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Job ID: 132553

Post Doctoral Researcher
Drexel University

Date Posted Oct. 29, 2019
Title Post Doctoral Researcher
University Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Department School of Public Health
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Health Services/Research & Policy
    Community Health
    Health Sciences - General

About Drexel:
Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America’s 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia’s top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary:
The Department of Community Health and Prevention at the Dornsife School of Public Health and the Center for Science, Technology and Society (STS) in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in ethics focused on autism research.
The successful candidate will work under the joint supervision of Drs. Chloe Silverman (Associate Professor & Director, Center for STS) and Michael Yudell (Chair and Professor, Department of Community Health and Prevention and Director, Program for Public Health Ethics) on two projects related to autism and ethics, including a National Science Foundation funded project on "Ethical Autism Research Cultures and Community Engagement" and another project looking at the ethics of communicating autism research findings to the public.
This unique opportunity will allow a recent doctoral graduate the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary research environment between the School of Public Health and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Essential Functions:
Conducts weekly meetings with research team.
In collaboration with the research team, takes lead in deploying survey tools and participatory recruitment.
Data analysis, utilizing mixed methods tools.
Prepares manuscripts based on project data.
Prepares IRB updates and materials.
Engages in independent research. 

Required Qualifications:
PhD in Ethics, Public Health, the Social Sciences, History, STS, or related related area of study.
A minimum of 1 year transferable/related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ability to conduct mixed methods social science research, including qualitative interview and focus group design, development, and execution, textual analysis, and survey design and execution.
Ability and experience collecting and analyzing such data is a must.
General understanding of the field of autism research.
General understanding of bioethics and public health ethics.
Ability to work on a team of researchers that include faculty and students at all levels of training.

Physical Demands:
Typically sitting at a desk/table

University City

Additional Information:
This position is classified as exempt with a salary grade of I. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

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