Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Fellow for The Center for Health Identity Behavior & Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) (www.chibps.org) situated at the School of Public Health.
The Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) is a nationally recognized center dedicated to conducting rigorous scientific research that advances Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (LGBTQ) health. In particular, the work at CHIBPS focuses on understanding drivers of health disparities including HIV and other STIs, substance use, and mental health burdens. The CHIBPS research team includes individuals from a variety of disciplines such as psychology, public health, social work, and neuroscience.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will work on an NIH/NIDA-funded project related to syndemic production in emerging adult sexual minority men. The Postdoctoral Fellow also will have the opportunity to collaborate with other faculty at the School of Public Health and with the College of Global Public Health at New York University. This position is 100% grant-funded and located in Newark, NJ.
Works on oversight and management of existing data sources from the P18 Cohort Study (Syndemic Production among emergent Adult Men) conducted between 2009-2019.
Oversees the management of multiple data sets associated with the study including survey, biologic, and calendar-based data as well as an ancillary study on human papillomavirus (HPV) and herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection.
Manages the production of scholarly papers and presentation emanating from CHIBPS in coordination with the Director.
Participates in grant writing, development of new projects, carries out related analyses using data from other studies.
Facilitates research productivity of graduate students and junior research team members with CHIBPS Manager.
Develops grants for extramural funding.
Actively involved in all research activities of CHIBPS such as developing analysis proposals, conducting data analysis, writing manuscripts and conference presentations.
Engages with the communities and populations with which we work to conduct dissemination and other research activities.
Minimum Education and Experience:
PhD, ScD or an equivalent doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, social and behavioral sciences (e.g., sociology, psychology), or related fields with strong emphasis on quantitative methods or applied statistics.
Must have extensive experience conducting statistical analyses with large databases using SAS or Stata.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong quantitative analysis skills and experience conducting statistical analyses with large databases, including longitudinal modeling.
Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge of transgender health, LGBTQ health disparities, and HIV-affected populations.
Track record of, or strong potential for, independent funding.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS – Lift or exert force up to 25 pounds.
Salary: Maximum authorized hiring amount $52,896
Posting Number: 19ST3911
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 99776
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