Spatial cognition-cognitive neurology-rehabilitation
West Orange, New Jersey, USA
With respect and gratitude to our international colleagues, this opportunity is open primarily to US citizens. Under some circumstances, a candidate who is already in the US may be eligible for J-1 visa extension for this training; this cannot be guaranteed.
Kessler Foundation Research Center and Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation, is accepting applications for a two year- postdoctoral fellowship, beginning in July 2013. Our center is nationally and internationally known for translational research on disorders of spatial cognition (spatial neglect)and mechanism-based rehabilitation.
The fellowship is an excellent means by which an accomplished scientist can gain explicit knowledge, implicit skills, and complete tasks which will facilitate early career success. In Year 1, fellows master the basic concepts and assumptions in a cognitive neuropsychological of spatial cognitive impairment, and learn how this model differs from a computational, biological, and educational model of spatial cognitive impairment and its recovery. Fellows compare and contrast hypotheses derived from different models and disci-plines and classify their predictions and the tools used to test them by their position on the basic-applied research continuum (phenomena to impairments to function). Concepts of internal and external validity and experimental rigor at different points of translational hypothesis development are put in context with thework of key theorists and learning behavioral and neurophysiological outcome measures, as well as longitudinal analytic models. In Year 2, fellows complete and submit a research grant application; can independently translate patient-based observations into research questions at different points along a basic-applied research spectrum; can identify the feasibility, scope and limitations inherent in different ways of structuring patient-oriented multi-year research studies; have learned principles of collaborative work and management to facilitate clinical collaborations; complete a personal strategic plan outlining achievements for the first 3-5 years of a subsequent faculty appointment.
Candidates should be clear, concise writers, hard workers with strong quantitative ability, creative people prepared to demonstrate intellectual and personal humility in the team atmosphere of the Stroke Laboratory. We can teach a bright, motivated scientist the habits of thought to propose innovative research ideas, and the procedures likely to bring collaborations with clinicians to successful conclusions.
To apply, send a persuasive personal statement, CV, copies of key scientific publications and three recommendations to A. M. Barrett, MD, Director, Stroke Rehabilitation Research at abarrett@KesslerFoundation.org
Kessler Foundation takes equity seriously and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, members of under-represented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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