Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Project Assistant for the Survey Research Center of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. The position provides support to the BCSR’s project coordinators with daily responsibilities on ongoing survey research projects.
Among the key duties of this position are the following
Assists on current data collection projects in a variety of states related to the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) and reports to the project coordinators on a daily basis.
Primary project responsibilities are on collection of survey data for the PRAMS project where this position is responsible for handling all phases of data collection including mailings, survey administration, phone follow-ups, and on-site data collection tasks.
Works closely with the part-time staff on all data collection operations related to the projects.
Assists on training and providing support to the part-time staff throughout the completion of all tasks.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelors Degree in a social science or and equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Computer literate and have excellent interpersonal skills, especially on the telephone.
Knowledge of pregnancy-related health issues.
Ability to manage and motivate part-time interviewing staff.
Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) are strongly preferred.
Demonstrated attention to detail in prior social science research studies is highly preferred.
Microsoft Access, Word, Excel and the PRAMS Integrated Data System (PIDS) for these projects.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Requires organizing and moving boxes of supplies and surveys into allocated storage areas throughout the office on various projects. Boxes may weigh up to 40lbs.
Moving and setting up tables and chairs for group meetings.
Regular shift for this position will be 1PM-9PM with an occasional weekend shift required.
Posting Number: 20ST2003
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 121180
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.