Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Researcher
Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute

Position Description: 

Traumatic Brain Injury Scientists Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) seeks a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) researcher with an excellent clinical research record or exceptional promise for an independent research career.  The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in clinical neuropsychology, rehabilitation psychology, rehabilitation science, rehabilitation medicine, neuroscience, or an affiliated discipline, and a strong track record of specialization in TBI.  Rank and specific interests are open, but preference will be given to mid-career scientists and to those with interest in moderate to severe TBI.  MRRI encourages both cognitive neuroscience and applied clinical research along the translational pipeline including neuroimaging, development of novel assessment techniques, and research on behavioral and pharmacologic treatments.

MRRI faculty enjoy extensive collaborative networks, both locally (e.g., at University of Pennsylvania) and nationally in the TBI Model System program, to which MRRI has belonged since 1997.  Commensurate with experience, the new TBI scientist may have opportunities to assume leadership roles in the Moss TBI Model System and in other government-funded projects. 

MRRI is internationally known for its theory driven program of basic and applied neurorehabilitation research, and its strong tradition of collaborative multidisciplinary research.  Large and well known clinical programs in neurorehabilitation at MossRehab provide a large participant population and rich opportunities for clinical/research integration.  MRRI maintains a registry of 2,000 individuals who are interested in participating in neurorehabilitation research, and the Moss TBI Model System database includes over 1,000 well characterized participants who have agreed to be contacted for future projects.

MRRI's convenient location in the Philadelphia area is a short trip to New York City, Baltimore, and Washington.  Extremely affordable for a northeastern city of its size, Philadelphia is rich in cultural opportunities and home to numerous colleges and academic medical centers, providing MRRI scientists with extensive opportunities for mentoring and scientific collaboration.  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.

How to Apply: 

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; MRRI, MossRehab at Elkins Park, 50 Township Line Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027 or [email protected].

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 John Whyte, MD, PhD, director of MRRI ([email protected]), or other MRRI faculty.