Continuing our history as leaders and innovators in the care of women, children, and families living with HIV, the mission of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center (FXB Center) in the Rutgers School of Nursing is to eliminate barriers to high-quality health care for vulnerable populations. We are community health practitioners, educators, collaborators, and researchers united to reduce socially determined health disparities that are unjust and modifiable. The four main program areas of the FXB Center are: 1) Clinical Practice, 2) Workforce Development, 3) Child Health Program, and 4) Research. This position relates to the Research program area. Our growing interdisciplinary team of nursing, mental health, public health and social behavioral scientists is committed to an evolving research infrastructure supporting a range of applied research studies of rigorous design and theoretical grounding. We develop research projects that are directly informed by and address health needs of vulnerable groups, such as women, children, and minority populations affected by profound health disparities. Our research questions arise from gaps we encounter in knowledge and practice.
The primary purpose of this Research Associate position is to provide support for the coordination and evaluation needs of the HRSA-funded Special Project of National Significance (SPNS) Project: Improving STI Testing and Treatment among People Living with and at Risk for HIV. Primary responsibilities will be to work closely with the Program Director on tasks of varied levels of research-related activities, from preparing documents (e.g., publication, grant writing, literature reviews, IRB-related items, etc), to research tool preparation and dissemination to participants (e.g., measurement scales, programming, survey distribution), to data management and analyses, and communication with all parties involved (e.g., collaborators, participants, administrators, etc). This position is ideal for a candidate with interest in HIV and/or sexually transmitted infections.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's degree in a relevant social or medical science, plus two (2) years of experience in a public health-related research environment is required. Familiarity with SPSS (data management and analyses) is essential
This position is ideal for a graduate-level student seeking exposure to all aspects of biopsychosocial research. This position is ideal for a candidate with interest in HIV and/or sexually transmitted infections.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
*Comfort with preforming tasks at various levels of complexity (from literature searches or data entry, to grant proposal writing assistance and study coordination) is essential.
*Familiarity with NVivo is a plus.
*A PhD/DrPH student in social sciences, public health, or related field is highly desired.
*Experience and comfort in working with various types of collaborators is preferred, including academics, community-based partners, medical/healthcare cadre, and members of various minority groups including sexual and gender minorities.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Willingness to travel locally in New Jersey on occasion.
Salary: $31.00 per hour
Posting Number: 19ST1852
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 87414
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.