Assistant Research Professor

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Job description

The Assistant Research Professor will engage in research and project development in the Policy and Analytics Center (PAC) at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. This position will be expected to engage in collaborative research within the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, across other units in the University, and with external collaborators. The focus of this research should fit within the PAC mission to build and implement effective policy based on research and will require ongoing, productive relationships with policymakers. The Assistant Research Professor will be expected to lead some of these projects and also will be expected to participate in the development of grant and contract applications to support this work. Individuals applying for the Assistant Research Professor position should show evidence of success conducting independent research and engaging policymakers. Multiple areas of expertise are encouraged to apply.


  • PhD (or equivalent) in health or social policy, health services research, health economics, public health, or other related discipline.
  • Previous external funding preferred.
  • Potential to secure external funding.
  • Successful track record of peer-reviewed publications required.

Essential Functions

  • Lead and participate in the development of grant proposals.
  • Lead and co-author publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Author policy briefs and work with the PAC team to generate alternative methods of information dissemination relevant to policymakers.
  • Build new collaborative opportunities.

How to apply

Apply online

Documents that must be associated with this posting:
Cover Letter
Writing Sample

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