Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

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Career Opportunities for Postdoctoral Fellows

Opportunities are currently available at Temple University in the:

  • College of Education (1)
  • Lewis Katz School of Medicine (6)
  • College of Public Health (2)
  • College of Science and Technology (3)

 

College of Education

http://education.temple.edu/

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

Financial Aid and Food and Housing Insecurity in Higher Education
HOPE Center for College, Community and Justice
Temple University College of Education

 

A postdoctoral position is currently available to work with the team at the HOPE Center for College, Community, and Justice, which will officially open in Fall 2018, in Temple University's College of Education. The postdoctoral fellow will work on projects related to financial aid and food and housing insecurity in higher education. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab and other project researchers to conduct externally funded projects, including a study of the impact of financial aid on STEM outcomes, a study of completion grants, and a study of campus food pantries. Duties include:

  • Cleaning, coding, and analyzing study data in collaboration with the principal investigator and other researchers;
  • Preparing reports for study partners and publications for peer-reviewed journals; and
  • Delivering presentations and seminars at national meetings and conferences.

The successful candidate holds a Ph.D. in educational policy, sociology, demography, public policy, or economics, preferably with an emphasis in education. The individual will also have:

  • 1 to 7+ years of research experience studying higher education;
  • Experience in presenting research orally and in writing to both practitioner and policy audiences;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • The ability to work both independently and in collaboration with a team; and
  • Experience seeking extramural funding.

It is also preferred that the applicant have experience working directly with public colleges and universities on research; experience working as part of a research team; and working knowledge of STATA or R software for conducting statistical analyses.

Interested candidates should address a cover letter describing their research experience and training, as well as their interest in the relevant research area, to Sara Goldrick-Rab, Ph.D., Professor. The cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and a list of three references should be sent electronically to cheryl.hornyak@temple.edu.

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

Posted 7.5.17
Updated 10.16.17


Lewis Katz School of Medicine

https://medicine.temple.edu/

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

Gene Therapy
Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

 

A position is available for a postdoctoral researcher in the Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. The successful candidate will work on gene therapy-related projects. S/he should have a good technical and theoretical knowledge and expertise in molecular biology, virology, and animal model study.

The postdoctoral researcher is responsible for performing a wide range of research functions based on agreed protocols and objectives. S/he will work on one or multiple projects, including study the mechanism of factor VIII secretion and inhibitor formation, develop the next generation of factor VIII molecules for gene delivery technology, study the mechanism of AAV vector transduction, develop the next generation of AAV vectors for human gene therapy, and develop new strategies for cardiovascular-related diseases or infectious diseases. The methods to be used include tissue culture, molecular biology, cell biology, and immunology procedures and in vivo experiments in various mouse models.The successful candidate will also perform literary research and participate in the development of research protocols.

Minimum requirements for the position include:

  • Hold an M.D. or Ph.D. in Biology;
  • Demonstrate an ability to supervise students at the undergraduate level;
  • Able to work with potential hazardous specimens;
  • Capable of keeping accurate records of research performed to NIH standards;
  • Able to operate standard office equipment and software, including MS Office;
  • Exhibit excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Able to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff;
  • Demonstrate organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks; and
  • Able to prioritize and focus on completion of tasks while under stress of a demanding work schedule.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter to Dr. Weidong Xiao, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, at weidong.xiao@temple.edu. Please include a statement of research interests, an updated curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer interested in recruiting diverse faculty and staff.

Posted 9.10.18


  Postdoctoral Position in

Monocyte Biology and Immune Activation During Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Department of Neuroscience
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

 

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the research laboratory of Dr. Tricia Burdo in the Department of Neuroscience at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Dr. Burdo studies monocyte biology and immune activation during human immunodeficiency virus. Her research interests include examining the role of monocyte traffic and activation in the peripheral and central nervous system in the rhesus macaque model of AIDS; identifying biomarkers of HIV infection and HIV comorbidities (HIV-associated neurological disorders and cardiovascular disease); and examining mechanisms of HIV-associated cardiovascular diseases and viral gene editing in large animal models.

