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Research Project Assistant

Rutgers University

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Recruitment/Posting Title Research Project Assistant
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research Support (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department SASN - Center for Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN)
Our brains determine who we are; how we see, hear, and smell, how we move, touch, and talk, how we remember and forget, how we feel, expect, and plan. The mission of the Center for Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN) of School of Arts & Sciences, Newark (SASN) is to advance understanding of the brain’s structure and function through excellence in neuroscience research and training.
Our researchers pursue this goal through an integrative approach that cuts across the boundaries of traditional disciplines. They combine molecular, electrophysiological, neurochemical, anatomical, imaging, behavioral, and neuropsychological methods to analyze how the brain works, develops, interacts with the environment, and is modified by experience in health and disease. CMBN is also committed to serving the academic and surrounding Newark communities through educational outreach, community service, and research internship programs that train undergraduate and high school students.
Posting Summary
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.
This position is responsible for and not limited to the following:
• 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
The position is grant funded and dependent on adequate external funding.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
Work Arrangement
This position requires a fully on-site work arrangement.
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 03
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 44831.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 55743.000
Annual Maximum Salary 66655.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description URA-AFT Administrative
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
Requires a bachelor’s degree in a scientific/technical discipline or a combination of education and relevant experience conducting and/or managing human behavioral research on aging and/or Alzheimer’s disease, preferably within urban and minority communities.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • 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, as is attention to detail
  • Ability to interface with the public, especially older African Americans, is essential (managing stressful situations and communicating effectively with distressed or difficult research participants)
  • Must complete all training and certifications required to work with human subjects.
  • 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 running analyses
  • Must be willing to be trained in the administration of all neuropsychological tasks relating to the various lab experiments
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with the administration and interpretation of neuropsychological assessment is preferred.
  • Graduate degree is a plus
  • Experience in writing research protocols, grants, and scientific publications is a plus
Equipment Utilized
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel. Works with various statistical analysis software, such as SPSS and Matlab. Knows or will learn all equipment, software, and specialized materials needed to support the effective and efficient performance of this position.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Laboratory environment
  • Must adhere to University, SASN, and CMBN policies and procedures for research labs and human subjects, including but not limited to, Protection of Minors
  • Compliance with all safety and other procedures mandatory. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 23ST1445
Posting Open Date 05/29/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-Newark
Home Location Campus Rutgers University-Newark
City Newark
State NJ
Location Details

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