Location US-NY-New York
Posted Date 7 months ago(10/13/2021 1:51 PM)
Job ID
Research & Academia - All Openings
Emp Status
Regular Full-Time
Hours per Week


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Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Cerebral Palsy Assessment and Treatment

Leon Root Motion Analysis Laboratory (LRMALab) at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)


This fellowship will focus upon post-operative outcomes for the ambulatory child with cerebral palsy (CP). During the fellowship, the individual will participate in on-going research and initiate new research in pediatric orthopaedics and rehabilitation. This research will focus on outcomes of interventions ranging from non-surgical (e.g. bracing in across different variations in lower extremity alignment and kinematic conditions) and surgical (e.g. outcomes of lower extremity surgeries to optimize alignment across planes, long-term results of tendon transfers in the foot, effectiveness of strategies to prevent and correct crouch gait). Requirements of this position include the completion of a PhD in engineering, rehabilitation, physical therapy, kinesiology, anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, or a related discipline; proficiency in the theory, design, and implementation of human movement research; excellent communication and writing skills, and research experience related to the analysis of human movement. The ideal candidate would have a strong interest and background in the theoretical, clinical, and experimental aspects of cerebral palsy assessment and treatment with some prior clinical and research experience. This post-doctoral position is for one year and renewable for another year.


The post-doctoral research fellow will be mentored by and report to the Senior Director Howard J Hillstrom, PhD and Co-medical Director Dr. David Scher, MD of the LRMALab. Fellows will participate in the Clinical Review Panel of the Rehabilitation Department and be available to mentor junior staff members in the development and execution of research protocols. It is also expected that the fellow will contribute to the development of research, grant proposals, staff knowledge and advancement of experimental methods and measurement techniques as well as publish and present their research findings. In addition, the fellow will receive guidance from several other faculty and staff in the clinical and scientific aspects of cerebral palsy and its impact upon movement.


The LRMALab evaluates a wide range of individuals including pediatric, adult and geriatric in a multi-disciplinary environment. The central philosophy of the laboratory is to examine the relationship between anatomical and physiological structure and biomechanical function to improve our methods of evaluating and treating individuals with neuromusculoskeletal disease. Our vision is to enhance diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment (conservative and surgical) strategies for such patients through quantitative observation and prediction of their ability to perform functional tasks.


HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, ranked No. 1 in orthopedics for 12 years in a row by U.S. News & World Report (2010-2022). HSS has also been among the top-ranked hospitals for both orthopedics and rheumatology for 30 consecutive years.



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