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Implementation Science and Global Health Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Posted Date
Sep 2, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education
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Full Time
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Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Department of Kinesiology in the Temple University College of Public Health is excited to announce the availability of a post-doctoral research fellowship position in implementation science and global health. We seek candidates whose research interests are focused on physical activity promotion and chronic disease prevention through the establishment of clinic-community linkages. The primary responsibility of the post-doctoral fellow will be to work with the principal investigator to complete ongoing projects and develop future research initiatives.

Description of Post-Doctoral Fellowship

This fellowship provides mentored training and an opportunity to collaborate with dynamic, federally funded faculty in the Temple College of Public Health on a wide range of projects. Specific activities within the fellowship will be co-designed to meet the training and research needs of the fellow and the principal investigator, respectively. In general, this fellowship will provide early career investigators with the opportunity to:

  • Participate in a diverse array of research projects, including collaborating on ongoing projects and related activities and analyzing existing data.
  • Receive training and applied experience in implementation science in connecting individuals to evidence-based physical activity and chronic disease prevention programs.
  • Identify barriers and facilitators for enhancing provider utilization and patient engagement in clinic-community linkages.
  • Develop tools and test implementation strategies that improve our understand of referral schemes/networks.
  • Author/co-author multiple manuscripts related to promoting physical activity and healthy eating promotion through the healthcare sector.
  • Learn the art of grant writing and receive mentorship in developing a research agenda.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conducting literature reviews, synthesizing scientific content, and writing articles for scientific journals.
  • Performing and interpreting quantitative and/or qualitative data analyses.
  • Contributing to scientific manuscripts, reports, and presentations.
  • Leading or assisting with the planning and execution of scientific workshops, sessions, meetings, and webinars.
  • Coordinating project activities, including working a diverse range of national and international stakeholders and community partners.
  • Assisting in the preparation of federal, state and foundation grant applications.
  • Co-supervising undergraduate- and graduate-level trainees.

The fellow will also be encouraged to develop their own project(s), participate in national training programs, and will receive support to travel to national scientific conferences to present research results as relevant.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Completion of a PhD or terminal degree in implementation science, public health, physical activity/kinesiology/exercise science or a related field.
  • Excellent writing skills, strong training in applied research, and experience with project coordination.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Comfort collaborating with a range of professionals from other fields, cultures, and nationalities.
  • Desire to gain training and expertise in implementation science and global health.
  • Candidates whose doctoral dissertation focused on intervention development and/or implementation and program evaluation are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Training in physical activity, obesity, and/or chronic diseases.
  • Experience with program evaluation and implementation of evidence-based interventions. 
  • Applied experience and/or working knowledge of implementation science frameworks or methodologies.
  • Training and experience conducting qualitative analyses.
  • Experience using online database systems and/or survey tools.

Interested applicants should submit the following to Dr. Mark Stoutenberg (

  • A cover letter describing professional background, research interests, career development goals, and interest in this position;
  • Curriculum vitae (CV);
  • Reprints of three publications or other scholarly writing; and
  • A minimum of three references (referees will not be contact without permission of the applicant)

Anticipated Start Date: September 15, 2022 (date negotiable)

Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. While we aim to fill this position quickly, we will prioritize fit with research projects over preferred start date. The postdoctoral employee position is renewable for a second year, contingent on satisfactory performance. The position comes with a competitive salary, benefits, and support for training-related expenses, including courses in implementation science.

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