Jobs and Opportunities

Research Position in Acquired Disorders of Language and Related Cognitive Disorders

Posted: December, 2014

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.

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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


Neuropsychologist—TBI Research Faculty Position

Posted: December, 2014

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


Research Position in Movement Science and Rehabilitation

Posted: October, 2014

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, CV, and 3 letters of reference to:
Kevin Whelihan, 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.


Neuroimaging Postdoctoral Position, Philadelphia PA

The Center for Functional Neuroimaging at University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute of Einstein Healthcare Network, is now recruiting a postdoctoral fellow in neuroimaging data analysis beginning Spring/Summer 2014. The successful candidate will join a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary team conducting NIH-supported research on neural correlates of clinical disorders of language and cognition. Based primarily at U. Penn, the Fellow will bear responsibility for developing and implementing multivariate MRI data analysis methods for lesion and multi-modal neuroimaging data, under joint supervision of Dr. Ze Wang (neuroimaging analysis methods) and Dr. Myrna Schwartz (cognition-brain relationships).

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering, or in one of the following fields: computer science, electrical engineering, or mathematics. Programming background using Matlab or C++ will be necessary. Prior experience in neuroimaging research as evidenced by publications and training will be preferred.

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a statement of research interest and professional goals, a CV, (p)reprints, and a list of 3 references to: Drs. Myrna Schwartz This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and Ze Wang ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).


Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Translational Neuroscience and Neurorehabilitation

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. This program is designed specifically to prepare young investigators to adapt emerging theoretical advances to the development of rehabilitation treatments. To that end, we invite applications from (1) individuals with relevant basic science training who wish to learn to apply basic science principles to the study and treatment of neurological deficits and (2) individuals with relevant clinical training who wish to learn cutting-edge neuroscience and neurorehabilitation research methods. Fellows will train with a primary mentor at either MRRI or Penn and will interact with peers and mentors with diverse clinical and experimental backgrounds. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all of the available positions are filled.

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

CLICK HERE for more information and a complete listing of mentors and their areas of research.