Jobs and Opportunities

The Cognition and Action Lab - Research Assistant Position

Posted: February, 2015

The Cognition and Action Lab at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), a division of the Einstein Healthcare Network, has an opening beginning summer 2015 for a BA/BS-level Research Assistant. The position involves assisting on NIH-funded studies of action and object representations within an “embodied cognition” framework, and includes research on healthy and stroke populations using behavioral experiments, state-of-the art neuroimaging, and TMS/tDCS.

Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute is a stimulating academic environment offering many training opportunities, including close collaboration with colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, and is located near the vibrant city of Philadelphia. We offer competitive compensation, an attractive benefits plan including medical/dental/vision coverage, generous vacation time, and tuition reimbursement. See our laboratory website at http://www.mrri.org/focus-areas/cognition-and-action-laboratory.

Applicants must have a strong academic background in psychology or cognitive neuroscience, coursework in statistics and research methods, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, prior human behavioral research lab experience, and programming experience with EPrime or Matlab. Applicants able to commit to the position for 2 years will be given priority.

To apply, please email a cover letter detailing experience with the above, CV including technical and statistical skills, and 2-3 professional reference letters to Ms. Leyla Tarhan ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) with the header “Research Assistant”.
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Research Position in Acquired Disorders of Language and Related Cognitive Disorders

Posted: January, 2015

Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) seeks a mid-career, established scientist to join its historic program in language and related cognitive disorders. This is a full-time independent research position at the equivalent of Full or Associate Professor. The successful applicant would be expected to bring a mature, independent program of research, mentor junior colleagues, and foster research collaborations within and outside MRRI. Junior investigators with a strong publication record, grant funding history, and leadership potential will also be considered.

MRRI is known internationally for its research in neuroscience and neurorehabilitation. Our research scientists share an interest in translating basic science findings into applications that can aid in the diagnosis, explanation, or treatment of clinical disorders, particularly those associated with stroke or TBI. The ideal candidate is a cognitive, clinical, or neuroscientist who studies language within this translational framework. Preference will be given to candidates who complement the faculty’s interest in areas like language learning, semantics, action planning, cognitive control, neuromodulation, neuroplasticity, and lesion-symptom mapping (for details, consult our website: www.mrri.org).

MRRI’s unique resources include a large research registry of stroke and TBI research volunteers, and the long-running MossRehab Aphasia Center, a venue for life participation activities, training, and research. MRRI is renowned for its collegial environment and its collaborative ties with Philadelphia’s outstanding colleges and universities. In particular, we have long-standing collaborations with the neurology and neuroimaging faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, with grant supported projects in structural and functional neuroimaging, TMS, and tDCS.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant area. Evidence of research productivity and prior grant funding are required, as salaries and labs at MRRI are partially grant supported. A multi-year re-location/transition package is available.

Einstein Healthcare Network is proud to offer our employees unparalleled career opportunities including competitive compensation, attractive benefits plan including medical/dental/vision coverage, generous vacation time, and tuition reimbursement. EOE

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and CV to:
Kevin Whelihan, Research Administrator
MRRI, MossRehab @ Elkins Park
50 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We also welcome informal approaches by email or phone that begin a conversation that may eventually lead to an application. Contact information for MRRI faculty can be found at www.mrri.org


Research Position in Movement Science and Rehabilitation

Posted: January, 2015

Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, internationally known for its research in neuroscience and neurorehabilitation, seeks a scientist to join its expanding program in movement science and motor disability. Applicants should have a background in movement science and interest in translational research, particularly as applied to aspects of mobility in neurologic populations. Early career investigators with postdoctoral research training, as well as mid-career scientists, are welcome to apply.

The institute scientist position at MRRI is a full-time independent research position that is comparable to a university faculty position. The primary expectation is that applicants would develop and direct an independent program of research in the mobility domain of rehabilitation. The research program may fall anywhere along the translational continuum from understanding basic mechanisms of motor performance and recovery to theory-based treatment advancement in rehabilitation. This position offers numerous opportunities for collaboration with other MRRI investigators and skilled MossRehab clinicians, and with colleagues in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania, including those involved in structural and functional neuroimaging, TMS, and tDCS. Office and laboratory space are available in a newly renovated research building, with ready access to relevant patient populations and gait and motion laboratory facilities.

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network is proud to offer our employees unparalleled career opportunities including competitive compensation, attractive benefits plan including medical/dental/vision coverage, generous vacation time, and tuition reimbursement. EOE

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter including a statement of research interests and goals, CV, and 3 letters of reference to:
Kevin Whelihan, Research Administrator
MRRI, MossRehab @ Elkins Park
50 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Neuropsychologist—TBI Research Faculty Position

Posted: January, 2015

Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) and MossRehab are seeking a Neuropsychologist with strong interest and demonstrated potential for research in traumatic brain injury (TBI), to join the full-time faculty of MRRI. We seek an early to mid-career independent scientist to develop and/ or continue his or her own TBI research program under the auspices of MRRI. Strong opportunities for research collaboration exist with fellow TBI researchers Tessa Hart, PhD, Institute Scientist at MRRI and PI of the long-standing TBI Model System program at MRRI, and John Whyte, MD, PhD, Director of MRRI, as well as other productive neuroscience/ neurorehabilitation researchers studying themes such as language & aphasia, motor control and learning, and action planning, using a wide range of methods including neuroimaging and neuromodulation, eye tracking, and sophisticated behavioral assessment. Strong collaborative ties to the Center for Functional Neuroimaging at the University of Pennsylvania support a substantial program of imaging research.

MRRI, which is co-located with MossRehab in Elkins Park, PA in the outskirts of Philadelphia, is an internationally known center for translational neurorehabilitation research, with an NIH-funded postdoctoral research training program, a large cohort of TBI Model System participants available for research, and an additional patient registry of potential research participants. A full continuum of clinical services for individuals with TBI, including a large inpatient rehabilitation unit, comprehensive community and vocational re-entry programs, Clubhouse programs, and a Concussion Center, provide opportunities for clinical-research collaboration. MossRehab was ranked #8 nationally among rehabilitation hospitals in the 2014 US News & World Report rankings.

Applicants should send a CV and statement of research interests to:
Kevin Whelihan, Research Administrator
MRRI, MossRehab @ Elkins Park
50 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it