RECRUITMENT & RELATED EVENTS

OPPORTUNITIES

There are many events, activities, and other opportunities at Ohio State and partner organizations that are available to brain injury survivors and professionals. On this page, you will find a list of Ohio State research studies that are actively recruiting participants, as well as training and networking opportunities for professionals. Check back here for updates!

If you are interested in having your own research study or event added to this page, please fill out the form below.

Faculty & Staff Opportunities

Opportunities w/ Deadlines:.

  • CBI Research Day 2023

    • Poster Reception - March 23, 2023, 4:30PM-7:00PM @ Ohio Union

    • Keynote & Talks - March 24, 2023, 8:30AM - 2:00PM @ BRT

    • This year our keynote speaker will be: Bruce T. Lamb, PhD, Executive Director, Paul and Carole Stark Neurosciences Research Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine. Our Spotlight Speakers are Barbara Bendlin, PHD (Professor of Geriatrics at Wisconsin) and David Friedenberg, PhD (Senior Research Statistician at Battelle) & Tim Lucas, MD, PhD (Neurosurgeon at OSU, CEO of NeuroTech Institute).
    • Abstracts & Registration opened December 8, 2022. Abstract submissions close February 1, 2023. Registration closes March 10, 2023.
  • 7th Annual Brain Injury Awareness 5K/1-Mile Walk
    • Register for the 7th Annual Brain Injury Awareness 5K/1-Mile Walk on March 26, 2023! Ohio State undergraduates from Buckeyes Raising Awareness in Neuroscience have raised over $25,000 in the last 6 years to help survivors and their families. All proceeds from this event go towards brain injury prevention, education, and awareness efforts. Funds also support the NeuroNights program with the Chronic Brain Injury Program and the Wexner Medical Center.

    • Register now for this event or create your own fundraiser. Prices increase after February 20th.
  • The New York Stem Cell Foundation NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Investigator Awards
    • Deadline - February 15, 2023

    • $1.5M Career Dev Award over 5 yrs, RFA NYSCF is soliciting applications from early career investigators for awards to support translational stem cell research. The aim of this initiative is to support highly innovative, emerging scientists whose pioneering approaches have the potential to transform the field of stem cell research, and that leverage stem cells to advance the understanding and treatment of human disease. This is a career development award, not a project-specific award, and funds may be used at the discretion of awardees to increase the impact of their research, subject to the terms of the award letter.

  • Call for Presentation 2023
    • Ohio State Sports Analytics Conference and Sports and Society Initiative is announcing a Call for Presentation for undergraduate students. Please forward the Call for Presentation to your students that may be interested in sports-related research. See attached for more information.
    • Register by 03/01 for presentation consideration. 03/14 for all other poster presenters.

    • Questions: Contact Ryan Ruddy, ruddy.19@osu.edu

  • Accelerator Awards

    • Pre-proposals due March 3. The Accelerator Awards program, administered by the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship, provides funding to faculty and eligible staff for technology development to accelerate the advancement of Ohio State innovations into the marketplace, bridging the gap between academic research and market-ready technologies.

    • ​​​​​​More information

  • Simons Foundation funding for neuroscience collaborations to study brain function

  • 2023 President's Research Excellence (PRE) Catalyst + Accelerator grants:
    • PRE grants support cross- and interdisciplinary teams to pursue large-scale, high-impact research that addresses important challenges. The PRE program is now accepting proposals for the 2023 cycle.
    • Accelerator proposals are due on 05/05/23.
    • Learn more and apply for 2023 PRE awards

  • Neuroscience-related External Funding Opportunities
    • Please find attached below a list of related external funding opportunities with upcoming deadlines

Ongoing Opportunities:

  • Grant Opportunity - Department of Defense
    • Seeking proposals on a rolling basis through September 2027 for basic and applied research to support scientific study and experimentation directed toward advancing the state-of-the-art or increasing knowledge or understanding rather than focusing on development of a specific system or hardware solution. Research and development funded through this BAA are intended and expected to benefit and inform both military and civilian medical practice and knowledge.
    • More details here: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343725
  • FREE Open access 2022 publications in T&F journals
    • If you're a corresponding author affiliated with The Ohio State University, you can now choose to make your articles gold open access (OA) in Taylor & Francis Group journals without needing to pay an article publishing charge. More information

  • An 'invisible epidemic': Survivors of domestic violence on living with traumatic brain injury
    • Listen to NPR's OnPoint recording featuring Rachel Ramirez, Director of the Center on Partner-Inflicted Brain Injury and Eve Valera, PhD, Associate Professor Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital. Rachel and Eve have been CBI partners on numerous projects and continue to be advocates for domestic violence survivors who have suffered brain injuries.

