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Postdoctoral Fellow

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 25, 2023
Job Summary

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellow to work on urban health disparities in the Americas (U.S. and other countries), with a specific focus on understanding contributors to changes in mortality over time.

The fellow will work primarily on an NIH-funded project that focuses on analyzing health across the continuum of urbanization, under the supervision of Dr. Usama Bilal, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology. The fellow will also have the opportunity to engage with other multisite and collaborative projects locally, nationally, and internationally, at the Urban Health Collaborative (UHC) and Dornsife School of Public Health (DSPH). The fellow will be expected to lead publications and develop their own research ideas, and to work collaboratively with other researchers in the project, the UHC and DSPH.

The fellow will be housed in the Urban Health Collaborative ( , a collaboration of all departments in the Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health, with unique mentoring and networking opportunities. The fellow will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers across multiple institutions to conduct analyses and write papers. The fellow will meet weekly or biweekly with the mentor. The fellow will have opportunities to interact with collaborators through formal and informal settings. Individuals are strongly encouraged to apply if they are interested in furthering their expertise and publications in the area of social epidemiology and urban health.

The fellowship is based at the Drexel University School of Public Health (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Urban Health Collaborative ( and is a full-time position for one year. The fellow will be an employee of the Drexel University School of Public Health ( Postdoctoral fellows receive the same benefits as other Drexel University staff (

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Dornsife School of Public Health is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.

Informal queries to Dr. Usama Bilal ( Subject header: applying for post-doctoral fellowship. Telephone contact: 267-359-6378

Essential Functions
  • Conduct statistical analysis using mortality records.
  • Produce visualizations and tables with results from statistical analysis.
  • Prepare and present results from analysis in oral presentations.
  • Draft manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.
  • Contribute to grant writing of proposals related to the project.
  • Attend and contribute to project meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • A PhD or Doctorate is required in Epidemiology, or another Health-Related Field.
  • 3+ years of experience is required.
  • A strong quantitative (required) background is required.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Team oriented and experienced working with diverse groups of investigators, trainees, and students.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced data compilation and data management skills
  • Experience with R-based visualization development
  • Experience using formal demographic methods
  • Prior experience working with mortality data across cities of the Americas
Physical Demands
  • Typically sitting at a desk/table
  • University City – Philadelphia, PA
This position is classified as exempt with a grade of I (Minimum: $ 41,120.00 - Maximum: $ 61,680.00) . Offered salary is dependent upon internal equity and the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience.

For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure and Compensation Guidelines & Policies, please visit the Compensation and Salaries website .

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.

Advertised:Sep 25 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Oct 25 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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