The Director of MS Research will lead a research program that encompasses the entire continuum of MS services and is integrated with the clinical program. This person will collaborate with clinical staff at Shepherd Center to determine key studies that could positively impact outcomes and create best practices for clinicians and therapists working with MS clients. The Director of MS Research will be expected to develop relationships with local, regional and national research grant programs, foundations and other researchers in identifying a clinical research focus within the vision and goals of the Andrew C. Carlos MS Institute at Shepherd Center and the Eula C. & Andrew C. Carlos MS Rehabilitation and Wellness Program. The Director of MS Research is expected to develop a nationally recognized research program in MS. This person must be innovative, creative, and work well with a team.
Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree in the field of study relevant to clinical research in neurorehabilitation, with an emphasis in multiple sclerosis. Established record of independent research; experience in grant writing, manuscript writing for publications, and presentations at professional conferences; expertise in research design and applied statistics. Experience in clinical outcomes research is preferred.
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About Shepherd Center
Shepherd Center is a private, non-profit hospital specializing in comprehensive rehabilitation and long-term support for patients with acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, and other neuromuscular disorders. Shepherd is licensed for 152 beds, including a 10-bed intensive care unit (ICU). Shepherd is accredited by JCAHO and CARF, and for the past 17 years, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation.
The Andrew C. Carlos MS Institute at Shepherd Center has extensive experience treating people with multiple sclerosis (MS), suspected MS, or related disorders and has established itself as a leader in comprehensive care related to MS. The Eula C. and Andrew C. Carlos MS Rehabilitation and Wellness Program at Shepherd Center is a dedicated program for the rehabilitative treatment and wellness of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and related diagnoses.