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Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Scientist

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Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: College of Arts & Sciences

Job Summary

The Juvenile Justice Research and Reform (JJR&R) Lab in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Drexel University is hiring an individual to fulfill a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Scientist role. This is anticipated to be a 2-year position, with the possibility to extend contingent upon fit and funding. The successful candidate will have a primary role in the cross-county evaluation of juvenile diversion reforms.

Essential Functions

  • Serve as a key contributor to a foundation grant meant to evaluate the impact of cross-county initiatives to expand eligibility and support for prosecutor-operated juvenile justice diversion from formal court processing.
  • Work closely with community partners (e.g., District Attorney’s offices, community-based youth-serving organizations).
  • Facilitate data transfer, manage project databases to structure, clean, and prepare data for analyses, conduct basic analyses, and collaborate with lab statistician for high-level analyses.
  • Collaborate with project partners to disseminate findings and generate policy and practice recommendations.
  • Author/co-author publications and contribute to grant applications and project deliverables.
  • Supervise research assistants who work on this project.
  • Serve as a core member of the JJR&R Lab team and collaborate with several other lab project teams, which include faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate research assistants.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a master’s degree or Equivalent
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in related field.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative skills for data management and statistical analyses, organizational skills needed to successfully manage data-related components of this project, and excellent interpersonal skills needed to successfully collaborate with funders, justice stakeholders, and lab colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications

The JJR&R Lab seeks a candidate with a doctoral or master’s degree in statistics, criminology, public health, psychology, public policy, or a related discipline.


University City, Philadelphia PA

Additional Information

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

Please review the Benefits Brochure for some information on our benefits offerings.

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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