Rutgers University- Newark (RU-N), an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise is seeking a Research Project Assistant. Reporting directly to the Principal Investigator in the Center for Molecular Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN) and under the guidance of the Lab Manager, the Research Project Assistant provides daily research support. The Research Project Assistant will be responsible for:
Administration of neuropsychological tests to human subjects;
Manage and report the data of multiple projects;
Manage databases and subject files;
Screen and schedule research subjects;
Handle sensitive information regarding their participation;
Manage student workers in the lab;
Communicate key updates at lab meetings;
Assist the Lab Manager on IRB Continuing Review applications and on the preparation of various lab documents;
Work is performed in compliance with the procedures, policies, and processes of the Laboratory, CMBN, SASN, and Rutgers University;
Work is performed in a manner that furthers the mission of the Laboratory, CMBN, SASN, and RU-N;
Position dependent on external funding. Please visit our website – LINK
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor's degree in a related scientific field or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant research experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
A bachelor's degree in a scientific/technical discipline is required or a combination of education and years of experience in conducting and/or managing human behavioral research on aging and/or Alzheimer's disease, preferably within urban and minority communities. Experience with administering neuropsychological assessments of cognition, behavior, and/or health is required. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Strong organizational and administrative skills are necessary, detail-oriented. The ability to interface with the public, especially older African Americans, is essential; manage potential stressful situations and communicate effectively with potentially distressed or difficult research participants. Complete any training and certifications to work with human subjects, as required by the University. Must be willing to be trained to collect saliva samples and take participants' weight, height, and blood pressure. Must be willing to be trained to run a Polysomnography (PSG) device for the purposes of conducting nap/sleep studies as well as run analyses. Must be willing to be trained on the administration of all neuropsychological tasks relating to the various lab experiments, as required.
Experience in writing research protocols, grants, and scientific publications;
Experience with the administration and interpretation of neuropsychological assessments is preferred;
Experience within urban and minority communities.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel. The position will work with various statistical analysis software, such as SPSS and Matlab.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
This is a research laboratory environment. Must adhere to University, SASN and CMBN policies and procedures for research labs and human subjects, including and not limited to, Protection of Minors. Relevant safety procedures mandatory. Lifting up to 30 pounds.
Posting Number: 21ST0725
Location: Rutgers University-Newark
Internal Number: 129248
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.