Friday, June 15, 2012

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA - 1 2-year Advanced Rehabilitation Research Postdoctoral

The University of Michigan, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is accepting applications for a 2-year Advanced Rehabilitation Research Postdoctoral Fellowship to begin fall of 2012. The fellowship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Fellows will select from a focus on one of three content areas: (1) community participation, including social and environmental factors effecting independent living; (2) health and function; and (3) assistive technologies. Cross-cutting themes covered in all content areas include health disparities and community needs of underserved populations with disabilities, women's health, and aging with disability. Fellows will participate in a variety of didactic and practical experiences, including academic courses, research seminars, presentations, collaborative research projects, and lectures at meetings and national conferences.

All fellows will work with a primary mentor to develop an individualized research plan and participate in their mentor(s) research projects. Potential mentors consist of highly trained faculty at the University of Michigan. Specialty areas include for research spinal cord injury, brain injury spine and pain. Fellows are also expected to complete a rotation at the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, a community based agency serving persons with disabilities. At completion of this research training program, fellows will have acquired and enhanced specific research skills; learned know how to collaborate effectively across rehabilitation areas and disciplines; and have demonstrated a capacity to apply the results of research to the problems of persons with disabilities.

This fellowship offers a competitive salary plus an excellent health care package and includes vacation, sick and conference time consistent with University of Michigan guidelines. In addition, fellows will have tuition and travel stipends to present at national conferences or visit with mentors at other sites.  All applicants must have a terminal degree and show a commitment to research, including interest in an area of training of this program. Please visit our website at

Interested candidates should send a cover letter indicating future research plans, a CV, three letters of recommendation and three publications (preferably current) or a sample of academic work to Denise G. Tate, Ph.D., Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 325 E. Eisenhower, Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Please e-mail inquiries Michelle Meade, Ph.D., at or call 734-936-7055. Applicants must also apply online through the University of Michigan website at  to complete the application process.