With the research covering a number of different disciplines, candidates should have experience in immunology, virology, molecular biology, or neuroscience, as well as a strong desire to learn about the areas in which they are not experienced. Expertise in immunological, cell, and molecular biological techniques is also expected, along with the ability to collect, analyze, and communicate data. All experiments will be performed in consultation and collaboration with Dr. Burdo. Functions of the postdoctoral postion include, but are not limited to:

  • Running experiments and developing, adapting, and implementing novel research techniques;
  • Attending and presenting data at seminars, journal clubs, and domestic/international meetings;
  • Assisting in the preparation of grant proposals;
  • Preparing publications, abstracts, and oral/poster presentations;
  • Helping maintain equipment; and
  • Assisting other lab members.

Minimum requirements for the position include:

  • Completion of a Ph.D. with specialty in immunology, virology, neuroscience, or cardiology.
  • Willingness and ability to work with human and rhesus blood and tissue products under BSL2 or BSL2+ conditions.
  • Ability to perform basic cell and molecular biology techniques such as cell culture, ELISAs, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, and qRT-PCR.
  • Strong desire to learn about/study immunology and HIV pathogenesis.
  • Strong, proactive work ethic and friendly, cooperative demeanor.
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills.

The position offers salary consistent with NIH guidelines and a competitive benefits package. To apply, please send a letter of interest detailing your research experience and career goals, your current CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Tricia Burdo, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, at burdot@temple.edu.

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer interested in recruiting diverse faculty and staff.

Posted 8.27.18


  Postdoctoral Positions in

Metabolic Diseases
Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

 

Postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Ling Yang in the Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. The Yang laboratory combines genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, cellular biology, biochemistry, physiology, and CRISPR-mediated genome engineering to explore the complex regulatory networks of metabolic disorders and to translate findings into novel therapeutic approaches for treating metabolic disorders. Current research interests include long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and protein-coding genes in metabolic disorders, including but not limited to fatty liver diseases, dyslipidemia, and obesity; RNA or RNA-targeted therapies to treat metabolic disorders; and the multi-omics approach to dissecting the pathological process of metabolic disorders.

The following minimum education and skills are required for consideration:

  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, cellular biology, biochemistry, or related areas;
  • First authorship in high-quality publications;
  • Extensive experience in molecular biology and mouse models;
  • Extensive experience in metabolism, liver, or lncRNAs; and
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Experience in bioinformatics or computer science is a plus.

To apply, please send a letter of interest detailing your expertise, your current CV, and contact information for three references to Ling Yang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, at ling.yang@temple.edu. The details of our research can be found at https://medicine.temple.edu/ling-yang.

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer interested in recruiting diverse faculty and staff.

Posted 8.24.18


  Postdoctoral Position in

Cardiac Tissue Growth and Regenerative Medicine
Center for Translational Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

 

A postdoctoral fellow position is available at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in the Department of Pharmacology, Center for Translational Medicine. This position is in the lab of Ying Tian, Ph.D. The research project will focus on cardiac tissue growth and regenerative medicine.

The research being undertaken requires that the successful candidate be familiar with flow cytometry, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, and molecular cloning. Experience with mouse studies is also required. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in immunology, cellular and molecular biology, or a related field. A record of peer-reviewed publications is required as well.

Interested candidates should submit their application electronically and include a current curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and goals, and the names and contact information for three references. Application materials should be emailed to Ying Tian, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, at ying.tian@temple.edu.

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer interested in recruiting diverse faculty and staff.

Posted 5.15.18

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

Neurodegenerative Diseases
Alzheimer's Center at Temple
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

 

The Alzheimer’s Center at Temple in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated, creative, and passionate individual to work on neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and related dementias such as tauopathies. The successful candidate joins a highly active research program within the research center aimed at discovering molecular and cellular mechanisms relevant to neurodegeneration. The postdoctoral fellow will work toward development of independent scientific ideas and postdoctoral-appropriate grants (e.g., K award), with a long-term goal of independent investigator status.

Applicants should meet the following qualifications:

  • Hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree.
  • Have less than four years of postdoctoral experience.
  • Be interested in neurodegenerative diseases, with prior experience in Alzheimer’s diseases or related neurological disease research desired.
  • Show documented experience and skills in areas such as cell biology, biochemistry, molecular neurobiology, and behavioral studies.
  • Have a strong publication record with first authorship in high-quality publications and demonstrated independent writing skills.

Interested candidates should send a short cover letter describing their interest in the position and briefly stating research experience and career goals to Domenico Praticò, M.D., Director of the Alzheimer’s Center at Temple, at praticod@temple.edu. Please also include an updated curriculum vitae and contact information for two to three professional references. Questions can be directed to Dr. Praticò via email or by calling 215-707-9380.

