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Research Scientist
Temple University College of Public Health

Date Posted Jan. 29, 2019
Title Research Scientist
University Temple University College of Public Health
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Department Public Health
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Health Sciences - General

This is an exciting time for the College of Public Health at Temple University. We are experiencing unprecedented growth in our educational and research programs, and the University’s rankings are rapidly climbing.

The College of Public Health invites applications for a Research Scientist position in the area of mental health and rehabilitation. Tasks and responsibilities would include: writing research publications and grant proposals in partnership with investigators in the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion (the Center), assistance in overseeing Center studies, data analysis and management, providing training and technical assistance related to Center activities, and other similar undertakings associated with having a productive and successful research career. Examples of research areas of interest to the Center includes: 1) Peer support; 2) Interventions that promote community participation of adults with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, major depression, or PTSD (e.g., work, housing, education, leisure/recreation, spirituality, transportation); 3) Translational research that examines strategies for enhancing the uptake of evidence-based practices in community mental health settings; 4) Research that examines the relationship between participation and cognitive functioning, symptoms, recovery, or wellness; and 5) Research that examines environmental factors that may affect community participation, cognitive functioning, or other mental health outcomes. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in psychology, psychiatric rehabilitation, social work/welfare, public health, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, sociology, or other relevant discipline and at least 4 years of related experience in the adult mental health field that is applicable to psychiatric rehabilitation. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:
*Expertise with adults with serious mental illnesses.
*Demonstrated ability to operate all standard office equipment and software including MS office.
*Demonstrated background or interest in expanding their research experience with this population in the area of psychiatric rehabilitation.
*Excellent written and oral communication skills.
*Strong interpersonal communication skills with the ability to work with a diverse population, students, faculty, and staff.
*Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

*Doctoral degree in psychology, psychiatric rehabilitation, social work/welfare, public health, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, sociology, or other relevant discipline.

This position requires a background check.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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  • Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. People of color, women, veterans,
    and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Carol Tashjian
    Public Health
    Temple University College of Public Health
    Bell Building (TECH Center)
    1101 W. Montgomery Ave., 3rd Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19122


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