Python.
  • Ability to analyze data independently.
  • For neuroimaging candidates:  background and experience in functional and/or structural MRI image processing (DTI, fMRI) and, ideally, connectivity analysis (resting state functional connectivity, effective connectivity, graph theory-based analysis).
  • For neuromodulation, biomechanics, and neurorehabilitation candidates:  prior experience with different emg analyses, different neuromodulation techniques, engineering (biomedical, rehabilitation, electrical, or mechanical), gait analysis, and movement analysis.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Prior experience in signal/image analysis, mathematical modeling, and statistical analysis is preferred.
To apply

Forward your résumé (MS Word or PDF) and salary requirements to career@KesslerFoundation.org. Please indicate the position(s) for which you are applying in the subject line.