Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Job Posting: Research Scientist in Acquired Disorders of Language/Communication

Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) is seeking to fill an opening
in Fall ¹08 or later for an Institute Scientist in the area of acquired
disorders of language and/or communication. This is a full-time research
position at the equivalent of Assistant or Associate Professor level. The
new Institute Scientist will join a productive team of investigators who
study cognitive neuroscience, cognitive rehabilitation, and motor
control/motor learning. Language and aphasia are particular strengths of
MRRI, as represented by the active research program led by Myrna Schwartz
and the multi-faceted activities of the MossRehab Aphasia Center, directed
by Ruth Fink.

The candidate should have research experience in a topic related to human
language and/or communication after CNS damage. While area of
specialization is open, preference will be given to investigators who
complement our faculty¹s interest in one or more of the following: models of
(re)learning relevant to rehabilitation, techniques for promoting brain
plasticity, and model-driven diagnosis and treatment. A large pool of
patient volunteers with communication disorders secondary to stroke and TBI
is available for subject recruitment. MossRehab, our sister facility and
one of the nation¹s leading rehabilitation hospitals, offers a venue for
clinical trials research. Access to fMRI, TMS, ERP, and voxel-based
lesion-symptom mapping is available through existing collaborations with the
University of Pennsylvania¹s Center for Functional Neuroimaging.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant area. Post-doctoral training,
evidence of research productivity, and prior grant funding are highly
desirable, as salaries and labs at MRRI are largely grant supported. A
multi-year start-up package is available to facilitate extramural funding.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and 3 letters of
reference to Kevin Whelihan, Administrator, MRRI, MossRehab @ Elkins Park,
60 E. Township Line Road, 2nd Floor West Building, Elkins Park, PA 19027 or Applications will be accepted until the position is

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