Applications are now being accepted for the Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology and Neuroscience at Kessler Foundation. Three fellowship positions are available in neuropsychology, neuroscience and rehabilitation research, each in a different focus area (1) traumatic brain injury research, (2) multiple sclerosis research and (3) pediatric research.
The two-year funded program aims to prepare clinician-scientists for a career in clinical research within the specialty area of rehabilitation research. Training opportunities are provided more broadly across multiple departments, capitalizing on unique opportunities throughout the center as well as other nearby centers of excellence throughout New Jersey to pursue key clinical and research training goals. All fellows participate in an extensive training curriculum and didactic offerings. Multidisciplinary mentored training opportunities are individually tailored to achieve specific goals considering the fellows’ prior background and interests. The Pediatric Neuropsychology Fellowship is offered in conjunction with Children’s Specialized Hospital.
The successful applicant would be expected to assist in ongoing endeavors as well as develop his/her own mentored research projects. There are opportunities for fellows to join existing programs of TBI, MS and pediatric research including functional neuroimaging, the assessment and rehabilitation of cognitive symptoms, functional outcomes research, cross-cultural work, virtual reality, and fatigue research. Fellows work on various aspects of research projects ranging from inception (e.g., study formulation, grant-writing, etc.) to manuscript publication. Clinical opportunities involve assessment and treatment of outpatient rehabilitation populations under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. Additional offerings are made possible through strong collaborations with additional centers including, Rutgers University, Children’s Specialized Hospital, Veterans Administration New Jersey Healthcare System, and New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines. Kessler Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse, cooperative work environment. Women, members of under-represented minority groups and individuals with physical disabilities are encouraged to apply. Please contact Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD at (973) 324-8440 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE/M/F/D/V
PhD in a field relevant to medical rehabilitation or disability studies, such as psychology, occupational therapy, vocational rehabilitation, public health, or a related discipline. Doctoral candidates planning dissertation research in these fields are also encouraged to apply. The dissertation defense must be completed prior to beginning fellowship.
An expressed interest in pursuing a career research focused on the health, well-being and community integration of children with special health care needs.
Strong research skills.
Excellent academic record.
Human subjects research experience.
Eligibility to work in the U.S.
Proficiency in quantitative methods.
History of publication and presentation of original research.
Experience with children and/or people with disabilities.
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About Kessler Foundation
Kessler Foundation researchers seek new ways to improve mobility and cognition for people with disabilities caused by stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain and spinal cord injury, and chronic neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. Our researchers also investigate how disabilities affect employment and ways to optimize outcomes. We help people regain independence to lead full and productive lives.