Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Specialist for the Center for Health Services Research (CHSR) at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research (IFH). The Research Specialist, as an investigative collaborator, contributes to, leads and/or co-authors research papers currently at various stages of preparation as well as leads or co-authors new publications from future research. The position maintains expertise and currency in relevant literature, as well as prepares drafts of grant applications, papers, research planning memos, research reports, summaries and bibliographies to be shared within CHSR and IFH.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Reviews funding opportunities that fit with the Center's and Institute's missions and priorities, contributes to the development of, and leads authorship of new grant applications in conjunction with Center leadership and staff.
Acts in a project leadership capacity managing major state and federally funded studies with responsibilities including leadership of study activities, interfacing with investigators at multiple institutions, monitoring study progress, and writing progress and final reports.
Researches the availability of very large datasets for research use, as well as develop research protocols for Data Use Agreements and IRBreview using new and existing datasets.
Develops concept statements and outlines for planned papers and research studies, prepares selected sections of papers and applications, manages project timetables and deliverables, and works to assure that project work and deliverables are completed as planned.
Prepares annual and other needed progress reports for funded projects.
Collaborates with relevant collaborators, state officials, stakeholders, and other partners to identify collaboration and research opportunities and to engage partners in planning and conduct of relevant health services and policy research studies.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
A minimum of two years of related experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Detail-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative.
Prior success in collaborating on complex projects with multiple stakeholders.
Possesses strong skills in written and verbal communication.
Demonstrated record of productivity as first author on one or more scholarly peer-review publications.
Strong command of basic statistical techniques.
Must be flexible and efficient in a fast-paced academic environment.
Experience in development of federal funding applications, including drafting of relevant funding application sections.
Master's degree in a relevant social science preferred (social work, health policy, health service research, public health) and 2yrs related experience.
Experience with social science and health services research implementation.
Experience in the supervision and training of graduate students.
Experienced in the use of Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance claims data, electronic medical record data) and data linkages of very large datasets.
Experience in writing IRB protocols and Data Use Agreements.
Experience developing and writing funding proposals.
Experience in drafting dissemination products for a variety of audiences, including scientific peers, health policy leaders, clinicians and providers as well as patients and families.
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Posting Number: 19ST4704
Location: Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Internal Number: 104954
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.