Opportunities

Research Assistant – Enumerator/Canvasser

Under the direction of the Senior Research Associate and Research Study Coordinators, the Research Assistant – Enumerator/Canvasser (RA/EC) will be the face of the Institute for purposes of recruitment for the New Jersey Cohort study. The RA/EC will perform various recruitment duties, screen potential participants for competency, perform consent activities, and serve as an intermediator between the study participant(s) and the Research Assistant including making introductions and when warranted, providing translation services. As IFH’s “feet on the street”, the RA/EC will be integral to the conduct of recruiting strategies and the achievement of study objectives in and among the nine designated primary and secondary sampling units.

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Research Associate III – Bilingual Chinese (Multiple Vacancies)

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Full-Time, Salaried Research Associate III, for the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research.

The primary purpose of this position is to engage diverse community-dwelling older Chinese adults for aging-related research.

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Research Associate III – Trenton NJ

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Full-Time, Salaried Research Associate III, for the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research.

The primary purpose of this position is to engage diverse community-dwelling older Black/African American adults in Trenton and greater Philadelphia area for aging-related research.

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Graduate Student Research Assistant

We are looking for two graduate student research assistants with strong quantitative training backgrounds to join our team to work on a large cohort epidemiological study focusing on psychosocial determinants of cognition and health in older adults.

Duties:

·    Analyze secondary data using statistical tools

·    Proficiency in at least one of the programming languages: Mplus, R, SPSS, SAS

·    Assist in data cleaning

·    Assist in literature review and manuscript writing

·    Assist in the preparation of tables and figures for publications

·    Effective oral and writing communication

Qualifications: Postgraduates in quantitative social science and health fields such as Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Psychology, and Social Work with strong data analysis skills and programming

Salary: $20-23/h depending on experience, 20h/week

Please apply by emailing a cover letter with a description of your quantitative analysis skills and related course work and CV to Dr. Yanping Jiang, Rutgers Institute for Health, at yanping.jiang@ifh.rutgers.edu.


Community Assistant – Bilingual: English/Spanish

The purpose of this position is to support and perform research involving structured interviewing and other forms of data collection with community members, parents, adolescents, government officials, tenants, landlords, and others.

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Research Analyst

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Analyst in the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Treatment Science (PETS).

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Research Project Manager

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Project Manager in the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Treatment Science (PETS).

This position serves as Lead Analyst for multiple large, complex health services research studies involving longitudinal modeling of extremely large healthcare datasets in support of multiple research grants funded by NIH
and other competitive funders. Under the direction of the Project Director, Associate Director, and/or Principal Investigator, this position implements complex statistical analyses of health care claims data including millions of Medicare and Medicaid claims and other research data; interfaces with scientific collaborators at other institutions; and prepares reports of analytic results.

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Senior Research Project Manager

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Research Project Manager for the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research. The Senior Research Project Manager will lead complex and technically challenging analyses of massive health care datasets in studies of pharmaceutical and health services utilization and outcomes

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Project Manager/Data Scientist (CHAO Lab)

IFH’s Community Health and Aging Outcomes (CHAO) Lab is seeking a Project Manager/Data Scientist. Key duties of this position include managing day-to-day research projects, training and supervising research staff, managing project datasets, conducting analyses, and administrative aspects of CMS Data Usage Agreements, and assisting with preparing grant proposals, progress reports, and manuscripts.

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Business Specialist

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Business Specialist for The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research. This position manages the accounting and budget responsibilities for multiple active research projects and individual principal investigators in the Institute.

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Financial Analyst

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Financial Analyst in the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy & Aging Research.
 
Under the supervision of the CFO, this position provides financial and budgeting support to the Business Department by coordinating analyses, planning, forecasting, and the preparation of financial reports to facilitate budgets. The Financial Analyst develops, interprets, and implements financial accounting concepts, or techniques for financial planning and control by performing the following duties.

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Research Associate III (CHSR)

IFH is seeking a candidate to provide data-analytic support to a large and complex program of federally funded research. The incumbent will work with Center investigators, senior staff and collaborators to implement sophisticated, longitudinal statistical programming and data analyses for health services research and outcomes studies evaluating the delivery, utilization, and outcomes associated with prescription drugs and health care provided across a range of settings, including inpatient, outpatient, and nursing facilities.

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Post-Doctoral Fellow (CHSR)

IFH is seeking a candidate to implement complex statistical analyses of health care claims data, interface with scientific collaborators and their teams at other institutions; and draft reports of analytic results. The Fellow will participate in the writing of research papers and contribute to development of study progress/final reports as appropriate. Mentoring will be provided in the further development of advanced expertise in healthcare data analysis, longitudinal modeling, advanced statistical programming techniques, and high-level analysis of healthcare claims data.

