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Research Teaching Specialist II (Multiple Positions)

Rutgers University

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Recruitment/Posting Title Research Teaching Specialist II (Multiple Positions)
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department RWJ-Psychiatry-IMHS-ZM1604
New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.
Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.
Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.
Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Teaching Specialist II (Multiple Positions) in the department of Psychiatry at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Under the direction of the Director of the Center for Genomics of Psychiatric Health & Addiction (CGPHA), the Research Teaching Specialist II (“Study Rater”) is responsible for the conduct of representative studies of persons with psychiatric illness and those with no mental health diagnosis, including recruitment and enrollment of participants from diverse ethnic communities and the Rutgers University catchment area through administration of screening and clinical diagnostic instruments and surveys. Current funded research studies focus on the enrollment of minorities under-represented in research, in particular those of Latinx and African ancestry.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Participates as part of the enrollment team to establish diagnostic validity and reliability standards for the use of psychiatric diagnostic instruments, including the Diagnostic Instrument for Psychosis and Affective Disorders (DIPAD).
  • Performs semi-structured diagnostic interviews relevant to ongoing investigatory activities of the CGPHA, independently or as assigned.
  • Independently follows research protocols including administering study consent, study diagnostic instruments, providing compensation to participants and recording all data in the study database.
  • Participates in and leads both on-site and off-site community engagement and study recruitment activities, and will maintain and/or develop networking and community relationships in the Rutgers University health catchment areas.
  • Designs recruitment activities to maximize access to potential participants, which may involve irregular work scheduling to match community needs and availability, requiring occasional evening and weekend work and off-site travel.
  • Assists with financial management as it relates to study participation (i.e. subject compensation and necessary documentation).
  • Is responsible for recording all data in the study database and performing the necessary Q/C for data in the study database, including recontact of study participants as necessary.
  • Understands and adheres to Rutgers’ compliance standards as they appear in Rutgers’ Corporate Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Assists with the instructing and training of lower-level study raters, recruiters and phlebotomists to develop the skills necessary to perform the required functions.
  • Is responsible for maintenance, filing and other administrative duties for participants enrolled, consistent with research protocols.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Work Arrangement
FLSA Exempt
Grade 25S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 65083.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 78131.000
Annual Maximum Salary 92788.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description HPAE, Local 5094
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
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant science (psychology, social work, etc.) plus two (2) years of related research experience preferred, or a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant science plus three (3) years of related research experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have access to personal transportation to conduct field activities.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bilingual+ English/Spanish and experience in the diverse ethnic communities in New Jersey.
  • Pre-existing community relationships in the Rutgers University health catchment area, and/or ties with groups who face additional barriers accessing healthcare and social services, and/or have demonstrated such expertise in a similar setting in past professional activities.
  • Phlebotomy certification, or willingness to take phlebotomy training course.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS; Standing, sitting, walking, talking, hearing, and driving. No special vision requirements. Must be able to lift or exert up to 25 pounds.

  • WORK ENVIRONMENT:Office environment. Off-site field environment (events, healthcare facilities, etc.). Moderate noise.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST3791
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
City New Brunswick
State NJ
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