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Research Scientist, Center For Asian Health

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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The Center for Asian Health (CAH), Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is one of the first in the U.S. dedicated to reducing cancer and other health disparities in Asian American populations.  The Center's mission is to reduce health disparities and improve health equity among underserved Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and racial/ethnic minority populations through research, training, community engagement, dissemination, and clinical support for enhancing culturally and linguistically appropriate comprehensive health services.  

We invite applications for a full-time Research Scientist. We are seeking candidates with a background in public health and health disparities. The Research Scientist manages and supports federally funded CI/NIH/DHHS projects with a wide range of population- and community- based research and be expected to engage in writing and publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts and grant writing.

Responsibilities include: Coordinate and manage federally funded research projects related to minority health, health disparities, and community-based research among Asian American, Black/African American, and/or Latinx communities; coordinate with partners including community-based organizations, healthcare providers, government representatives on the development and conduct of health disparities research, including but not limited to topics of cancer and chronic disease, infectious disease. sexually transmitted infections, lifestyle behaviors/interventions, and social determinants of health; make significant contributions to scientific papers and serve a resource/ author/ co-author for reports and presentations; collaboratively and independently formulate and conduct research on cutting edge, unique and complex health disparities topics and assist to prepare grant proposals to obtain research funding; initiate, interpret, organize, execute, and coordinate research assignments critical to CAH’s mission; serve as task leader or provides support on work involving project design, data collection, data processing, and/or analysis and report or paper writing on assignments of moderate to high complexity.

Under the direction of the Center’s senior leadership, support the development of new programs of priorities; build and supervise quality assurance protocols for research program productivity, data management and analysis. Performs other duties as assigned

Required Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in public health or related disciplines, including but not limited to social or behavioral sciences, nursing, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, sociology, psychology, anthropology or exercise science with a minimum of 4 years relevant experiences, or a Master’s degree in a related field with 5 years of relevant experiences

Required Skills and Abilities:

*Strong analytic ability, verbal and written communication and organizational skills are required
*Strong understanding of health disparities research, including but not limited to topics of cancer and chronic disease, sexually transmitted infections, infectious disease, lifestyle behaviors/interventions, and social determinants of health
*Strong understanding of health disparities specifically related to underrepresented racial and ethnic minority populations 
*Working experience and knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods,  study design, data analysis and interpretation
*Proficiency in a statistical programming language, including but not limited to R, SAS, or Stata. 
*Ability to work independently
*Ability to develop research collaboratively
*Proficiency in working with diverse populations

This is a grant funded position.

Applicants may submit the following documents electronically to [email protected]:
*Cover letter
*Curriculum vita
*Names and contact information of 3 references

This position is temporarily assigned a hybrid work arrangement (on-campus and remote), the duration of this hybrid work arrangement is at the discretion of Temple University and the Department.

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.

In accordance with the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff, and contractors must be fully vaccinated before receiving authorization to work unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the University.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two (2) weeks following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University's vaccination or exemption requirement will be prohibited from working until proof of full vaccination or an exemption is requested and approved.  For more information, visit the University's Vaccines web page at

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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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)-Kresge Science Hall
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular


One of the nation’s top urban public research universities, Temple University is a dynamic workplace in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Founded in 1884 as a night school for the working-class men and women of North Philadelphia, for 130 years Temple has retained its core mission of being a beacon of educational opportunity to students of every background, while adding a national and global reputation as a leader in education, research and real-world oriented instruction.

With nearly 39,000 students and 290,000 living alumni, Temple has a major impact on its region and on Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. One in seven college graduates in the Philadelphia area holds a Temple degree, and the university is the 4th largest provider of professional education in the nation (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and podiatry). Temple offers 17 schools and colleges, 399 academic degree programs, 17 Division 1 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams, as well as nine campuses including international campuses in Italy and Rome.  

Like the students the university serves, Temple’s approximately 8,000 employees are hardworking, diverse and energized by the vibrant and supportive work environments across the university, all aligned towards advancing the teaching, research and service missions of Temple University.

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