Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, seeks an Assistant Research Professor for the Center for Health Services Research (CHSR) at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research (IFH). The Assistant Research Professor will act in a project director capacity for major federally funded studies with responsibilities including leadership of study activities, interfacing with investigators at multiple institutions, monitoring study progress, writing progress and final reports, leading authorship for scholarly peer-reviewed publications, developing table shells for data analysts, reviewing initial analysis, providing guidance and supervision of further study data analysis. The candidate will also be expected to research the availability of very large datasets for research use as well as develop research protocols for Data Use Agreements and IRB review using new and existing datasets. The candidate will be expected to maintain expertise and currency in relevant literature, as well as be able to prepare summaries and bibliographies to be shared within CHSR and IFH. The Assistant Research Professor will contribute to and co-author research papers currently at various stages of preparation as well as lead or co-author new publications from future research. The Assistant Research Professor incumbent will have the opportunity to develop their own research portfolio with new projects in addition to taking leadership roles in existing projects via Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator roles.
Minimum Education and Experience:
PhD in relevant scientific discipline such as health services research, economics, public health, public policy, social work, sociology, or related field.
Candidates may have completed doctoral course and fieldwork and be awaiting defense of their dissertation.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Energetic and enterprising individual with demonstrated excellence in research or organizational management.
The ideal candidate will have experience with very large administrative datasets and a strong command of basic statistical techniques.
Communicates with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
Is 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.
Experience with social science and health services research implementation.
Experience in the supervision and training of graduate and post-doctoral associates.
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.
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Location: Downtown New Brunswick
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