A research team lead by Soko Setoguchi, MD DrPH, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and School of Public Health and the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Treatment Science (PETS), a unit of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with experience in working with large administrative datasets in a research setting ,especially with Medicare and Medicaid databases or other claims databases. Candidates must have and maintain competence in pharmaco- and device-epidemiological research methods and programming skills for large relational databases. This is a two year position that will be supported by an active NIH funding and provide the Postdoctoral Research Associate with hands on experience in conducting and assisting in studies examining interaction between climate factors (extreme heat and air pollution) and medications and devices in older adults with chronic conditions on adverse health outcomes as well as other funded and unfunded projects. The successful candidate will further develop research skills under the mentorship of Dr. Setoguchi and will have opportunities to develop their own research question, compose and submit their own grants, write and publish in scientific journals, and continue their own scholarly and research development under the guidance of Dr. Setoguchi, with input from other faculty and experts, including Dr. Brian L. Strom and others at the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be expected to be able to work collaboratively with the study team and staff on all aspects of the studies, including: writing protocols and statistical analysis plans, creating analytic datasets with support from a programmer, conducting analyses of data, participation in regular study progress meetings, interpretation of the results of the study, preparation of manuscripts and reports, and communicating the results of the study in written and oral format.
Minimum Education and Experience:
A doctorate degree in pharmacoepidemiology, epidemiology, biostatistics or related fields or a master's degree with equivalent knowledge and skills.
Experience working with large databases such as Medicare, Medicaid, or commercial insurance databases and/or electronic health record databases in a research setting. Applicants with experience working with Medicare and Medicaid databases or other claims databases are preferred.
Knowledge in pharmacoepidemiological research methods and programming skills for large relational databases using SAS, R, Python and/or SQL
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, and the ability to present scientific findings in various formats, and to compose manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Ability to work well independently and in a collaborative team environment.
Excellent organizational, planning, project management, and problem solving skills
Posting Number: 20FA1200
Location: Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Internal Number: 123620
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