Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow (Suicide Focus) for the Center on Gun Violence Research at Rutgers, School of Public Health
The NJ Gun Violence Research Center seeks to create safe and healthy environments for NJ residents to live, learn, work, and play by providing high-quality, multi-disciplinary research on gun violence causality and prevention and translate this research into clear and actionable policies and programs. The center partners with relevant local-, state-and national-level experts, securing access to data to conduct and support research that identifies etiologic factors for gun violence, develops and rigorously evaluates interventions to reduce the burden of gun violence, and translates science into effective programs and policies to ensure their widespread adoption.
The Center is looking for a Post Doctoral Fellow to assist with the development, implementation and analysis of gun violence related projects. The Fellow will conduct research in the area of gun violence and suicide prevention under the direction of Center leadership. The Fellow will keep abreast of current theoretical and experimental literature related to gun violence from various disciplines. Under the guidance of center leadership, collects, records and analyzes data, prepares reports for peer-reviewed scientific publications and conference presentations, and contributes to the writing of IRB applications and grants. These fellowships are focused on scientific training and career development in pursuit of the highest caliber research to promote safety and improve the health of populations. Fellows receive senior mentorship and close peer collaboration in a rich scientific environment with faculty and other fellows. Fellows will be expected to become proficient in the preparation of peer-reviewed research publications and scientific grant writing and will be strongly encouraged to conceive and lead their own grant submissions in preparation for entry into the job market. This position is 100% grant-funded and may be located in Newark or Piscataway, NJ.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Prepares peer-reviewed research publications and scientific grant writing.
Presents scientific/research contents in institutional, national and international forums.
Contributes to writing of IRB applications and grants to respective agencies.
Collects, records and analyzes data.
Provides support for the daily operations of the center, including training/supervising students.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Ph.D. Degree in a relevant field (Psychiatry, Public Health, Psychology, Nursing, Social Work).
Strong background in quantitative or qualitative research methodology.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated analytical and research skills.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Essential ability to interact effectively and sustain relationships with investigators, colleagues and partners at multiple locations.
Able to work independently and in teams.
Excellent organization, planning, project management, and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated experience in some aspect of suicide prevention.
Salary: maximum amount $65,000
Posting Number: 21ST0823
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 129880
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.