Research Center Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Children Specialized Hospital’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowships provide advanced rehabilitation research training for postdoctoral fellows interested in pediatric neuropsychology or mobility. Our current fellowships are offered jointly with the Kessler Foundation.

Meet Our Current CSH-Kessler Foundation Fellows

Kiran Karunakaran, PhD. received her PhD from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and graduate school of biomedical science at Rutgers University in 2016. Her research focuses on designing, developing and evaluating assistive and rehabilitative technologies in children and young adults with brain injury using neuromechanical, functional and cortical measures.

Xuan Liu, PhD. holds a PHD in Biomedical Engineering and has four years of experience in clinical gait analysis and motor training. Dr. Lui’s current research focuses on designing and optimizing motor training paradigms using biofeedback technologies and evaluating the training effects in facilitating and improving pediatric mobility.

Joman Y. Natsheh, M.D., Ph.D. received her medical degree from Al-Quds University, Palestine, and completed her Ph.D. training in Neuroscience at Rutgers University, NJ. Her research aims at understanding cognitive and neural correlates of action control in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Our Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Rehabilitation Research: This two-year program, offered jointly through Children’s Specialized Hospital (CSH) and Kessler Foundation, prepares scientists for a career in rehabilitation research and disability studies with a focus on the specialty areas of pediatric rehabilitation and outcomes research. Applications are now being accepted.

Pediatric Rehabilitation and Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship: The two-year program, offered jointly through Children’s Specialized Hospital (CSH) and Kessler Foundation, focuses on clinical research within the specialty area of pediatric neuropsychological rehabilitation. Training opportunities are provided across multiple departments at CSH and Kessler Foundation, capitalizing on unique opportunities throughout both organizations to pursue key clinical research training goals. All fellows participate in an extensive training curriculum and didactic offerings. Multidisciplinary mentored training opportunities are individually tailored to achieve specific goals considering the fellows’ prior background and interests. Applications are now being accepted.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Pediatric Mobility Rehabilitation: The two-year program, offered jointly through Children’s Specialized Hospital (CSH) and Kessler Foundation, prepares biomedical scientists, including engineers (e.g. biomedical, mechanical, rehabilitation), biomechanics, kinesiologists, and those in related fields, for a career in rehabilitation research within the specialty area of pediatric mobility. Training opportunities are provided across multiple departments, capitalizing on unique opportunities throughout both organizations to pursue key research training goals. All fellows participate in an extensive training curriculum and didactic offerings. Multidisciplinary mentored training opportunities are individually tailored to achieve specific goals considering the fellows’ prior background and interests. Fellows assist in ongoing endeavors as well as develop his/her own mentored research project at Children’s Specialized Hospital and Kessler Foundation. Fellows will work on various aspects of research projects from inception (e.g., study formulation, grant-writing, etc.), through dissemination (manuscript publication). Applications are now being accepted.

For information on current positions, please contact Claire Marchetta at 732-258-7288 or cmarchetta@childrens-specialized.org.

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