Opportunities

Postdoctoral Associate

The Center for Population-Level Bioethics (CPLB) at Rutgers University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral associate position, with strong possibility of renewal for a second year. Population-level bioethics is a branch of bioethics that focuses on population health and its distribution. Postdoctoral associates conduct independent research in population-level bioethics, mentored by CPLB and Rutgers faculty members.

Applicants for the position should have completed a terminal degree in Philosophy, Political Theory, Public Health, Health Policy, Economics, Law, Medicine, or another relevant area by the position start date. A record of independent research in population-level bioethics, bioethics, applied ethics, moral philosophy, or political philosophy is required, as is a high-level ability in analytical thinking and writing, as demonstrated by a writing sample.

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Research Project Assistant

This position is in a neuropsychology laboratory, where we study cognitively impaired adult populations. Key duties of this position include subject recruitment and coordination of study visits and conducting paper-and-pencil and computerized assessments and/or behavioral interventions.

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Research Assistant

The Petrovsky Lab at IFH is seeking a Research Assistant. Key duties of this position include assisting in conducting NIH-funded and related research studies with a focus on older adults with cognitive impairment and performing research involving structured interviewing and other data collection with community members, older adults with cognitive impairment, caregivers, government officials, and others.

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Senior Program Coordinator

IFH is hiring a Senior Program Coordinator under the NJ Population Health Cohort Study to support research-related activities and improve engagement of immigrant populations across NJ.

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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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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.


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.