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Senior Research Scientist

Apply now Job no: 494934
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City
Categories: Dornsife School of Public Health, 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

The senior research scientist will serve as a co-investigator on a newly started Patient Registry Study focused on cannabis patients in Philadelphia, and will oversee, coordinate and manage various aspects of this project. The research scientist will report to Stephen E. Lankenau, Professor of Community Health and Prevention, but will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other faculty at the Dornsife School of Public Health.

Essential Functions

  • Supervise project manager and other staff.
  • Oversee the work and training of students.
  • Oversee and coordinate various aspects of the systems aim of the Patient Registry Project including leading the formulation of research questions, the drafting of scientific papers, the development and implementation of appropriate programming, leading the interpretation and write up of results for presentations and publication and oversee incoming quantitative and qualitative data generated by project staff.
  • Provide overall scientific guidance and oversight to a range of projects based at the Medical Cannabis Research Center.
  • Present results in various venues and leading or co-author papers for publication.
  • Present results at scientific meetings and actively participate in collaborative research seminar meetings.
  • Develop new grant proposals and new projects related to cannabis as principal investigator or in collaboration with others and teach courses related to cannabis and other drug use, and serve as a resource cannabis and drug policy for the Medical Cannabis Research Center.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's Degree is required
  • At least 5 years experience in the use of complex analytical approaches, including the use of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods analyses to answer specific scientific questions.
  • At least five years of experience developing/writing manuscripts and/or grant applications.
  • Must possess strong quantitative and writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree is highly preferred in epidemiology, sociology, demography, biostatistics, or other related public health or social science fields. 


  • University City

Additional Information

Special Instructions to the Applicant

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

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