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Postdoctoral Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 08/27/2021
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Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department SPH-Health Systems
New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research. 
Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers. 
Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates. 
Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Health Behavior, Society and Policy Department within The School of Public Health.  Under the direction of Dr. Paul Duberstein, the Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct research on communication and behavioral interventions in cancer care, including, data collection and analysis, preparation of peer-reviewed scientific publications, and contributions to the writing of IRB applications.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Collects data and conducts interviews on sensitive topics with persons with cancer, their family caregivers, and oncologists.
  • Conceptualizes and implements communication and decision-making interventions.
  • Supervises research staff.
  • Analyzes data.
  • Plans and executes research projects as assigned.
  • Contributes to writing of IRB applications.
  • Contributes to the preparation of high-quality manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 99S
Position Salary $53,760
Annual Minimum Salary
Annual Mid Range Salary
Annual Maximum Salary
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Non-Union
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility None

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Ph.D. Degree in Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, Anthropology, Communication Studies, Nursing, or other relevant social or health sciences. 
  • Demonstrated experience in research on serious illness 
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Strong background in quantitative or qualitative research methodology.
  • 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. 
Preferred Qualifications
  •  Fluency in Spanish. 
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Number 21ST2559
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Piscataway (RBHS)
Location Details

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