Postdoctoral Scholar Opportunity, Ohio

The MetroHealth Center for Rehabilitation Research and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio has opened up an opportunity for a postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Biomedical Engineering. Find below the position details and requirements.

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar           

Department: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Biomedical Engineering

School: Medicine

Location: Old Brooklyn Health Center

Supervisor Name and Title: David Cunningham, Staff Scientist, Assistant Professor

Statement of Research
Postdoctoral scholar position available at the MetroHealth Center for Rehabilitation Research and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The lab focuses on improving rehabilitative outcomes for patients with neurological impairments by employing methods of non-invasive brain stimulation. These methods, in conjunction with neuroimaging techniques, allow the study of neurophysiologic adaptations as a result of injury as well as recovery. For all current lab-related activities please refer to: CunninghamLab.com

Essential Functions

  • Lead assigned project(s).
  • Design and conduct clinical trials with patients and analyse data.
  • Create new rehabilitation technology.
  • Publish peer-reviewed journal papers and present data at national and international conferences.
  • May supervise laboratory staff, scholars, and students.


Technical Skills

  • Experience conducting human subjects research.
  • Ability to independently manage a project.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organization skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines. 
  • Effective problem-solving skills; must demonstrate innovation and creativity, excellent analytical skills, sound judgment and good decision-making.
  • Preferred Matlab and/or Python proficiency.
  • Preferred background with Neuroimaging (fMRI, DTI, rs-fMRI), EMG and/or EEG analysis.


Education Requirements

Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, Kinesiology or a related field

Working Conditions

No special working conditions, but will be spending the majority of the time in a hospital environment.


To apply please send inquiries containing a cover letter and CV to Dr David Cunningham at Dxc536@case.edu.