Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Teaching Specialist V – Per Diem for the Population Science Department at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
The Research Teaching Specialist IV will be responsible for conducting and evaluating an online-delivered exercise intervention for breast cancer survivors and assessing exercise-related outcomes in the study participants. The Research Teaching Specialist IV will play an integral role with pilot study implementation. The Research Teaching Specialist IV will work closely with the Principal Investigator, study participants, and clinical and research staff. This is a grant funded position.
Study and Patient Population Information The Principal Investigator's work is focused on promoting physical activity and exercise in women diagnosed with cancer who have completed treatment. The studies investigate the use of technology-supported interventions delivered both in-person and remotely.
Among the key duties of the position are the following:
Preparation for and participating in phone, electronic, and in-person communications and meetings with research staff, project-relevant site contacts, and clinical staff to support the development and improvement of the intervention.
Monitoring participants' safety and proper form during and following exercise sessions.
Implementing exercise intervention using online-delivered methodologies in compliance with IRB approved protocols.
Acts as a role model for professional integrity, customer service and improved quality.
Minimum Education and Experience:
A Bachelor's degree or equivalent in physical education, exercise science, Kinesiology or related field.
American College of Sports Medicine or similar certification.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Current first aid and CPR training and certification.
Must demonstrate minimum one (1) year experience working in physical activity programing with adult populations in the community.
Must demonstrate efficient organizational, communication (oral and written), and problem-solving skills required. Strong personal initiative, attention to detail, flexibility, and ability to work independently.
Must demonstrate effective oral and communication skills.
Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Cancer exercise specialist training considered\an asset.
Knowledge and experience working with adults in rehabilitative settings (e.g., cardiac rehab, community-based programming for persons with physical disability, physiotherapy, occupational therapy).
Knowledge and experience conducting health behavior interventions, particularly mobile/electronic/digital health interventions.
Knowledge and experience objectively monitoring physical activity and other health behaviors.
Posting Number: 20ST0805
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 113992
About Rutgers University
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