Opportunities


General IFH


Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty in Neurodegenerative Disorders, Treatment and Systems Solutions

The Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research (IFH), a unit of Rutgers Health, is recruiting tenured/tenure-track faculty as part of the Addressing Health Equity in Age-related Disorders (AHEAD) strategic diversity cluster hire supported by the Rutgers Presidential Diversity Hiring Initiative.

The faculty hired under this recruitment will advance knowledge of other neurodegenerative disorders and their treatment and systems and supports to help people experience a higher quality of life and contribute to deepening understanding of the behavioral, social, racial, ethnic, and other systemic disparities associated with these disorders. Age-related conditions are of special interest (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body disease, frontotemporal degeneration, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, vascular cognitive impairment/dementia, and multiple sclerosis) although investigators studying other conditions of the central nervous system are also encouraged to apply.

We seek to appoint two tenured or tenure-track faculty to serve as core members-in-residence within the IFH with joint appointment in suitable Rutgers Health tenure-granting unit (under some circumstances, appointment in an RU-New Brunswick unit may be possible). Candidates eligible for appointment at the level of Associate Professor or higher are preferred.

We are especially interested in candidates whose work addresses needs of underrepresented populations according to the NIH health disparities framework; targets risk factors for neurodegenerative diseases; addresses methodological/structural barriers to health care access and research participation; and translates research advances into the care of people living with neurodegenerative disorders. 

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NJHealth Study


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Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Treatment Science


Director, PETS

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)/Rutgers Health seeks exceptional leadership candidates to apply for the role of Director, Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Treatment Science (Director, PETS) within the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research (IFH). This is a distinctive opportunity to further the growth of a leading pharmacoepidemiology group in a world class academic and healthcare institution that is uniquely committed to the field of pharmacoepidemiology.

PETS is supported at the highest levels of RBHS, including RBHS Chancellor Brian Strom, one of the founders of the field of pharmacoepidemiology and Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, and IFH Director Tobias Gerhard, the current President of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE). RBHS will provide substantial resources for PETS commensurate with the Director’s vision. This includes commitments for multiple new faculty hires and funding to strengthen existing programs as well as identifying opportunities to build new programs. There are significant resources across IFH, RBHS, its partner hospitals, and the University for the Director to leverage.

The new Director of PETS will be an experienced and visionary pharmacoepidemiologist, researcher, and academic leader of national or international stature who can propel the growth of pharmacoepidemiologic research and education at Rutgers.

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Center for Healthy Aging


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Center for Population Behavioral Health


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Center for Population Level Bioethics


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Center for Health Services Research


Faculty – Health Services Research/Health Policy (Tenure Track, Rank Open)

The Center for Health Services Research (CHSR) of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, a unit of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), invites applications from Health Services Researchers with health care delivery and/or policy research experience or training for faculty positions within a multidisciplinary research group with a strong program of studies on the use and outcomes of health services, with particular strength in research on Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries; behavioral health services research; substance use, treatment and outcomes; and mental health treatment for children, the elderly, and those with severe mental illness.

Faculty candidates must have a strong interest in building a health services or policy research portfolio working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary group of social scientists, policy scholars and clinicians. Candidates should also have demonstrated ability to develop strong, well-designed applications for federal research funding.

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Center for State Health Policy


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Summer Research Internship Program

The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research (IFH) Summer Research Internship Program is designed for undergraduate/graduate students interested in biomedical or social science research. This program is a 10– week internship opportunity for qualified students who would like to gain hands-on, guided and practical experience in a project related to the interdisciplinary areas of research at IFH while being introduced more holistically to research processes and possibilities. The primary goal of this summer internship program is to support junior scholars in a myriad of ways to further their research careers.

Learn about the 2023 interns: https://ifh.rutgers.edu/highlight/students-contribute-to-research-through-ifhs-summer-internship-program/

Stay tuned for information on the 2024 program.


Howard Leventhal Scholarship for Trainees

As member of the National Academy of Sciences and Board of Governors Professor, Howard Leventhal’s forward-thinking research furthered health psychology research in the effects of cultural context on perception and management of chronic illnesses. A long history of supporting student development through his Mind-Body Center, this scholarship will provide promising doctoral students with the funds necessary to jump start their investigative careers.

Two doctoral candidates (PhD or equivalent) annually will be awarded a stipend of $4,000 for one fiscal year to support promising research.

Learn about the 2022-23 scholars: https://ifh.rutgers.edu/highlight/howard-leventhal-scholars-announced/