  • Concussion Webcast
    • Andrew Sas, MD, PhD (Neurology) and Kevin Weber, MD, MHA (Neurology)

    • View Webcast: https://ccme.osu.edu/ and click on view webcasts on the bottom left corner of the home page. CME credit available if you are registered with CCME and complete post-test. You do not need to be registered to view webcast.

  • Update your Professional Headshot
    • Free, corporate portrait, appointments are not required. Photos will be taken on the second-floor sky-bridge between the Biomedical Research Tower and the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute. Once you enter the BRT from 12th Avenue, turn right at the first hallway and take the stairway to the second floor.

    • Questions? Wendy.Pramik@osumc.edu

NRI Funding Opportunities

Research Studies

Are you looking to get involved with research? Check out the wide variety of studies that are actively recruiting below! Please contact the respective teams with any questions/concerns.

The FASTER (Fitness, Aging, Stress, TBI Exposure Repository) Study

We are recruiting adults aged 18+ and we are collecting data on cognitive, physical, and mental health throughout aging. We are looking for individuals with and without prior head injuries. During the study, participants complete a variety of tasks across 4-5 appointments, including cognitive assessment, an MRI brain scan, fitness and body composition testing, a blood draw, and questions about mental and physical health, sleep, and fitness habits. Participants can be paid up to $260 for completing the study or receive a 3D life-size print of their brain.

Sports Retirement After Concussion

Researchers want to learn why youth athletes retire from contact sports after concussion(s) and the effects of this decision on the individual and the family. Youth athletes aged 14-22 who stopped playing contact sports due to prior concussion(s), and one parent, may be eligible for this study.

Brain IMPACT: Brain Infrared Modulation of Pathways for Aging, Cognition, and MovemenT

Want to see what your brain looks like? Participants will perform simple tasks while in an MRI to help researchers determine the effectiveness of a new, non-invasive brain stimulation. The Brain Infrared Modulation of Pathways for Aging, Cognition, and movemenT (Brain IMPACT) study is made possible by the President's Research Excellence (PRE) Catalyst Grant program.

Assessing the Influence of Equine Assisted Services (EAS)

This study is focused on assessing the influence of equine assisted services on the well-being of individuals who have experience trauma and the well-being of their equine partners. Check out the flyer below for more information:

Concussion Assessments in Virtual Environments

FLYER FOR "CAVE" STUDY

The purpose of this study is to determine how people recover following concussion and to determine why people have balance problems following concussion. We are recruiting participants with concussion as well as apparently healthy control participants without concussion. Each test session will last approximately 2 hours and you will be compensated $50 per session for transportation and time. During each test session, you will complete a brief concussion screening tool, which will ask about symptoms you are experiencing, an eye tracking test, and a balance and gait assessment in virtual reality. During the balance and gait assessment, we will place small reflective markers at various points on your body (using stickers). We will ask that you return to the lab for a total of three sessions for repeat testing.

Laying the Groundwork for Personalized Medicine in Aphasia Therapy: Genetic and Cognitive Predictors of Restorative Treatment Response

Picture Demonstrating Language Therapy

The Ohio State University Aphasia Laboratory is seeking participants for their current NIH-funded study. This study is mostly virtual and includes a free language therapy for people with post-stroke aphasia (language impairments following brain injury). We are currently looking for people who meet the following criteria:

- Between 18-75

- No contraindications for an MRI

- Native English speaker

- Has had a single left-hemisphere stroke

Please contact us by phone (614) 247-1982, email us at aphasialab@osu.edu, or complete an interest form on our website (https://u.osu.edu/aphasialab/contact-us/).

