Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering Laboratory

RNEL Job Opportunities and Training


Thank you for your interest in joining RNEL! Below you will find current opportunities as well as general information about jobs and training in RNEL. We hire faculty and staff, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students,and undergraduate researchers. We also offer educational and enrichment opportunities to medical students, residents, and K-12 students.

Current Opportunities

Below are the current positions that we are recruiting for in RNEL.  If you are interested in a research position but do not see a relevant posting, or if you just want more information, please submit an inquiry form here or email RNEL at Positions are described in “RNEL Opportunity Types” below. We can let you know if positions may be available in the future.

Position openings will be posted here and on Twitter @RNELabs.

Open Positions:

RNEL Opportunity Types

Our goal is for RNEL to be a positive, diverse, challenging, and rewarding lab environment. RNEL is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace and does not discriminate on the basis of race, cultural background, religion (or lack thereof), country of origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, physical appearance, or other individual characteristics or expression. We encourage interested applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Read on if you’d like to join our team!  

Faculty and Staff Positions

RNEL faculty and staff represent many departments including Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Bioengineering, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Occupational Therapy.  Staff positions include engineers, clinical coordinators, administrative staff, and other skilled positions.  Job postings will appear above and applications are submitted here:

Postdoctoral Fellows

Funded opportunities for postdoctoral fellow positions will be posted here.  If you are interested in a position and do not see one posted, you can still contact us to see if positions may be available soon or if there are funding opportunities that we could help you apply for. 

Graduate Students

RNEL graduate students come from many programs including:

Applications typically open in August and are due in December and are generally accepted once per year. Interested students should refer to the graduate program websites for application instructions and specific due dates.  Students must be accepted into a graduate program and then match with a primary faculty advisor for research. You are also encouraged to reach out to faculty members that you would be interested in working with before and/or after you apply to the graduate program for more information and to discuss potential research topics. 

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research positions are typically available every semester in RNEL including the summer although we often get more applications than there are positions.  These positions are paid (unless you are taking a research class for credit) and typically require 5-15 hours of work per week depending on your availability.  Research projects are typically supervised by an RNEL faculty member as well as a postdoctoral fellow or graduate student. Applications for the Summer 2021 term will be accepted from February 1-March 1. 

Other Educational Opportunities

Medical students and residents often complete research rotations in the lab. If you are interested in this type of experience, please submit an inquiry form here or email RNEL at

We are working to expand our outreach activities to the community including elementary, middle, and high schools. To find out more, please submit an inquiry form here or contact our Education Director, Lee Fisher, PhD.