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Mid-Career or Senior Faculty (Open Rank Tenured or Tenure Track)- State Health Policy:

Rutgers Center for State Health Policy (CSHP/Center) is recruiting one or more mid-career or senior faculty with demonstrated ability to develop and lead a program of research that addresses critical and timely health systems, population health, and policy challenges facing New Jersey, other states, and the nation. Early stage candidates who have already demonstrated exceptional promise to achieve an independent, extramurally supported research career will be considered. This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for candidates interested in achieving academic excellence by conducting high-impact, applied health services and state health policy research.

Areas of Research Inquiry
We are interested in candidates who can successfully advance a research agenda consistent with the Center’s mission. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Informing the development and implementation of payment and delivery system reforms intended to lead to more effective and efficient care for medically and socially complex patients, particularly those covered by Medicaid;
  • Identifying causes and potential solutions to long-standing and emerging health disparities and inequities;
  • Evaluating public policies intended to improve care for aging populations and individuals with disabilities;
  • Informing strategies to improve population health and well-being by addressing social determinants of health;
  • Investigating policies to expand access to affordable health insurance coverage; and
  • Examining impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and possible future emergencies on the health, economic, and overall well-being of at-risk populations and identifying strategies to mitigate adverse effects.

Candidate Qualifications
Education:

  • A doctoral degree at the time of application in a discipline such as economics, political science, psychology, or sociology; an applied research field such as law, public policy, health services research and epidemiology; a clinical degree plus advanced research training and experience.

Experience Conducting and Translating Research:

  • Demonstrated success in developing extramurally-funded research and ability to build a robustly funded program of research that advances knowledge in health systems and policy;
  • Demonstrated track record in translating and disseminating research findings to diverse policy audiences;
  • Expertise in inferential and predictive modeling, working with large administrative data sources, analyzing complex surveys, and applying mixed quantitative-qualitative methods; and
  • Strong leadership and mentorship skills and ability to take on teaching and student mentorship responsibilities within the tenure department.

About the Center:
The mission of CSHP is to inform, support, and stimulate sound and creative state health policy in New Jersey and around the nation. The Center is a unit of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research (IFH) within Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS). After an initial three-year period with access to a generous start-up package, the successful candidate(s) will be expected to cover a substantial share of their time with extramural funding awards. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with relevant research experience, publication record, and other achievements. The successful candidate(s) will work in-residence within CSHP/IFH, and they will be jointly appointed to a tenure-conferring unit within a Rutgers school/department that is consistent with the applicant’s academic discipline and interests.

Additional Required Qualifications:
  • We seek applicants with experience in advanced empirical skills and strong theoretical grounding.
  • A doctoral degree at the time of application in a discipline such as economics, political science, psychology, or sociology; an applied research field such as law, public policy, health services research and epidemiology; a clinical degree plus advanced research training and experience.
Salary:

Commensurate With Experience

Start Date:

Flexible

To Apply:

Please apply at: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/120534 with letter of interest, full curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three professional reference letters



Data Analyst – State Health Policy:

Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, a unit within the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, is seeking data analysts to provide support for the Center’s Integrated Population Health Data Project (iPHD), which is designed to enable and promote population health research that leads to improvements in the health, safety, security, and well-being of New Jersey residents as well as improvements in the cost-efficiency of state government programs in these areas. The overarching concept of the iPHD is that programmatic data are much more informative when they are linked across different service areas (e.g., health, social services) than when they remain in isolation from one another.

Key Duties

  • Constructs statistically advanced programs in SAS and other software to allow analysis and linkage of data from large and sensitive state administrative datasets.
  • Works with internal and external investigators and senior staff to implement statistical programming and data analyses to advance the goals of the iPHD.
  • Performs a variety of duties related to improving and normalizing data including data cleaning, documentation, quality control, data aggregation and integration.
  • Provides data, programming, and analytical support and manage the day-to-day execution of iPHD related data linkages.
  • Normalizes and extracts subsamples from larger administrative data sets and merge or concatenate with other data sets, as needed for further analysis.
  • Reviews all data received from primary and secondary sources to evaluate data quality and availability over time to maintain consistency and accuracy.
  • Performs other duties as required in support of the Center’s research mission.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proficiency with SAS statistical software and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel is essential.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with a keen eye for detail and accuracy with superb data documentation skills.
  • Ability to build and/or adapt complex programs (e.g., hospital quality and patient safety measures) for innovative uses; requires the ability to understand and revise sophisticated bio-statistical programming.
  • Ability to effectively interpret supervisor’s directions and communicate progress and problems in a timely way.
  • Capacity to create visually appealing and understandable presentation of data.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA privacy and security rules as related to release of data.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional time management skills and the ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Strong “data hygiene” skills with an understanding of best practices for validating his/her own programs and output as well as being able to replicate and validate the work of other analysts.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with complex hospital or other healthcare provider billing/EHR data, Medicaid/Medicare claims and other administrative health data (both identified and deidentified).
  • Knowledge of record linkage used to identify and match individuals across multiple data sets over time.
  • Experience calculating NCQA HEDIS quality measures or other similar healthcare quality indicators (e.g., AHRQ metrics).
  • Proficiency with data management and manipulation using one of the following tools: Excel, SQL, Python, R, SAS, STATA, geographic mapping software or other business/data analytics tool.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, statistics, health informatics/IT, policy analysis/administration, public health, economics or a related field.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of data management and analysis experience in a social science, health services, or policy environment and/or training in advanced research methods.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Salary:

