Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

News and Opportunities

The L’Orťal USA For Women in Science fellowship program honors female scientists at a critical stage in their careers with grants of $60,000 each. Since 2003, 70 postdoctoral women scientists have received over $3.5 million in grants.

Five exceptional female scientists looking to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM are now being sought. Candidates are selected from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences; technology, including computer science; engineering; and mathematics. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. and have started in their postdoctoral position by the application deadline.

Applications for the 2018 L’Orťal USA For Women in Science program are due by February 2, 2018. The application and more information can be found at www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience.

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Career Opportunities for Postdoctoral Fellows

Opportunities are currently available at Temple University in the:

  • College of Education (2)
  • Lewis Katz School of Medicine (7)
  • College of Public Health (1)
  • College of Science and Technology (1)

 

College of Education

http://education.temple.edu/

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

Science Education Research
Department of Teaching and Learning
Temple University College of Education

 

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education to collaborate on science education research. Under the direction of Dr. Doug Lombardi and Dr. Janelle M. Bailey, the individual will work on a project funded by the National Science Foundation. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Collecting data during classroom observations of teachers and students;
  • Aiding the project team in developing, implementing, and testing the scaffolds;
  • Performing qualitative and quantitative analyses of data;
  • Preparing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Developing conference presentations;
  • Collaborating in grant writing and securing external funding;
  • Assisting with coordination and implementation of grant-funded projects; and
  • Supervising activities performed by students on the project team.

The position will also provide the opportunity to conduct independent research and to collaborate with other College of Education faculty.

Candidates should hold a recent Ph.D. in science education, the learning sciences, educational psychology, or other related field. The successful candidate will also have:

  • Expertise in the field of research in classroom settings;
  • Ability to travel to different sites;
  • Experience working as part of a research and development team; and
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a diverse group of constituents.

Full health benefits are offered.

Interested candidates should send a current CV, the names of three references, and two representative publications to Doug Lombardi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, at doug.lombardi@temple.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to Dr. Lombardi via email or by calling 702-513-4415.

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

Posted 8.21.17

 

  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 Positions in

Innate Immunity and Chronic Lung Diseases
Center for Inflammation, Translational and Clinical Lung Research
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

 

Two positions are available for highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral researchers in their first or second year of training to study defective cross-talk between airway epithelial cells and lung macrophages that leads to inefficient clearing of inhaled pathogens and persistent lung inflammation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The successful candidates will help develop projects on:

  • Characterizing how epigenetic changes that occur due to chronic exposure to inflammatory milieu alter the repair program in airway stem cells; and
  • How airway epitheliums with altered structure and function respond to inhaled pathogens and affect the innate immune functions of lung macrophages.

The studies will be performed using airway stem cells and macrophages isolated from patients with COPD and healthy subjects, as well as an in vivo model of COPD.†The candidates will be expected to perform basic research studies, including developing protocols; designing, conducting, and interpreting experiments; collecting and analyzing research data; preparing talks, grants, and manuscripts for publication; critically searching and reading published literature; attending and presenting research results at local and national meetings; attending laboratory meetings; and perhaps training and supervising undergraduate and graduate students. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in studying the innate immunity of lungs as it relates to chronic lung diseases. Mentoring for career advancement is an important element of these positions.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, immunology, cell biology, or a related discipline. The skills and abilities listed below are also required:

  • Extensive experience in tissue culture, including working with primary cells, and BSL2;
  • Skills in basic molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, and immunology techniques, including PCR, Western blotting, ELISA, culturing bacteria, and microscopy;
  • Comfort with handling small rodents;
  • Experience in performing animal surgery; and
  • First authorship on at least one manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal.

Candidates with an understanding of lung infection and inflammation, as well as experience in flow cytometry and microarray data analysis, will be given preference.

The positions are open immediately, with a flexible start date. Interested candidates should send a cover letter to Dr. Uma Sajjan, Associate Professor of Physiology, in the Center for Inflammation, Translational and Clinical Lung Research at uma.sajjan@temple.edu. Please include a brief list of scientific accomplishments, 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 11.10.17


  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

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

Host-Bacteria Interactions and Immune Response to Bacteria
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

 

The laboratory of Dr. «agla TŁkel in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology within the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellow.†The position is open to those interested in understanding the fundamental mechanisms of host-bacteria interactions and the innate immune response to bacteria.

The successful candidate will study the mechanisms by which the pathogenic bacteria interact with the mucosal surfaces to cause disease and how bacterial infections may promote autoimmune disease. The TŁkel laboratory is specifically interested in bacterial biofilms and the amyloid (curli) proteins expressed within the extracellular matrix of biofilms. Scientists in the lab recently showed that infections with curli-expressing bacteria or systemic exposure to purified curli/DNA complexes trigger the generation of the pathogenic type I interferon response and production of anti-double stranded DNA/anti-chromatin autoantibodies, hallmarks of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

The position requires the postdoctoral fellow to have earned a Ph.D. or M.D. and to be experienced in autoimmune disease models of mice. B cell expertise and technical expertise in flow cytometry are also preferred.

