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Career Opportunities for Postdoctoral Fellows

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

Impacts of Financial Aid on the Persistence of STEM Majors
HOPE Center for College, Community and Justice
Temple University College of Education

http://education.temple.edu/

 

A postdoctoral position investigating the impacts of financial aid on the persistence of STEM majors is being offered through a National Science Foundation grant. The postdoctoral researcher will work in collaboration with Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab and other project researchers to create original research focusing on the impacts of financial aid intervention on persistence, degree completion, and other related personal and social outcomes. Duties include:

  • Analyzing study data in collaboration with the principal investigator and other researchers at Temple University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Virginia;
  • Preparing reports for study partners and publications for peer-reviewed journals;
  • Cleaning study data in collaboration with researchers at Temple University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison;
  • Delivering presentations and seminars at national meetings and conferences; and
  • Collaborating with Sara Goldrick-Rab in grant writing and other fundraising efforts.

The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. in educational policy, sociology, 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 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

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

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

https://medicine.temple.edu/

 

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

Pediatric Obesity
Center for Obesity Research and Education
Temple University College of Public Health

http://cph.temple.edu/

 

The Center for Obesity Research and Education within Temple University’s College of Public Health announces the availability of a postdoctoral research fellowship position in the area of pediatric sleep and obesity risk, including early life risk factors for obesity. The primary responsibility of the postdoctoral fellow will be to work with investigators on several funded trials focused on experimental and behavioral changes in sleep, on obesity-related outcomes, as well as on the role of feeding interactions in toddler obesity risk. Specifically, the fellow will be involved in coordination and oversight of studies, delivery of intervention, and manuscript preparation and grant writing.

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in psychology, a behavioral or social science, or related discipline. Experience in clinical research, particularly in the delivery of behavioral interventions, and demonstration of productivity in research are strongly desired.

The appointment is for up to two years beginning in August 2017, but the start date is negotiable. A competitive salary, excellent resources for career development, and liberal benefits are offered. Support for conference travel will also be available.

Interested candidates should address a cover letter describing their research experience and training, as well as their interest in the relevant research area, to Chantelle N. Hart, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Research Scientist at the Center for Obesity Research and Education. The cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and a list of three references should be sent electronically to Dr. Hart at chantelle.hart@temple.edu.

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

 

Posted 4.21.17

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

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

https://medicine.temple.edu/

 

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

https://medicine.temple.edu/

 

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

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

Monocyte Biology and Immune Activation in HIV and SIV
Department of Neuroscience
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

https://medicine.temple.edu/

 

A postdoctoral position in monocyte biology and immune activation in HIV and SIV is available in the laboratory of Tricia Burdo in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine's Department of Neuroscience. The postdoctoral fellow will perform experiments in consultation and collaboration with Dr. Burdo, and then develop and run her/his own projects as s/he becomes more experienced and develops a better understanding of Dr. Burdo's research, which includes:

  • Examining the role of monocyte traffic, activation, and CNS and PNS pathology in the rhesus macaque SIV model of AIDS;
  • Identifying biomarkers of HIV infection and HIV comorbidities (HIV-associated neurological disorders and cardiovascular disease); and
  • Elucidating the relationship between monocyte activation, cardiometabolic risk in HIV-infected individuals, including sex-specific differences, and molecular mechanisms of persistent HIV-induced immune activation and inflammation, specifically ongoing monocyte/macrophage activation of HIV-related NP impairment despite virologic suppression.

The successful candidate has earned a Ph.D. with a speciality in immunology, virology, or neuroscience and has the ability to perform basic cell and molecular biology techniques such as cell culture, ELISAs, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, and qRT-PCR. The individual must be willing to work with human and rhesus blood and tissue products under BSL2 or BSL2+ conditions and have a:

  • Strong desire to learn about/study immunology and HIV pathogenesis, as well as areas in which s/he has no experience;
  • Strong, proactive work ethic and friendly, cooperative demeanor;
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and communicate data; and
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills.

The postdoctoral fellow will also be responsible for:

  • 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; and
  • Helping to maintain equipment and assist other lab members.

To apply, please email a current CV along with contact information for three references to Dr. Tricia Burdo 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 9.12.16

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

Biomarkers of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Department of Biology
Temple University College of Science and Technology

http://cst.temple.edu/

 

A postdoctoral position funded by the National Institutes of Health is immediately available in the Department of Biology at Temple University's College of Science and Technology. The postdoctoral fellow will study the transcriptional regulation of neuronal cell fate by ethanol.

Candidates should have a background in developmental biology, as well as experience in embryonic stem cells, cell culture, and RNA techniques. Additional experience in bioinformatics is preferred.

To apply, please forward a current CV, research statement, and a list of three references to Eleni Anni, Associate Research Professor, at eleni.anni@temple.edu.

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 3.23.16

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

AAV Vector Technology
Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

https://medicine.temple.edu/

 

The Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University announces a postdoctoral fellow position in molecular biology and virology. The primary responsibility of the postdoctoral fellow will be to independently perform a wide range of research functions based on agreed protocols and objectives in the study of the mechanism of AAV sector DNA stabilization in vivo and development of the next generation of AAV vector technology. The methods to be used include tissue culture, Western analysis, Southern analysis, various viral transfections, measurement of DNA degradation and stabilization, and in vivo experiments in various mouse models. The expected outcome will be to find new strategies to improve AAV vector transduction for human gene therapy and expand the applications for AAV vectors. Other duties include performing literary research and participating in the development of research protocols.

Candidates are required to hold an M.D. or Ph.D. in Biology and to have technical and theoretical knowledge of molecular biology and virology. Research experience in molecular biology and virology is strongly desired. In addition, the individual must have the ability to:

  • Work with potentially hazardous specimens;
  • Keep accurate records of research performed to NIH standards;
  • Supervise undergraduate students;
  • Interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff;
  • Demonstrate excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; and
  • Be organized and multi-task under a demanding work schedule.

Highly motivated applicants with a strong background in molecular biology and virology are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should address a cover letter describing their research experience and training, as well as their interest in the relevant resesarch area, to Weidong Xiao, Ph.D., Professor, Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. The cover letter, current CV, and a list of three references that includes the candidate's doctoral advisor should be sent electronically to Dr. Xiao at weidong.xiao@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 1.15.16