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  Postdoctoral Position in

Designing and Managing Survey and Evaluation Research Projects
Temple University Institute for Survey Research


Temple University's Institute for Survey Research (ISR) is one of the oldest and most highly regarded academic units in the United States. Since its founding in 1967, ISR has made numerous research contributions to policy planning at local, state, and national levels through surveys using personal, telephone, mail, and Web-based interviews; program evaluations; and focus group research. The Institute has particular strength in fieldwork; achieving respectable response rates; and maintaining high data quality, even with difficult populations. ISR has worked previously with NIH, SAMHSA, MDRC, local non-profits, and many academic institutions, including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Johns Hopkins University, Tufts University, and the University of Texas.

 The successful candidate will play a key role in achieving the Institute’s objective of effecting growth and continuing a national presence in survey and evaluation research. The postdoctoral fellow will support and foster an environment that encourages research collaborations with university faculty members, researchers at other institutions, and those in the public and private not-for-profit sectors. S/he will support the Institute’s commitment to the submission of grants to federal agencies and other entities. The successful candidate will report to the Director and work with the Director of Operations to help design, develop, and manage funded research projects. S/he may supervise project staff, provide academic training to classes and support staff, and have responsibility for the preparation of all study-related presentations and reports. This individual will be expected to establish solid relationships with internal and external investigators and, in collaboration with the Director of Operations, ensure that all projects are completed on time and within budget. The postdoctoral fellow will oversee the University’s Social Science Data Library, which consists of a few local data resources; act as liaison to the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR); and provide outreach to students and faculty at the University. ISR is currently seeking a postdoctoral fellow to fill a position for one year, renewable for up to three years upon review. The position has the potential to evolve into an Associate Director position.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in survey methodology preferably, although candidates will be considered who have a Ph.D. in other social science disciplines, statistics, public health, education, and other survey-related fields, with prior experience. Required skills include:

  • Advanced survey methods, quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, and demonstrated ability to manage and analyze large data sets.
  • Knowledge of statistics, study design, and program evaluation.
  • Grant preparation and writing skills for large-scale survey studies.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Effective collaboration skills. 

These skills are also preferred:

  • Complex survey design and weighting.
  • Proficiency in SPSS, SAS, STATA, SUDAAN, NVivo, or AtlasTi, or other major statistical software, such as R, SPlus, or MPlus.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience forecasting and adhering to a project budget and timeline.

Please email a letter of interest and CV to Heidi E. Grunwald, Ph.D., Managing Director, at For questions related to the posting, call 215-204-2217.

Temple University Institute for Survey Research is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.


Posted 2.11.14


  Postdoctoral Position in

Quantitative Analytical Support for Public Health Law Research
Temple University Beasley School of Law


The National Program Office (NPO) for Public Health Law Research (PHLR), a nationally recognized program sponsored by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the evaluation of the health impact of laws and legal practices, seeks a postdoctoral fellow who will provide quantitative analytical support to the PHLR team. The successful candidate holds a Ph.D. with significant experience in quantitative methods and law/health policy or a J.D. with strong quantitative and health policy research skills. The individual will produce empirical papers using the quantitative legal data currently on and provide literature and systematic review support for journal publications, white papers, and grant submissions. This person will become a full member of the NPO for PHLR at the Temple University Beasley School of Law for a period of two years. PHLR staff and affiliated scholars will mentor this person in public health law research methods and provide networking opportunities with leaders in the field of public health law research. The postdoctoral fellow will be required to attend the PHLR Annual Meeting each year.

The essential functions of this position include performing quantitative analyses; learning methods specifically related to PHLR; writing scholarly publications in the fields of law and public health; preparing abstracts and presentations for local, state, and national scientific meetings; demonstrating in-depth technical knowledge and experience with law and public health; supporting PHLR leadership with preparation of grants and manuscripts; and traveling to make presentations. The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Leadership and the ability to collaborate with faculty and staff in academic research and policy analysis on public health law issues.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of external stakeholders and staff.
  • Outstanding quantitative research and writing skills.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, and quantitative software such as SAS, SPSS, or STATA.

Candidates should reply to Heidi Grunwald, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Public Health Law Research, Beasley School of Law, at or 215-204-2217.

Temple University Beasley School of Law is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.


Posted 12.9.13


  Postdoctoral Position in

Semantic Memory and Language Learning in Alzheimer’s Disease and Frontotemporal Degeneration
Temple University College of Health Professions and Social Work


A postdoctoral research fellowship position funded by a grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIH/NIDCD) will entail assisting with the design, implementation, and execution of research studies within the Memory, Concepts, and Cognition Laboratory at Temple University. The focus of the lab’s research is human semantic memory and language learning in neurodegenerative conditions (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, Frontotemporal Degeneration). These topics are investigated using a variety of behavioral and physiological measures (e.g., eyetracking, neuroimaging). For more information, visit

The postdoctoral fellow will assist with all aspects of the lab's research as well as develop her/his own unique research platform. Responsibilities will include preparing both manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations; assisting with recruitment, coordination, and implementation of grant-funded projects; and performing statistical analyses of data. The successful candidate will demonstrate these skills:

  • Statistical aptitude and writing ability as evidenced by successful publication in quality peer-reviewed journals.
  • Computer proficiency (SPSS or R, MS Office, Eprime, Visual Basic).
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Aptitude for working with patients.
  • Doctoral training in language and cognitive and/or clinical neuroscience.
  • Aptitude with neurophysiological and/or psycholinguistic measurement, including neuroimaging, eyetracking, reaction time experiments, and patient-based cognitive neuroscience.

This postdoctoral research fellowship position is to start on February 1, 2014. Candidates should send a CV, a research statement, copies of three representative publications, and three references to Jamie Reilly, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, at

Temple University College of Health Professions and Social Work is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.


Posted 12.4.13


  Postdoctoral Position in

Development of Neuroimaging Biomarkers Based on DTI in Spinal Cord
Temple University Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center


A new position is open for a postdoctoral fellow at the Temple University Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center in the Department of Radiology for the duration of one to two years. The candidate will primarily work on an NIH-funded study on the development of neuroimaging biomarkers based on DTI in spinal cord using novel imaging techniques. S/he will also have the opportunity to explore her/his own independent scientific interests on 3T and 7T (animal) scanners. Recent Ph.D. graduates in Physics, Biomedical Sciences, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related fields with MRI experience are encouraged to apply. Significant knowledge in neuroimaging, particularly in diffusion imaging, and programming experience in Matlab, C/C++ are desired.

Interested candidates should contact Feroze B. Mohamed, Ph.D., at

Temple University School of Medicine is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.


Posted 8.23.13
Updated 9.25.13