Jobs and Opportunities

Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Translational Neuroscience and Neurorehabilitation

Posted: November, 2015

Three year NIH-funded fellowships are available at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), for research training in cognitive and motor neuroscience and neurorehabilitation.

Available mentors conduct patient-oriented research using approaches that utilize behavioral, computational, imaging, electrophysiologic, and electrical and pharmacologic neuromodulation methods. We welcome applications from individuals with a doctorate in psychology, cognitive science, communication science, kinesiology, movement science, or human neuroscience, who wish to learn to apply basic science principles to the study and treatment of behavioral and brain deficits in adult neurological patients. We also welcome applications from individuals with clinical rehabilitation backgrounds seeking to increase their depth in the basic science underpinnings of assessment and treatment. Applicants must have a track record in research and an interest in developing an independent research career.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer; we are committed to ensuring a range of diversity among our training classes, and we strive to select candidates representing different kinds of programs and theoretical orientations, geographic areas, ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, disabilities, and life experiences. All things being equal, consideration is given to candidates who identify themselves as members of historically under-represented groups on the basis of racial or ethnic status, as representing diversity on the basis of sexual orientation, or as representing diversity on the basis of disability status. This may be indicated in the cover letter.

Additional Information can be found at: http://mrri.org/T32.html


Clinical Director, MossRehab Aphasia Center

Posted: August, 2015

MossRehab, one of the top 10 rehabilitation centers in the nation, seek(s) an experienced clinical aphasiologist to direct the programs of its long standing MossRehab Aphasia Center. Founded in 1996 as a joint program of MossRehab and Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), the Aphasia Center is a pioneer in creatively addressing the long-term communication and psychosocial needs of people with aphasia. The Center provides focused and meaningful intervention at strategic points in the communication recovery process. This can occur through the Center’s various programs, including: 1) the Advanced Clinical Therapy program (ACT), a specialized outpatient program that provides the most up-to date treatments for chronic aphasia; 2) A vibrant Aphasia Activity Center where people and families living with chronic aphasia participate in an array of communication and life enhancing activities; and 3) Participation in research.

The successful applicant will lead the Aphasia Center’s continued growth and development. This includes supervision and mentoring of Speech-language pathologists, research assistants, students and volunteers; managing new and existing program initiatives; grant writing for program support, and, potentially conducting research. The MossRehab Aphasia Center is closely affiliated with Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, which is internationally known for its research in neuroscience and neurorehabilitation, including a long tradition of ground-breaking research in aphasia. The Aphasia Center also is a founding member and affiliate of AphasiaAccess, a new alliance of Life Participation providers and shares its interest in life participation outcomes research.

The ideal candidate is a PhD or Masters level speech–language pathologist with clinical experience. The Clinical Directorship is a salaried half-time position. However, depending on the interests and qualifications of the candidate, the position could be expanded up to full-time through research collaborations and extramural grant support.

Einstein Healthcare Network is proud to offer our employees outstanding 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 along with CV to:

Kevin Whelihan, Research Administrator
Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
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; such inquiries can be directed to Ruth Fink This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 215-663-6561. Additional information about the MossRehab Aphasia Center can be found at http://www.mrri.org/focus-areas/mossrehab-aphasia-center


Faculty-Level Research Position in Movement Science and Rehabilitation

Posted: December, 2015

Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) seeks a scientist to join its expanding program in movement science and motor disability and help build the next generation of translational neuroscience/neurorehabilitation research. Applicants should have a background in movement science and interest in translational research, particularly as applied to neurologic populations. Rank is open; early career investigators with postdoctoral research training and evidence of grant-writing experience, as well as mid-career and senior scientists, are welcome to apply. We offer a competitive start-up package, and ongoing salary support is available.

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 movement science 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.

MRRI is known internationally for its research in neuroscience and neurorehabilitation. Our unique resources include a large research registry of stroke and TBI research volunteers. 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. MRRI is renowned for its supportive, collegial environment, peer mentoring, and 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. 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, CV, and 3 letters of reference to:

Kevin Whelihan, Administrator
Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
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.


MRRI Institute Investigator (all levels): Language and Cognition in Neuropsychological Populations

Posted: June, 2015

Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) seeks an Institute Investigator to join our historic program in language and cognition and help build the next generation of translational neuroscience/neurorehab research.

The successful applicant is expected to conduct an independent program of research and to participate in research collaborations within and outside MRRI. The ideal candidate is a cognitive, clinical, or neuroscientist or speech-language pathologist who studies language or related cognitive disorders, and who may also conduct research in translating basic science findings to improve clinical practice. Preference will be given to candidates who complement the faculty’s interests in areas like language processing, language learning, semantics, action planning, cognitive control, neuromodulation, neuroplasticity, and/or lesion-symptom mapping (for details, consult our website: www.mrri.org).

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. Qualified candidates at all levels are welcome to apply. We offer a competitive start-up package, and ongoing salary support is available.

MRRI is known internationally for its research in neuroscience and neurorehabilitation, including a long tradition of ground-breaking research in aphasia. Our 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 supportive, collegial environment, peer mentoring, and 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.

Einstein Healthcare Network is proud to offer our employees outstanding 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 describing current research programs and proposed future directions in the MRRI environment, along with CV to:

Kevin Whelihan, Research Administrator
Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
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; such inquiries can be directed to Dr. Myrna Schwartz ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Contact information for other MRRI faculty can be found at www.mrri.org