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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Apply now Job no: 502923
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, Dornsife School of Public Health

Job Summary

The JHS Neighborhood Change Study is recruiting a candidate for a two-calendar year Postdoctoral Fellowship position, with a target starting date of between July 1-September 1, 2024. The project is led by Principal Investigator Dr. Sharelle Barber, Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Director of the Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements & Population Health Equity at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health (DSPH). The JHS Neighborhood Change Study is an NIH-funded research project that seeks to understand the role of changing neighborhood environments in shaping cardiometabolic outcomes among African American adults in the Jackson, Mississippi metropolitan area. The postdoctoral fellow will work directly with Dr. Barber and will also have the opportunity to develop their own independent research portfolio.

We seek scholars with doctoral degrees, from across all disciplines, but whose research interests focus explicitly on structural racism and social and structural determinants of health. While we encourage applications from all interested scholars, preference will be given to scholars who are from groups that have been historically excluded within the academy.
The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in educational and professional programs at DSPH from the different academic centers (including The Ubuntu Center) and departments throughout the school. The candidates will also be supported in developing grant applications for external funding.

At DSPH, postdoctoral fellows receive a competitive salary and benefits package. In addition to the postdoctoral salary and benefits, the fellow will receive a research stipend to support and advance career goals by attending conferences, conducting pilot studies, publishing, and more.

Essential Functions

  • Participation in on-going research projects and independent research.
  • Development of manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication.
  • Development of grant applications for external funding
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • A PhD or Doctorate in Public Health field or related discipline is required.
  • Strong quantitative methodological skills working with large scale cohorts.
  • Demonstrated commitment to antiracism scholarship and practice.
  • Interest in chronic disease epidemiology.
  • Record of or potential for scholarly productivity including publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific meetings.
  • Record of community-centered approaches to antiracism scholarship.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills essential.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with existing cohort studies (e.g. MESA, JHS) preferred. 


  • University City – Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as exempt grade I. Compensation for this grade ranges from a minimum of $41,120.00 to a maximum of $61,680.00. Please note that the offered rate for this position typically aligns with the minimum to midrange of this grade, but it can vary based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience, department budget, and an internal equity review. 

We encourage you to explore Drexel's Professional Staff salary structure and Compensation Guidelines & Policies for more details on our compensation framework.

You can also find valuable information about our benefits in the Benefits Brochure.

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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