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Postdoctoral Fellow Research Associate
Temple University College of Public Health

Date Posted Mar. 31, 2021
Title Postdoctoral Fellow Research Associate
University Temple University College of Public Health
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Department Social and Behavioral Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
    Research Scientist/Associate
  • Sociology - General
    Psychology - General
    Social Sciences - General

Postdoctoral Fellow Research Associate

This is an exciting time for the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion (Temple University Collaborative) and the Temple University College of Public Health. We are experiencing unprecedented growth in research activities and impact locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

The Temple University Collaborative ( receives funding from the National Institute on Disabilities, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research to further knowledge development and advances in the promotion of independent living and participation of individuals with serious mental illnesses. Center investigators include an interdisciplinary group of investigators in psychology, recreational therapy, occupational therapy, social work, and other disciplines. Our research aims to: 1) Identify the outcomes of community participation (e.g., employment, education, leisure and recreation, parenting, intimate relationships, etc.), such as enhanced neurocognition and physical activity and decreased loneliness and social isolation; 2) Identify factors that influence community participation, especially environmental factors; and 3) Develop and test interventions aimed at enhancing community participation.

The Postdoctoral Fellow Research Associate will work closely with the Center director, Dr. Mark Salzer, and associated faculty to further enhance their research skills and experience in this area while assisting in carrying out Center research activities. Tasks and responsibilities will include writing research publications and grant proposals in partnership with Center faculty, assistance in overseeing Center research, and other similar undertakings associated with developing a productive and successful research career in this area. The candidate will also perform other duties as assigned. Previous individuals in this position have published extensively and accepted faculty positions at top universities to continue their research in this important area.

Required Education and Experience:
*Doctoral degree in psychology, sociology, public health, social work, recreational therapy, occupational therapy, psychiatric rehabilitation, or in highly related disciplines,
*Evidence of significant experience in adult mental health research in areas related to the work done at the Temple University Collaborative.

Required Skills and Abilities:
*Experience working with adults with serious mental illnesses.
*Experience conducting research
*Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
*Ability to work with a diverse populations, students, faculty, and staff.
*Ability to operate all standard office equipment and software including MS office.

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.

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Contact Information

  • Mark Salzer
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Temple University TU Collaborative
    1700 N. Broad
    Suite 313
    Philadelphia, PA 19122


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