Post Doctoral Fellow

Rutgers University

Date: 1 week ago
City: Newark, NJ
Contract type: Full time
Rutgers University

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Post Doctoral Fellow

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Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)


School of Health Professions


New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research

Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers

Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates

Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives

Rutgers RBHS is an anchor institution that boasts locations in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Post Doctoral Fellow for the Office of Administration within the School of Health Professions. Under the direction of the Interim Dean, the Post Doctoral Fellow will test the efficacy of novel virtual reality-based upper extremity neurorehabilitation treatments for persons who have had a stroke. The Post Doctoral Fellow will quantify the impact of these novel treatments using clinical assessments, limb and hand kinematics, eye tracking, muscular coordination (EMG), and brain dynamics (fNIRS, EEG, TMS, MRI)

Among the key duties of this position are the following;

  • Sets up, troubleshoots, and analyzes 3D motion capture, force sensor, and EMG data, programming in MATLAB and LabVIEW, and statistical analysis.

  • Collects EEG, pre and post processing.

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Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to

Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to

COVID-19 Immunization Requirement

Under Policy 60.1.35, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility. Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination

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Staff - 12 month

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Minimum Education and Experience

  • PhD in biomedical engineering, Neuroscience, or a similar field.


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Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in clinical research with stroke survivors.

  • Experience in machine learning.

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Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)

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Newark (RBHS)





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All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information

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