Quantitative Analytical Support Needed for Public Health Law Research

The National Program Office (NPO) for Public Health Law Research (PHLR), a nationally recognized program sponsored by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the evaluation of the health impact of laws and legal practices, seeks a postdoctoral fellow who will provide quantitative analytical support to the PHLR team. The successful candidate holds a Ph.D. with significant experience in quantitative methods and law/health policy or a J.D. with strong quantitative and health policy research skills. The individual will produce empirical papers using the quantitative legal data currently on LawAltas.org and provide literature and systematic review support for journal publications, white papers, and grant submissions. This person will become a full member of the NPO for PHLR at the Temple University Beasley School of Law for a period of two years. PHLR staff and affiliated scholars will mentor this person in public health law research methods and provide networking opportunities with leaders in the field of public health law research. The postdoctoral fellow will be required to attend the PHLR Annual Meeting each year.

The essential functions of this position include performing quantitative analyses; learning methods specifically related to PHLR; writing scholarly publications in the fields of law and public health; preparing abstracts and presentations for local, state, and national scientific meetings; demonstrating in-depth technical knowledge and experience with law and public health; supporting PHLR leadership with preparation of grants and manuscripts; and traveling to make presentations. The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Leadership and the ability to collaborate with faculty and staff in academic research and policy analysis on public health law issues.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of external stakeholders and staff.
  • Outstanding quantitative research and writing skills.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, and quantitative software such as SAS, SPSS, or STATA.

Candidates should reply to Heidi Grunwald, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Public Health Law Research, Beasley School of Law, at grunwald@temple.edu or 215-204-2217.