Rutgers, the State University Of New Jersey is seeking a Post Doctoral fellow for the Center on Gun Violence Research at the School of Public Health. The Postdoctoral Fellow will keep abreast of current theoretical and experimental literature related to gun violence from various disciplines (population sciences, epidemiology, public health, law, criminal justice, clinical medicine, social work, psychology). 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.
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 (Public Health, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Law, Nursing, Social Work, Public Policy).
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Essential ability to interact effectively and sustain relationships with investigators, colleagues and partners at multiple locations.
Demonstrated analytical and research skills.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Strong background in quantitative or qualitative research methodology.
Able to work independently and in teams.
Excellent organization, planning, project management, and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated experience in some aspect of gun violence research.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Must be able to lift or exert force up to 25 pounds.
This position is 100% grant-funded and located in Piscataway, NJ. This project partnership is supported by the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) and OSHE is a project partner.
Salary: $55,000 maximum
Posting Number: 19ST3632
Location: Piscataway (RBHS)
Internal Number: 98151
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.