Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Teaching Specialist IV for the Population Science Department at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ).
The Research Teaching Specialist IV will be responsible for coordinating day-to-day project activities for multiple mixed-methods studies for women's cancer prevention and control. The Research Teaching Specialist IV will play an integral role with pilot study preparation and implementation and will work closely with principal investigator, clinical staff, and other research team members.
Study and Patient Population Information This is a grant funded position. The Principal Investigator's work is focused on cancer screening and early diagnosis among vulnerable populations. The research projects include interventions on community cancer education, new self-sampling technologies to screen for cervical cancer, and navigation services for individuals requiring follow-up care. Local data collection includes study sites in Middlesex, Essex, and Hudson counties; additional projects related to international studies will not require travel.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Conducting literature searches and syntheses, reference management for research proposals and manuscripts.
Assisting with development of data collection tools, participant recruitment and education materials, and regulatory documents for IRB submission
Participating in phone, electronic, and in-person communications and meetings with study staff, project relevant site contacts, clinical professionals, and community organizations to support the development and improvement of programs.
Assisting with day- to- day project activities including in-person and phone participant recruitment, consent, coordinating patient encounters, organizing field work schedule, interviewing participants off-site or online to collect quantitative and qualitative data
Qualitative coding and quantitative programming to support data entry, cleaning, and analysis.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's degree in Public Health, Social Work, Psychology, or related field, plus one (1) year of health behavior research experience is required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Efficient organizational, communication (oral and written), and problem-solving skills.
Strong personal initiative, attention to detail, flexibility, and ability to work independently and manage multiple projects.
Significant travel to recruitment locations and other RWJBarnabas Health sites may be required.
Must have access to a reliable car, or other means of transportation, for travel to other counties for project-related meetings and data collection (mileage and tolls are reimbursed at standard University / Federal rates).
Effective oral and communication skills.
Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Fluent in English and Spanish.
Experience with vulnerable populations or women's reproductive health.
Experience with EndNote and statistical software packages.
Posting Number: 20ST0434
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 111399
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