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Research Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 494890
Work type: Part-Time
Location: University City
Categories: College of Arts & Sciences, Drexel University

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 

Applicants are being sought for a part-time research coordinator (20 hours per week) in the research lab of Dr. Michael Lowe, located within the Department of Psychology. The position is starting as a one-year assignment, with the possibility of transitioning to full-time pending further grant support. The lab studies behavioral and biological variables contributing to eating disorders and obesity (see:

In addition to grant-funded research, it has collaborated on research for many years with the Renfrew Center for eating disorders. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in eating disorders research and to be trained in preparation of manuscripts for publication. This position is ideal for individuals who are considering pursing a graduate degree in psychology in the future. This research group is staffed by faculty, research coordinators, clinical psychology Ph.D. and Masters students, and undergraduate students, providing an environment rich in intellectual stimulation and mentor-ship.

Essential Functions 

  • Coordinating ongoing studies
  • Participating in the analysis and write-up of papers stemming from two recent NIMH grants
  • Helping with grant applications and carrying out various administrative tasks
  • Other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
  • One to two years of previous research experience

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Interest in eating behavior research
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, computer, and communication skills

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,  

Special Instructions to the Applicant 

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

Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. 

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