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Research Assistant - Center for Mobility and Rehabilitation Engineering Research

The Center for Mobility and Rehabilitation Engineering Research, which uses neuroimaging to better understand brain-to-muscle/motor deficit and impairment, as well as recovery following novel rehabilitation interventions, is seeking a Research Assistant to help conduct research activities for projects in human movement and rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and cancer patients, including the following:

  • A study looking at the benefit of exercise rehabilitation training on weakness and fatigue in cancer patients.

  • A study — in collaboration with the Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research — investigating the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based intervention to improve attention and emotional regulation in individuals with traumatic brain injury.

Responsibilities may include
  • recruit research participants through social media, advertisement, and community outreach (such as support groups, events, physician’s offices);

  • consent and enroll participants, and schedule/coordinate their visits;

  • deliver the exercise intervention for the cancer weakness study;

  • implement the mindfulness TBI study, including recruitment process, preparation of data-collection forms, and design of the psycho-educational control intervention;

  • maintain proper records;

  • help with regulatory processes including those required by the (Institutional Review Board);

  • collect clinical, neuropsychological, and/or physiological outcomes; and

  • assist with data collection, data entry, and analysis.

Frequent driving will be required in order to deliver training and recruit participants for the cancer study.  Mileage reimbursement is provided.
Occasional work during evenings and weekends may be required, to attend events and accommodate participants’ schedules.


  • Degree(s) in Psychology, Exercise Science, Physical Therapy, and/or similar disciplines.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Effective administrative and computer skills
  • Interest in rehabilitation research aimed at improving physical, psychological, and/or social functions in people with disabilities.
  • Driver’s license and daily access to a vehicle.
  • Experience with personal training, rehabilitation therapy, and/or recreation activity organization is preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience with medical instrumentation, neuro-imaging, and/or biomedical signal processing and analysis is a plus.


To apply

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