Implementation of Traumatic Brain Injury Screening in Behavioral Healthcare Organizations

We are seeking licensed behavioral health providers in the United States (e.g., psychologists, social workers, counselors) who are currently working with clients in behavioral healthcare settings to participate in this NIH study. You will watch a 30-minute video on how to screen for TBI using the Ohio State University TBI Identification Method (OSU TBI-ID), and then complete a 15-minute survey pertaining to your attitudes toward and intentions to screen for TBI over the next month. You are not required to use this screening method should you choose to participate in this study. Providers will receive 1 Free CEU for participation and be entered into a raffle to win a gift card. If you are a behavioral health provider who is interested in this study, please contact Kathryn A. Coxe at coxe.6@osu.edu. Please pass along to friends or colleagues who might be interested in participating!

Using Virtual Technologies to Prevent Injuries in Adolescents with TBI/ABI

We are inviting adolescents (12-17 yrs.) with acquired brain injury (ABI) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI), and parents/caregivers of adolescents with ABI/TBI to participate in a qualitative research study about improving home safety and innovative technology for adolescents with ABI/TBI. You will participate in an individual interview or focus group with other adolescents or parents/caregivers and you will be asked to share your experiences and perspectives with home safety, answer researcher questions, and try a virtual simulation game. Your participation in this study is voluntary. This study will occur over a video conference software or in-person at your convenience. The time commitment will be about 2 hours total over 1 or 2 sessions. A $50.00 gift card will be provided. Please contact Sarah Anderson (sarah.anderson@osumc.edu, 610-737-4187) to see if you are eligible to participate and to schedule your session! Please pass along to friends or colleagues who might be interested in participating.

Open Positions & Job Postings

Hiroki Taniguchi, PhD - Postdoctoral Position

​A postdoctoral position is available working in the laboratory of Hiroki Taniguchi Ph.D., an associate professor at OSU. Our research focus is on understanding the mechanisms underlying development and structural plasticity of cortical inhibitory circuits as well as the relationship between structural remodeling of cortical interneurons and brain disorders caused by injury or cancer. To address these questions, we employ mouse genetics, molecular biology, virology, genomics, imaging techniques, and behavioral analysis. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who have experiences in mouse genetics, mouse behavior, two-photon imaging, electrophysiology, RNA-sequencing/analysis, and cancer biology.

  • References
    • Taniguchi et al.,Neuron, 2011
    • Taniguchi et al.,Science, 2013
    • Taniguchi et al.,Front. Cell. Neurosci, 2014
    • Steinecke et al., eNeuro, 2017
    • Yetman et al., Nature Neuroscience, 2019
    • Steinecke et al., Cell Reports, 2019
    • Hayano et al., Science Advances, 2021.
  • Application and required documents
    • Complete CV including a publication list, experimental skills and contact information on 3 reference persons
    • Description of current and previous research summary (1-2 page)
    • Description of the reason why you apply and what you want to do (1-2 page)
    • The documents should be sent to Hiroki Taniguchi, Ph.D.
    • Contact prior to application is welcome.
    • E-mail: hiroki.taniguchi@osumc.edu
Hiroki Taniguchi, PhD - Research Technician Position

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the laboratory of Hiroki Taniguchi at OSU. We study development and plasticity of inhibitory neuronal circuits, which play a key role in normal brain function. The employee will provide technical assistance in ongoing research in the lab and be responsible for the day-to-day managerial duties of the lab. The successful candidate must work well in a team environment and possess excellent communication, time management, and organizational skills.

  • BS/BA and 1-5 years lab experience or MS in Biology or related field.
    • Please include a curriculum vitae and names and addresses of three references in your application.
  • Provide interface between lab members and animal facility staff regarding animal husbandry, ordering and record-keeping
  • Order, receive, document and stock laboratory supplies, chemicals and equipment
  • Maintain sufficient inventory of materials, supplies and equipment for performance of duties
  • Prepare standard laboratory solutions and maintain chemical stocks
  • Prepare DNA plasmids
  • Perform standard DNA cloning
  • Perform animal surgeries, involving viral injections and in utero electroporation
  • Maintain mouse colonies
  • Determine genotypes using standard PCR techniques
  • Perform transcardial perfusions, brain sectioning, histological tissue processing, and immunostaining