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Rutgers University

Job Description


Posted: 07-Jun-23

Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey

Salary: Open


Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory

Internal Number: 203123

Position Summary:

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Assistant -Per Diem for the Department of Psychiatry within Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the Research Assistant will assist with the implementation of research projects in addictions and mental health, with a focus on recruiting, consenting and interviewing research subjects. Subjects will include but are not limited to, people experiencing homelessness who reside in shelters or in street locations. Subjects may also include people with opioid use disorders and prisoners re-entering the community. This is a temporary, per-diem position with the expectation of 20-40 hours of work per week. The position is expected to extend for approximately 6-8 months with the potential for longer employment.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Perform various research procedures relative to the ongoing research protocols.
  • Recruit and enroll participants in research studies.
  • Travel as needed to homeless shelters, encampments, various treatment programs and other social service sites serving homeless individuals and other potential research subjects in NJ.
  • Accurately and comprehensively document all contact with participants.
  • Track and schedule research participant appointments.
  • Conduct participant interviews and other data collection.
  • Assist with database management; literature searches; communication with the IRB office.
  • Attend project-specific training and research project meetings.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant science (i.e., Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, or other related field) OR prior community-based experience working with homeless or other disadvantaged populations OR prior lived experience with homelessness, substance use or mental health.
  • Individuals having prior experience with the New Jersey and/or national Point-In-Time Surveys of homeless populations are encouraged to apply.

City: New Brunswick

State: NJ

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking or hearing. No special vision requirements. Must be able to lift or exert up to 25 pounds.

  • WORK ENVIRONMENT: Office environment, homeless shelters, encampments, and Substance Abuse Treatment settings.

Salary: $20/hr

Posting Number: 23ST1564

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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.
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