Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Fellow for the department of medicine within the New Jersey Medical School.
The purpose of this full-time research job is to collaborate with Professor Stanley H. Weiss, MD and Daniel M. Rosenblum, PhD, respectively principal investigator and study coordinator, providing specialized research support for the procurement and analysis of outcomes data in a ~10,000-person linked cohort, begun in the 1980's and backed by a biospecimen repository, of persons with a history of illicit drug use, as well as other associated research tasks. The incumbent will be afforded the opportunity to collaborate in original research with a team of MDs and PhDs who have expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics, population-based registries, and health outcomes research, and priority work may be extended to genetic epidemiology and metabolomics research. Current study priorities include chronic diseases with a focus on cancer, genetic risks for various substance use disorders, and social disparities including race/ethnicity, sex and socioeconomic status. The study is supported by a five-year R01 grant from NIDA and multiple interdisciplinary collaborations.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Assesses validity of results of matching prospective cohort subjects' records to various data sources and integrates outcomes data.
Assists in the maintenance of existing databases, and in their utilization in achieving study objectives.
Cleans data, inputs it into databases, and maintains and documents databases.
Collects and/or supervises collection of data from participating drug treatment centers, involving on-site activities at those centers and coordination with staff of those centers.
Conducts descriptive and statistical data analyses.
Conducts literature reviews, including critical assessment of relevant papers.
Minimum Education and Experience:
PhD or ScD or DrPH in epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related field, with a focus on chronic disease, health outcomes, and/or inferential analysis of complex datasets.
Experience in analysis of data and of longitudinal data is a plus, including time-dependent covariate analyses, survival analyses, logistic and multivariate regressions, and study power calculations.
Experience with the presentation of research at scientific meetings and in refereed publications.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated facility in programming SAS® Software.
Demonstrated proficiency in use of Microsoft Office, including at a minimum Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, including expertise in data manipulation and use of functions in Excel.
Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
Flexibility of hours is an asset.
Having own auto with current insurance.
Posting Number: 21ST0524
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 127799
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