Commensurate With Experience

Start Date:

Flexible

To Apply:

Please apply at: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/123889 with cover letter/letter of application, full curriculum vitae, and list of Professional References (contact Info)



ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH:

The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, a unit of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), invites applications for a Health Services Researcher with health care delivery and/or policy research experience or training.

Many opportunities exist for collaboration with significant existing lines of research on behavioral health including psychotropic oversight for foster care children, quality of care for persons with severe mental illness, psychotropic treatment in nursing homes, integrated behavioral health care, health system response to the opioid epidemic and other substance abuse and mental health topics.

Other areas of interest include comparative effectiveness research, access to care, quality of care, health disparities, integrated care for behavioral health and primary medical care, financing and organization of health care, chronic disease management and outcomes, health care reform, aging research, mixed methods and evaluation of health policy and delivery system initiatives through analyses of Medicare and Medicaid programs. Research addressing population health, translation of health services research findings into practice and the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups is valued.

The successful candidate will be jointly appointed in the Institute for Health with tenure-track or tenured appointment in an appropriate Rutgers school or department with teaching, clinical, and/or mentoring responsibilities. Opportunity exists for appointment as a Chancellor’s Scholar.

Additional Required Qualifications:
  • Strong interest in building a health services or policy research portfolio working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary group of social scientists, policy scholars and clinicians.
  • Doctoral or clinical degree (e.g., PhD, MD, DrPH) with strong theoretical grounding.
  • Empirical skills, quantitative and/or qualitative research expertise.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to support developing a rigorous program of research.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong, well-designed applications for federal research funding.
  • Developing and leading a program of research in substance abuse and mental health services would be especially of interest.
  • Expertise with health services research data resources, such as Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance datasets, is welcomed. Substantial multiyear data resources with opportunities for research with electronic health record data from an extensive Rutgers health system and affiliated health systems are available.
Salary:

Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with scholarly achievements. Given the importance of the candidate’s ability to develop and lead a substantial program of externally funded research, preference would be for junior faculty with grant funding experience and mid-career to senior researchers with established grant funding records. Initial support for establishing a strong program of research will be provided with the expectation that the research program will be increasingly supported by extramural funds.

Start Date:

To Apply:

Please apply at: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/67383 with letter of interest, full curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least five professional references. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.



ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF GERONTOLOGY OR GERIATRIC/PALLIATIVE MEDICINE:

The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, a unit of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), invites applications for a faculty position in gerontology or geriatric/palliative medicine with health care, services delivery and/or policy research experience or training.

The successful candidate will be jointly appointed in the Institute for Health with tenure-track or tenured appointment within an appropriate Rutgers school or department with teaching, clinical, and/or mentoring responsibilities. Opportunity exists for appointment as a Chancellor’s Scholar as well as protective efforts and support during the early years of hire.

Additional Required Qualifications:
  • A doctoral degree in gerontology, doctor of geriatric/palliative medicine or an advanced social science degree in psychology, sociology, nursing or social work combined with research, background or training in gerontology or aging studies.
  • A strong interest in building a services or policy research portfolio working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary group of social scientists, clinicians and policy scholars.
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully competing for research grants or high potential for federal funding.
  • Interest in developing a program of research in any of a number of potential areas in gerontology or geriatric/palliative medicine including, but not limited to, behavioral health, minority health, health equity, trauma exposure, violence, biopsychosocial behaviors in prevention and treatment, chronic disease management and health outcomes, and evaluation of health policy and delivery system initiatives.
  • Highly desirable is research addressing population health, translational scientific research, and the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.
  • A strong theoretical grounding and quantitative and/or qualitative research skills with excellent oral and written communication skills to support developing a rigorous program of research.
Salary:

Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with scholarly achievements including funded research and publication record, as well as other relevant professional experience. Initial support for establishing a strong program of research will be provided with the expectation that the research program will be increasingly supported by extramural funds.

Start Date:

To Apply:

Please apply at: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/63600 with letter of interest, full curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least five professional references. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.

Rutgers is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff and students.