Interested candidates should email their interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references to «agla TŁkel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, at ctukel@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 10.6.17


  Postdoctoral Position(s) in

Molecular/Cellular Biology/Physiology
Center for Translational Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

 

The laboratory of Dr. Raj Kishore at the Center for Translational Medicine in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is seeking applications for postdoctoral fellow(s) for NIH-funded projects.†Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or M.D. in molecular/cellular biology/physiology. In particular, applicants should have expertise in stem/progenitor cell biology; exosomes; and myocardial physiological models, including myocardial infarction, ischemia reperfusion models, and mammalian cell cultures.

Additional expectations are that candidates have training and knowledge in basic molecular techniques/tools, demonstrated productivity, the ability to collaborate, and strong communication and computer skills. They should also be self-motivated, results-focused, and team-oriented, with excellent attention to detail.

Interested candidates should email their interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references to Raj Kishore, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Stem Cell Therapy Program at the Center for Translational Medicine, at raj.kishore@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 9.5.17


  Postdoctoral Position in

Cardiac Muscle Growth and Cardiomyocyte Proliferation
Department of Pharmacology
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

 

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Department of Pharmacology in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine to study cardiac muscle growth and cardiomyocyte proliferation. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently to develop and drive her/his own research ideas. The environment is team-based and offers the advantage of various resources being available to the group.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, as well the names and contact information for three references, by email to Ying Tian, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, 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 6.19.17


  Postdoctoral Position in

Translational Research in Oxidative Lung Injury
Department of Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

 

A postdoctoral position in translational research is available in the laboratory of Beata Kosmider in the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine. The goal of the study is to explore the mechanisms involved in oxidative lung injury induced by environmental factors and in emphysema.

The successful candidate should have recently earned a Ph.D. and have a background in redox biology, biochemistry, or molecular biology. The postdoctoral fellow will develop and execute experimental procedures, interpret experiments, present results at scientific conferences, and prepare manuscripts for publication. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team is expected.

To apply, please email a current CV along with contact information for three references to Dr. Beata Kosmider at beata.kosmider@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 3.15.17


  Postdoctoral Position in

Stem Cells and Cardiac Regeneration
Center for Metabolic Disease Research
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

 

A position for a postdoctoral research scientist is available in the Stem Cell Biology and Cardiac Regeneration Laboratory of Mohsin Khan in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine’s Center for Metabolic Disease Research. The laboratory conducts research in the field of stem cells and cardiac regeneration with the goal of identifying physiological mechanisms and cellular signaling pathways that regulate adult stem cell function under diseased and aged conditions. Using different stem cell models, the aim is to characterize basic cellular properties and develop an exosome-based translational approach for myocardial repair. Lab members have access to state-of-the-art molecular biology, mouse physiology, metabolism, and imaging facilities in the Department of Physiology and the Center for Metabolic Disease Research.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related discipline with at least four years of lab experience that includes hands-on experience with animals, RNA/DNA isolation, qPCR, cell culture, and statistics. Strong documentation skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment are essential. In addition, the successful candidate must be self-motivated and have the ability to:

  • Communicate both orally and in writing with staff and professional colleagues, and
  • Create innovative ideas and perform experiments to address them.

The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for:

  • Engaging in primary molecular biological assays in vitro and in vivo, such as animal studies, tissue culture, qRT-PCR, immunoblotting, metabolic parameters analysis, cell transfection, and molecular cloning;
  • Designing and performing experiments, analyses, data interpretation, and presentations;
  • Writing manuscripts and grants; and
  • Interacting with senior and junior members of the Center, as well as graduate and undergraduate students.

To apply, please address a cover letter describing your research experience and your interest in the relevant research work to Dr. Mohsin Khan, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Center for Metabolic Disease Research. The cover letter, your current CV, and a list of three references that includes the candidate’s doctoral supervisor should be sent electronically to Dr. Khan at mohsin.khan@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 2.21.17

 

College of Public Health

https://cph.temple.edu/

 

  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

Design/Construction of High-Precision MOTRIMS Spectrometer System
Department of Physics
Temple University College of Science and Technology

 

The Physics Department at Temple University seeks a postdoctoral researcher for the HUNTER experiment funded by the W. M. Keck Foundation. Temple University is located in Philadelphia, thenation's first World Heritage City in the United States, where great food, a robust cultural scene, and a proud heritage abound.

The successful applicant will play a leading role in the design and construction of a high-precision MOTRIMS spectrometer system.†Strong experience in experimental science is required, including design and construction of UHV equipment utilizing high-precision electromagnetic fields (such as COLTRIMS/MOTRIMS or accelerator beamline elements and instrumentation).†

HUNTER (Heavy Unseen Neutrinos by Total Energy-momentum Reconstruction) is a sensitive search for keV-mass sterile neutrinos. We will observe K-capture decays from radioactive nuclei in a laser atom-trap and measure the decay products with high precision using MOTRIMS and scintillation spectrometers. A description of the experiment concept is found at https://arxiv.org/abs/1607.06876.

The start date is tentatively set for December 2017, for a one-year term, with the possibility of renewal.

To apply, please forward a current CV, research statement, and list of three references to C. J. Martoff, Professor of Physics, at cmartoff@gmail.com.

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 8.31.17