Research Teaching Specialist IV

College of South Jersey
September 24, 2023
Offerd Salary:Salary 49566.
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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Research Teaching Specialist IV

Job Category Staff & Executive - Research Support (Laboratory/Non- Laboratory) Department RWJ-Psychiatry Research Overview

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 IV for the department of Psychiatry at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is seeking a highly motivated Research Teaching Specialist for the Affective and Clinical Neuroscience Lab (Lab Director: Avram Holmes, PhD), housed within the Center for Advanced Human Brain Imaging Research and the Department of Psychiatry. Research in the lab focuses on the establishment of biological and environmental predictors of psychiatric illness risk. Duties include, but are not limited to, subject recruitment, data acquisition using behavioral and neuroimaging techniques (MRI), data entry, coding, database management, some data analyses, and overseeing subject reimbursements. This position will offer exposure to diverse subject populations, including psychiatric patients, in a lab that employs genetic, systems neuroscience, and clinical techniques. The work entailed requires a high degree of motivation and self sufficiency, although extensive training and supervision will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated student to gain experience and knowledge of neuroimaging techniques in preparation for a graduate career. This is a full- time salaried position.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • As directed, performs various research and technical operations relative to ongoing investigatory activities of the laboratory, with a specific focus on MRI research of cognitive and emotional processes.
  • Performs MRI studies. Duties may include operation of task stimulation, eye tracking, and assistance in operation of the MRI scanner.
  • Helps coordinate subject recruitment and data management.
  • Assists investigators in the implementation of cognitive tasks and stimulation paradigms for use in functional MRI and cognitive neuroscience studies.
  • Assists in conducting a continuous program of research and development regarding the functions of the laboratory. Participates in the evaluation of the existing procedures, suggesting revisions where necessary and proposing new procedures where required.
  • Position Status Full Time Hours Per Week Daily Work Shift Work Arrangement FLSA Exempt Grade 19S Position Salary Annual Minimum Salary 49566.000 Annual Mid Range Salary 59113.000 Annual Maximum Salary 69919.000 Standard Hours 37.50 Union Description HPAE, Local 5094 Payroll Designation PeopleSoft Benefits

    Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to https:// Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https: // insurance.

    Seniority Unit Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month Position Pension Eligibility ABP


    Minimum Education and Experience

  • Master's Degree in a relevant science, or a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant science plus one (1) year of related research experience.
  • Experience with data analysis, data management or computer coding may also be counted as related research experience.
  • Certifications/Licenses Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • The candidate must also have good interpersonal skills as they need to be able to work well with collaborators across multiple departments and research participants, including research participants who may have neuropsychiatric problems.
  • Preferred Qualifications

    Equipment Utilized Physical Demands and Work Environment


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


    Office environment. Moderate noise.

    Special Conditions

    Posting Details

    Posting Number 23ST2298

    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 Location Details

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    Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to receive an updated (bivalent) vaccine dose. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals, if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate's offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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    Supplemental Questions

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  • Do you have a Master's Degree in a relevant science, or a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant science plus one (1) year of related research experience?
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