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Senior Program Coordinator (CHSR)

The Center for Health Services Research is seeking a senior program coordinator to support a research portfolio of mixed-methods and interdisciplinary research that examines health service systems and policies affecting people with substance use disorders, opioid use disorder, child and adolescent mental/behavioral health conditions, as well as other vulnerable populations.

For more information about candidate qualifications and to apply for the position, go to https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/160143


Post-Doctoral Research Scholar (CSHP)

The Center for State Health Policy (CSHP) within the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research (IFH) is recruiting a highly skilled, passionate post-doctoral scholar to advance our translational research portfolio that addresses critical population health and health care policy issues relevant to New Jersey and other states around the nation.

CSHP and IFH host rich data resources that will be available to the scholar for further study. For example, the Center receives continuously updated, comprehensive NJ Medicaid claims and encounter data that links to homeless services, cancer registry and other state administrative data sets. In addition, CSHP and IFH also are launching a NJbased cohort study that will include biomarker, actigraphy and interview data for a diverse panel of state residents. IFH is also home to a growing Survey/Data Core that includes longitudinal national Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance claims and other data. Selected examples of areas of inquiry of particular interest to this recruitment include:

  • Informing the development and evaluation of payment and delivery system reforms intended to lead to improved, more efficient care for medically and socially complex patients, particularly those covered by Medicaid;
  • Informing and evaluating strategies to improve population health and well-being by addressing social determinants of health;
  • Identifying institutional causes and potential solutions to long-standing and emerging racial/ethnic, gender, socioeconomic health and other health and health care disparities and inequities; and
  • Evaluating public policies intended to improve care for aging and disabled populations, including those needing mental health, substance use disorder, long-term services and supports, or end-of-life care.

Engaging with multi-disciplinary faculty and staff, the postdoctoral scholar will contribute to and assist with all aspects of research, including study conceptualization, data collection, planning and executing quantitative and mixed methods analyses, presenting results at research conferences, and drafting manuscripts for publication. In addition, the scholar will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the preparation and submission of federal grant proposals as well as applications submitted to a range of other funders including state agencies and philanthropic organizations. The scholar will also routinely interact with a network of stakeholders and senior policy makers who rely on the Center’s rigorous and impartial research to inform decision-making.

The successful candidate should have strong quantitative skills that would enable her/him to develop rich publications using data available at the Center and within the Institute for Health. We seek an individual with strong interest and commitment to building an outstanding research trajectory in health policy and services related to Medicaid, with a focus on studies that directly inform policymaking world decision making. The ideal candidate will bring intellectual breadth, passion and rigorous thinking and methods to addressing the complex, multi-sector dynamics that influences health service delivery and be committed to developing a strong, long-term line of research that addresses these challenges. Strong data analysis skills are integral to this position including, for example, experience working with “big data”, geographic information systems (GIS), longitudinal analysis of health-related outcomes (e.g., event history analysis), multilevel modeling, and mixed-methods research on the outcomes of natural policy experiments and quasi-experimental studies.

The Center is committed to training the next generation of health services/policy researchers, and faculty mentors will guide the scholar in developing a career development plan that includes an opportunity to pursue his/her portfolio of research as well as collaborate on projects of mutual interest. We strongly encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education to apply to be a part of a supportive and dynamic academic community.

For more information about candidate qualifications and to apply for the position, go to https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/157540


Health Care Delivery: Patient Safety and/or Care Transitions (Open Rank/Multiple Positions Available)

IFH invites applications for multiple faculty positions focused on broader health care delivery research with specific focus on Patient Safety and/or Care Transitions. Potential candidates should have a strong interest in working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary group of social scientists, behavioral scientists, clinicians, and policy scholars to build a population health research portfolio and a track record or high potential for independent federal funding.

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Behavioral Health (Faculty)

IFH invites applications for multiple faculty positions in behavioral health with emphasis in population health research experience or training. Successful candidates will develop a program of scholarly research in the areas of psychiatry or psychology in adult and/or child and adolescent populations, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addiction medicine, public mental health and/or special patient populations such as immigrant populations, incarcerated populations, among others.

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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 10week 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. While IFH represents a variety of research focuses, candidates interested in health disparities in diverse racial/ethnic populations are encouraged to apply.

Over the course of 10 weeks, you will:

  • Gain hands-on research experience. This may include:
    – Independent Research Project with the guidance of a faculty mentor.
    – Supporting existing institute research projects through the tasks of data collection, administrative support, community outreach, recruitment, and other related tasks.

  • Attend a once a week seminar on various population health and research topics
  • Attend periodic workshops focused on career development and professional skills
  • Attend weekly journal club meetings to present on and discuss population health journal articles

Participation in this summer internship will culminate in a final presentation based on the individual’s topic of interest.

Participants are welcome to take additional summer classes and/or hold other employment during the program period. The expected time commitment per week is 20-30 hours. A $2000 stipend may be available for qualified applicants.