Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Cancer Health Equity and Engagement at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Appointee position under the supervision of the Principal Investigator is to coordinate the conduct of cancer prevention and control research, including research involving cancer disparities and health equity, biobehavioral mechanisms and interventions, decision making and cancer genetic/genomic care delivery, and genomic risk communication in cancer survivors and individuals at risk for cancer. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Anita Kinney. Duties include assisting with: 1) implementation and dissemination of ongoing research and obtaining preliminary data for grant submissions; 2) data analysis; 3) with training and supervising staff and students; 4) writing and submitting manuscripts in peer-related journals; and 5) development and writing of research grant applications. Considerable opportunities exist for mentored professional development including analytic skills for quantitative and qualitative data, randomized controlled trials, biobehavioral interventions, community engaged research, writing lead-author papers, and designing, applying for, and conducting NIH-funded research. Preference for candidates who want to develop a deeper understanding of and commitment to advancing cancer health equity for low-income, underserved minority, and medically underserved communities that face issues of inequity.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Assist the principal investigator (PI) in ongoing research.
Assist the study PI with analyzing data and preparing manuscripts, reports, and presentations.
Assist the PIs with the development and writing of research grant proposals.
Present research results at local and national meetings.
Assist the PI with research-related community engagement activities.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Doctoral degree in public health, psychology (e.g., health, social, clinical, or counseling), or a related field.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must demonstrate strong record of publications and excellent writing and statistical skills.
Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Prior experience in cancer prevention and control or psycho-oncology research.
Posting Number: 20ST0435
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 111385
About Rutgers University
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