Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to work on a NIH-funded longitudinal psycho-social epidemiological study of Chinese older adults and their family members in a stimulating multi-disciplinary academic environment. The principal duties and responsibilities of this position are to investigate changes in the psychological and social well-being of Chinese older adults over time and other relevant social behavioral studies and analyze large epidemiological data.
The position will work under the direction of XinQi Dong, MD, MPH, Henry Rutgers Professor of Population Health Sciences and Director of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research (IFH). Supported by an interprofessional faculty team with expertise in gerontology, social work, public health, health care policy, business, and research, the position combines elements of Rutgers' premier educational programs. Established in 1985 by David Mechanic, the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research (IFH) facilitates collaboration among the social and behavioral sciences, clinical disciplines, basic sciences and related fields to promote research on critical health and mental health issues. The IFH brings together scholars across and beyond Rutgers into a vibrant interdisciplinary network that advances high quality research in five core areas: behavioral health, health economics, social determinants of health and illness, state health policy, and health services research.
Minimum Education and Experience:
M.D. or PhD degree.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated analytical and research skills.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
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.
Posting Number: 18FA0130
Location: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 62540
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