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Research Scientist

Apply now Job no: 503172
Work type: Part-Time
Location: Hybrid/Flexible Work Arrangement
Categories: Drexel University, College of Engineering

Job Summary

Drexel University's Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a Research Scientist to assist in managing project and scientific research.

Extensive research has shown that inhalation exposure of particulate matter by building occupants can have impacts on human health, for instance due to their impacts on cardiovascular functioning (e.g., in the case of indoor particles of outdoor origin) or due their being pathogens (e.g., in the case of SARS-CoV-2 leading to COVID-19 disease transmission). This position will require an indoor air quality and CFD modeling specialist to develop simulation tools to predict the impact of UV disinfection on SARS-CoV-2 inactivation indoors.

The Research Scientist will officially work in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering and will be supervised by Dr. Michael Waring and Dr. Charles Haas.

Essential Functions

  • Assist in managing the progress of the projects
  • Coordinate with collaborators
  • Prepare reports and deliverables
  • Interact with funders
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • PhD or Doctorate in environmental engineering or related field
  • 3 years of relevant experience (may be part of PhD training)
  • Working knowledge of Python

Physical Requirements

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table
  • Typically standing, walking


  • Hybrid/Flexible Work Arrangement – Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This is a part-time Temporary position classified as Non-Exempt.  The offered pay is based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience, department budget, and an internal equity review. 

For information about benefits, please review Drexel’s Per Diem/Casual/Temporary Benefit Fact Sheet.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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