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Postdoctoral Fellow in the Human Motor Recovery Laboratory

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Job Description

We are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to study the effects of pharmacological agents on neurophysiological measures of plasticity and behavioral outcomes after training to promote motor recovery in patients following stroke. The postdoctoral fellow will be a member of a multidisciplinary team of neurologists, neuroscientists, occupational and physical therapists in the Human Motor Recovery Laboratory at Burke Medical Research Institute.  Primary responsibilities will include screening and recruitment of patients for studies, collection and analysis of data utilizing various methods including clinical measures, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and upper limb kinematics.

The Burke Medical Research Institute (BMRI) is a nonprofit leading scientific research institute devoted to advancing the study of neurological diseases and injuries, pioneering novel rehabilitation therapies and developing innovative clinical programs. Based in White Plains, NY and working synergistically with its academic affiliate Weill Cornell Medicine, BMRI is comprised of several neurological disease, injury and functional recovery focused research laboratories. We are pioneering new therapeutics that impact the growing prevalence of neurological impairments from stroke, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury to neurodegenerative diseases and retinal degenerative diseases.

Compensation will include NIH scale salary, housing stipend, and full benefits. A minimum 2-year commitment is required.


  • A doctoral degree in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or related field
  • Experience with transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Experience with clinical and team-based research
  • Fluent in English

Preferred qualifications but not essential:

  • Experience with MATLAB, C++ or other programming languages
  • Experience with movement analysis

How to Apply

To apply, interested candidates should complete the online application, upload a cover letter and a resume, as well as include three contacts for references.


About the Institute

At the Burke Neurological Institute in White Plains, New York, just 35 minutes outside of New York City, we bring hope to those living with neurological disabilities caused by a host of afflictions, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and Alzheimer’s disease. Our world-class neuroscience helps people see, remember, talk, write, and walk again. Hope demands innovation and brilliant science, and every day with our academic affiliate, Weill Cornell Medicine, we transform groundbreaking research into promising neurological treatments.

Burke Neurological Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

Faculty Mentor

Tomoko Kitago, M.D.
Lab Director
Human Motor Recovery Laboratory
Burke Neurological Institute
Assistant Professor