Rutgers School of Public Health is seeking a Research Teaching Specialist V (RTS V) for the Center for School and Community-Based Research and Education. Under direction of the principal investigator and Center leadership, the RTS V assists in the coordination and administration of specific phases of applied research, including interventions (educational and/or environmental), incident/injury surveillance and training evaluation data entry and analysis. Goals include accurate, precise community and school-based applied research and practice, effective educational training, and print and electronic materials to empower diverse populations to reduce or prevent exposures and to make informed decisions about environmental and occupational safety and health.
Establishes and maintains, for applied field research, accurate records of contacts by phone/e-mail and of qualitative and quantitative field data in computer databases.
Helps create fieldwork descriptions.
Visits participants in field, at homes, schools, and other community locations.
Assists with data collection, as well as, reporting procedures including the developments and preparation of abstracts, papers, and presentations for conferences.
Helps to ensure dissemination of quality print and online resources like educational materials and other information regarding program, research and policy activities.
Initiates and composes appropriate correspondence in a clear and concise manner to internal and external sources.
Assists in preparing grant proposals, interim and final reports for the funding agency or foundation, and program related newsletters for the public.
Keeps other staff informed of monitoring activities and progress of work assignments.
Attends scheduled project team and Center meetings.
Co-supervises undergraduate students interns and Aresty Research Fellows.
Minimum Education and Experience:
A Bachelor's Degree in Science (Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, etc), Public Health or a related field from an accredited college or university plus at least two (2) or more years of related full-time experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.
Advanced knowledge and skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and PowerPoint, proficiency with a standard statistical software package (SAS, SPSS, STATA, etc.).
Experience working with school districts and familiarity with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), NIOSH (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health), and EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) training and outreach programs.
A Master's Degree(s) in Public Health, Environmental Science and/or Engineering or Industrial Hygiene, with an emphasis on environmental and/or occupational policy, which may substitute for up to one (1) year of work experience, depending on the degree program completed.
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.