Brain Injury Researcher - Baylor Rehab - Dallas, TX

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909 North Washington Avenue
Dallas, TX 75246
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Job Description

Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation

Dallas, TX

Brain Injury Researcher

Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation’s Research program is hiring a brain injury research scientist. The successful candidate will  join a team of rehabilitation researchers and clinicians in supporting the growing brain injury research program at BSWIR, which is part of the North Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System, one of only16 NIDILRR-funded TBI model systems in the country. The scientist will also conduct their own line of innovative brain injury research and be actively engaged in writing grants, presenting findings to national audiences and publishing their work in top peer-reviewed journals. Through these and other initiatives, the scientist will help increase BSWIR’s position as a national leader in rehabilitation research.


The Research Scientist will conduct independent and collaborative research projects that are aligned with the strategic mission of the Research Office and Hospital to advance rehabilitation science. Their role will include participating in strategic planning efforts and reporting to appropriate entities; establish collaborative relationships within and across Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation clinicians and researchers plus external colleagues; be involved in national-level professional organizations; and establish develop and maintain relationships with funding sources.

Job-Specific Duties

Conducting ongoing brain injury-related research activities, plus activities to support ongoing brain injury research which will include writing grants, publishing findings, presenting at national conferences, and collaborating with local and national-level colleagues.  


Required: PhD in rehabilitation or biomedical sciences (e.g., neuroscience, neuropsychology, physiology, physical therapy), or M.D. or D.O. with Board Certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, or other rehabilitation-related specialty.


Required: Minimum of 3 years of experience conducting research (post-doc preferred), including having been awarded external grant funding, publishing, and presenting to national audiences.

Required: Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Additional Data

Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation, a joint venture between Baylor Scott & White Health and Select Medical, carries a well-known reputation for patient care and exceptional quality outcomes. We serve all people through exemplary healthcare, education, research and community service. Since opening in 1981, our flagship inpatient rehab hospital in Dallas has received repeated recognition by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best rehab hospitals in the nation.  All of our inpatient hospitals are accredited by The Joint Commission, including specialty accreditation for our stroke rehab programs. And for five consecutive years we have been recognized as a “Best Place to Work” by the Dallas Business Journal.

With the combined expertise of our joint venture partners, Baylor Scott & White Rehabilitation has become one of the most recognized and largest rehabilitation providers in the nation. We have continuously grown in size, scope and excellence across North Texas, and in the summer of 2018 our footprint has expanded to include new partners in Central Texas. With this expansion, we have more than 2,300 talented, caring and compassionate team members working in the following environments:

  • 4 inpatient rehab hospitals (free-standing)
  • 2 inpatient rehab units in Baylor Scott & White Health acute hospitals
  • 9 acute therapy units in Baylor Scott & White Health acute hospitals
  • 87 outpatient therapy locations (and growing)
  • A home health division covering all of North Texas

Select Medical is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.



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