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer interested in recruiting diverse faculty and staff.

Posted 1.31.18

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

Factor VIII Gene Therapy and AAV Vector for Human Gene Therapy
Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

 

The laboratory of Dr. Weidong Xiao in the Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center within the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellow. The position is open to those who have strong technical and theoretical knowledge and expertise in molecular biology, virology, and animal model study.

The successful candidate will be responsible for performing a wide range of research functions based on agreed protocols and objectives. The individual will study the mechanism of factor VIII secretion and develop the next generation of viral vectors for gene delivery technology. The methods to be used include tissue culture, molecular biology, cell biology, and immunology procedures and in vivo experiments in various mouse models. The expected outcome will be to find new strategies to improve factor VIII gene therapy and find new AAV vector for human gene therapy. The postdoctoral fellow will also perform literary research, participate in the development of research protocols, and perform other duties as assigned.

Applicants should hold an M.D. or Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry, or other related areas in the life sciences. These skills and abilities are also required:

  • Work with potentially hazardous specimens;
  • Keep accurate records of research performed to NIH standards;
  • Prioritize and focus on the completion of tasks while under stress of a demanding work schedule;
  • Interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff;
  • Supervise students at the undergraduate level;
  • Operate standard office equipment and software, including Microsoft Office; and
  • Possess excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter to Dr. Weidong Xiao, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, at wxiao@temple.edu. Please include a statement of research interests, an updated curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer interested in recruiting diverse faculty and staff.

Posted 11.8.17

 

College of Public Health

https://cph.temple.edu/

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

Epidemiology/Environmental Health
Water, Health and Applied Water Microbiology Lab (WHAM Lab)
Temple University College of Public Health

 

The Water, Health and Applied Water Microbiology Lab (WHAM Lab) housed in the Division of Environmental Health in the College of Public Health at Temple University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to help design and plan an environmental randomized controlled trial (RCT). Dr. Heather Murphy currently leads the WHAM Lab. She is a nationally recognized expert in waterborne diseases and has a vast amount of experience working in water and sanitation in both the United States and abroad. Areas of specific research growth include water and health issues associated with private wells, drinking water distribution systems, recreation in urban waterways, and water and sanitation issues in developing countries, with a focus on waterborne pathogens. Dr. Murphy currently has international projects in Uganda and Nepal, including a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant.

Candidates should be highly motivated with an interest in gaining hands-on experience in recruitment and planning of a large-scale complex RCT seeking to reduce gastrointestinal illnesses associated with the consumption of untreated private well water in rural Pennsylvania. Opportunities for capacity development in the collection and analysis of child stool samples and water samples for waterborne pathogens, as well as for grant writing and publishing, are available. The successful candidate will play an active role in the execution of an NIH-funded R34 planning grant for designing the RCT. S/he will engage with an advisory panel of experts from across the nation, including the EPA, the CDC, the USDA/USGS, and academic leaders in environmental epidemiology and waterborne diseases. The applicant will also contribute to the R01 proposal development to seek funding for the full trial.

The following qualifications must be met:

  • Hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, or related field;
  • Have experience working on research projects, specifically experience, training, or advanced coursework in RCT design and/or execution;
  • Demonstrate excellent written communication skills;
  • Have experience with quantitative analysis; and
  • Hold a driver's license.

These qualifications are also preferred:

  • Experience in environmental epidemiology,
  • Ability to effectively engage with multiple actors and community partners, and
  • Experience coordinating projects with various stakeholders.

The position is expected to start September 1, 2018 and last for a minimum of one year.

To apply, please send a cover letter that includes a statement of research interests and how the project aligns with past research experiences, a current CV, and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Heather Murphy at heather.murphy@temple.edu. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.

The College of Public Health is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community.

Posted 8.24.18

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

Cancer/Behavioral Epidemiology and Analyses
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Temple University College of Public Health

 

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the College of Public Health at Temple University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to specialize in behavioral aspects and related analyses of cancer prevention and control.

Candidates should be highly motivated with an interest in opportunities for publishing both methodological and applied research manuscripts as well as developing grant proposals with a goal toward becoming a successful independent researcher in cancer prevention and control. The successful candidate will have an active role in interdisciplinary studies in behavioral epidemiology.

