Kessler Foundation's Center for Spinal Stimulation will explore two groundbreaking treatments for recovery after spinal cord injury: transcutaneous and epidural spinal stimulation. Both treatments involve applying electrical stimulation to the spinal cord to activate nerve circuits, allowing injured nerves to transmit signals to peripheral nerves and muscle. Preliminary studies show that by combining epidural stimulation with intensive physical therapy, individuals with paralysis have been able to stand during stimulation, and two have regained some voluntary movement. Together, transcutaneous and epidural spinal stimulation hold the promise to transform spinal cord injury care and recovery. The Center will be unique in its capabilities to study both approaches to spinal stimulation.
- Overseeing all aspects of data management.
- Supervising research assistants.
- Assisting in participant recruitment and data management.
- Identifying and assessing candidates for entry into research studies.
- Assisting in monitoring and dispensing pharmacological agents for studies.
- Obtaining participants' medical records and other clinical information to ensure proper study recruitment and maximize participant safety.
- Assisting with ensuring compliance with Institutional Review Board and HIPAA guidelines.
- Minimum of two years of clinical/research experience and familiarity with Institutional Review Board procedures.
- Bachelor's degree in nursing or other related discipline.
- Master's degree.
- Scientific writing and/or grant-writing experience.
- Previous supervisory experience.
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