Jobs and Opportunities

Research Assistant in Language & Aphasia Lab

Posted: April, 2014

Dr. Myrna Schwartz, Director of the Language and Aphasia Lab of Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (www.mrri.org) announces a new opening for a BA/BS-level research assistant, beginning Summer 2014, supporting research on language processing in typical speakers and those with post-stroke aphasia. The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary team researching the clinical, cognitive, and neurobiological basis of aphasia, in the service of promoting effective rehabilitation. With appropriate training and supervision, the candidate will administer diagnostic tests, conduct experimental studies with patients as participants, and contribute to the acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of neuroimaging data.

Applicants should have a strong academic background in cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, and/or neuroscience, with coursework in statistics and research methods. Preference will be given to applicants with prior research experience. MRRI and MossRehab are part of the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network. The position offers competitive salary and benefits (medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement). Send cover letter, C.V. (including a list of relevant coursework) and contact information for three references to Dr. Myrna Schwartz: email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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.