Applicants should meet the following qualifications:

  • Hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, health behavior, or related field at the time of hire;
  • Have experience working on research projects;
  • Demonstrate excellent written communication skills through publications;
  • Have experience with quantitative analysis; and
  • Have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially with faculty and students.

Preference will be given to the candidate who can effectively engage in several funded research projects currently underway. Experience in cancer screening is also preferred.

The position is open immediately and the duration of the fellowship is expected to be two years. Interested candidates should send a cover letter to Dr. Resa M. Jones, Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Primary Member, Fox Chase Cancer Center, at resa.jones@temple.edu. Please include a statement of research interests, an updated curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled.

The College of Public Health is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community.

Posted 10.24.17


College of Science and Technology

http://cst.temple.edu/

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

Experimental Nuclear Physics
Department of Physics
Temple University College of Science and Technology

 

The Physics Department at Temple University invites applications for a postdoctoral associate position in the field of experimental nuclear physics. The Nuclear Physics Group seeks outstanding candidates to be involved in its Jefferson Lab (JLab) 12 GeV upgrade science program. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead upcoming experiments in Hall C related to threshold J/psi production, VCS, A1n, and d2n to completion. The candidate can also contribute to a variety of other projects as the group is currently focusing on future opportunities with SoLID in Hall A at JLab and at an electron-ion collider (EIC). Other activities of the group also involve an R&D effort toward new detector systems that will be used in a high luminosity and high acceptance environment as well as research activities within the CLAS12 collaboration at JLab.

A Ph.D. in nuclear or particle physics is required. To apply, please send a cover letter, a current CV, and a research statement to Nikolaos Sparveris, Assistant Professor of Physics, at sparveri@temple.edu. Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. Sparveris's email.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. The appointment is expected to start on January 1, 2019 with the postdoctoral associate working out of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, VA.

Temple University College of Science and Technology is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community (AA, EOE, m/f/d/v).

Posted 8.22.18


  Postdoctoral Positions in

Phylogenomics
Institute for Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine (iGEM)
Temple University College of Science and Technology

 

Multiple postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the computational laboratory of Dr. Sudhir Kumar in the Institute for Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine (iGEM) within the College of Science and Technology. iGEM provides an intellectually stimulating, sophisticated, and multi-dimensional research environment for young scientists.

Individuals with interest in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply for the postdoctoral positions:

  • Development of methods for estimating divergence times from multigene and genome-scale datasets
  • Empirical analysis of available large molecular datasets to test biological hypotheses related to species divergence times
  • Development of software for estimating divergence times and timetrees

It is advised that, prior to applying, applicants should survey our recent publications (e.g., #142, #146, #149, #151, #154, #156, #158, and #159) online at http://www.kumarlab.net/publications/all.

To apply, please forward a detailed current CV and a summary of research interests in a single PDF file to Sudhir Kumar at s.kumar@temple.edu. Priority will be given to applications received by January 15, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as long as funding is available. Contact Sudhir Kumar by email with questions regarding these positions.

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

Posted 12.22.17

 

  Postdoctoral Positions in

Tumor Evolution
Institute for Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine (iGEM)
Temple University College of Science and Technology

 

Multiple postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the computational laboratory of Dr. Sudhir Kumar in the Institute for Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine (iGEM) within the College of Science and Technology. iGEM provides an intellectually stimulating, sophisticated, and multi-dimensional research environment for young scientists. We also have collaborations with Fox Chase Cancer Center and other laboratories studying cancer evolution experimentally.

Individuals with expertise in molecular evolution and interest in somatic evolution of tumors are encouraged to apply. We are equally interested in applicants with expertise in cancer genomics and an interest in expanding their skills in evolutionary analysis. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of methods and tools for the analysis of data from bulk and single-cell sequencing of tumors. They will also analyze large tumor genome datasets to test biological hypotheses relating to the evolution, persistence, and adaptation of clones in tumors. This is a new research area with opportunities to make fundamental contributions with a strong potential for clinical relevancy. Applicants are encouraged to contact us directly to learn more about current and unpublished research in our laboratory.

To apply, please forward a detailed current CV and a summary of research interests in a single PDF file to Sudhir Kumar at s.kumar@temple.edu. Priority will be given to applications received by January 15, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as long as funding is available. Contact Sudhir Kumar by email with questions regarding these positions.

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

Posted 12.22.17