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Postdoctoral Fellowship
Temple University

Date Posted May 26, 2020
Title Postdoctoral Fellowship
University Temple University More About This Institution...
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Department Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health More About This Department...
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Flexible start date
  • Post-Doc
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Immunology & Infectious Diseases
    Health Services/Research & Policy
    Health Sciences - General

Temple University College of Public Health announces a Postdoctoral Scholar position for a quantitative methodologist working in the following areas: infectious disease and social epidemiology, network science, spatial analyses, and computational modeling/simulation. The substantive focus will be on HIV and substance use disorders.

The position is under the direct supervision of Dr. Abby Rudolph PhD, MPH in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the College of Public Health at Temple University, an urban, research-intensive R1 university located in Philadelphia, a city rich in history, culture and diversity. The position will include opportunities for publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts and presenting research findings at scientific meetings, grant writing, and developing an independent area of research. Analyses will focus on better understanding aspects of the social environment (i.e., people with who individuals interact with and the places where these interactions take place) influence disease transmission dynamics, risk behaviors and health outcomes (i.e., overdose, acute HIV infection), and health service use in both rural and urban settings.


  • Completion of a PhD (in a health-related field), DrPH, MD, DVM, DDS, or similar doctoral degree
  • Demonstrated strong quantitative analytic skills
  • Evidence of scientific articles published in collaboration with multidisciplinary research teams
  • A strong interest in publishing in the area of HIV and/or substance use disorders
  • Prior coursework in statistics, network analysis, and epidemiology
  • Experience with statistical software packages (e.g., SAS, STATA, R) to manage and analyze quantitative data
  • Ability to conduct descriptive and complex statistical analyses
  • Prior experience working with egocentric, sociometric, or dyadic data
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, demonstrated through the development of publications and delivery of presentations
  • Ability to work well independently, and as part of a team
  • Ability to handle confidential materials with discretion

This position will provide postdoctoral research training, funds for travel to conferences for research dissemination and professional development, and a competitive salary and benefits for one year, renewable for a second year upon satisfactory performance. The fellow will be expected to learn new research skills, conduct data analyses and/or computational modeling, participate in interdisciplinary team science, publish research findings, participate in grant writing, and develop an independent avenue of research.

Strong applicants will demonstrate evidence of scholarly potential that will make them competitive for tenure-track appointments at a research university. Interested candidates should send a CV, cover letter summarizing relevant training and research experiences, graduate transcript, two publications (or representative writing samples), and the names of 3 references to

  • 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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Contact Information

  • Abby Rudolph, PhD, MPH
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health
    Temple University
    Philadelphia, PA


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