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Post-Doc in English/Spanish Early Language Intervention Grant: Temple University Infant & Child Lab
Temple University College of Public Health

Date Posted Mar. 11, 2019
Title Post-Doc in English/Spanish Early Language Intervention Grant: Temple University Infant & Child Lab
University Temple University College of Public Health
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Department Communication Sciences and Disorders
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Communications Disorders

The Temple University Infant and Child Laboratory at Ambler is seeking a post-doctoral fellow who will be coordinating a project in collaboration with the Temple Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Maternity Care Coalition, Department of Pediatrics at Temple Health, University of Delaware, and Rutgers University-Camden. This project will involve 1) designing a Spanish version of our existing Duet early language intervention modules and 2) piloting the English and Spanish modules with families and their children under three in low-income households using a light-touch, remote delivery intervention model.

The position has a 1-year minimum, with the possibility of extending to 2 years.

As the project coordinator, the post-doctoral fellow will be expected to participate at all levels of the project. The responsibilities may include:

  • Managing day-to-day project activities,
  • Stimuli design and creation,
  • Data collection in Philadelphia,
  • Training and supervision of undergraduate and graduate RAs and other project staff
  • Training, coaching and leading a group of interventionists and data collectors
  • Data coding and analysis,
  • Write-up and dissemination of results for internal reports and peer-reviewed publications,
  • Presentation of findings in national and international conferences,
  • Research grants administration and accounting
    Required qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology, Education, Linguistics or related field
  • Experience working with young children in research/preschool settings
  • Computer skills and proficiency with MS Office, Excel
  • Spanish fluency (e.g., the ability to administer standardized assessments, conduct interviews, and code parent-child interaction data in Spanish)
  • Proficiency with SPSS, SAS, and/or R
  • Ability to drive to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation
    Preferred qualifications:
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, writing, and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population of participants

To apply, please send a letter of interest detailing your expertise, your current CV, and contact information for three references to Jelani R. Medford, Research Associate, at

  • 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

  • Jelani Medford
    Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Temple University College of Public Health
    Philadelphia, PA 19122


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