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  Postdoctoral Position in

Health Communication and Decision Making
Temple University College of Public Health


The Temple University College of Public Health announces the availability of a postdoctoral research fellowship position in the area of health communication and decision making with one of the premiere researchers in this area of research. The primary responsibility of the postdoctoral fellow will be to work with investigators on current data and the development of future research initiatives. The fellowship will provide exceptional mentored training with an opportunity to collaborate with a dynamic, federally funded, multidisciplinary team of investigators on projects ranging from health disparities and communication barriers in cancer care; to communication interventions in the donation of transplantable tissues and organs; to the development of communication interventions to facilitate living donation for dialysis patients. The fellowship offers many opportunities for authorship, learning the art of grant writing, and development of a research agenda. Support will be available for conference travel and other training experiences.

The position is for an appointment of up to two years, with a flexible start date, competitive salary, excellent resources for career development, and liberal benefits. Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in public health, a behavioral or social science, health communication, or a related discipline. Applicants should have excellent writing and quantitative methods skills coupled with strong training in applied research.

Interested candidates should address a cover letter describing their research experience and training, as well as their interest in the relevant research areas, to Laura A. Siminoff, Ph.D., Dean, College of Public Health, Temple University. The cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a list of three references should be sent electronically to Natasha de Luna, Executive Assistant to the Dean, at

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


Posted 11.21.14


  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 training in law/health policy, or a J.D., with strong training in empirical public health. At least three years' related experience in legal research and public health is desired, but an equivalent combination of education and empirical research experience may be considered.

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 215-204-2215.

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


Reposted 7.18.14


  Postdoctoral Position in

Regenerative Dentistry
Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry


A postdoctoral research fellowship opportunity is immediately available in the Regenerative Dentistry Laboratory at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. The successful candidate will work in a highly collaborative research environment focused on the regeneration of tooth tissues and bone by tissue engineering. The position will involve studying the molecular and cellular biology of stem cells and biomaterial scaffolds using both in vitro and in vivo models.  

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree with a strong background in cell biology, biomedical sciences, or bioengineering. The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Proven knowledge and strong skills in the field of stem cell and bioengineering.

  • Expertise in tissue engineering, cellular biology, histology techniques, and animal experiments.

  • A productive track record and lead-author publications.

In addition, candidates should be self-motivated, dedicated, creative, and capable of working in a multidisciplinary environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

Candidates should submit an updated CV or NIH biosketch, a one-page personal statement, and three references to:

Maobin Yang, D.D.S., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Endodontology
Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry
3223 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Dr. Yang can also be reached at or 215-707-5789.

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


Posted 7.7.14


  Postdoctoral Position in

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


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 Public Health is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.


Posted 12.4.13