This job has Expired


Research Project Assistant

Rutgers University

Job Description

Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Research Project Assistant
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research Support (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department SASN - Psychology
The Department of Psychology at Rutgers University – Newark (RU-N) is made up of world-class experts in developmental, perceptual, and social psychology, and cognitive neuroscience.  Members of our department engage in research collaborations that cross departments, campuses, institutions, and countries, engaging with and serving the greater Newark area, providing invaluable hands-on lab experience to undergraduates, and fostering student involvement in research.  The department is also home to the most popular RU-N undergraduate major.
Posting Summary
Rutgers University-Newark, an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise, is seeking a Research Project Assistant. Reporting to the Principal Investigator (PI) of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab, this position assists with experiments using standard basic techniques.
This position is responsible for and not limited to the following:
  • Keeps records of work performed and maintains databases and other records
  • Collects, sorts, and compiles samples and data, performs preliminary analysis, and analyzes data Maintains laboratory in an organized, clean, and safe manner in accordance with established procedures and regulations
  • Orders experimental supplies
  • Trains and leads students through various laboratory-related activities
  • Coordinates and schedules student work shifts. Provides research and technical support as needed.
  • Follows and enforces policies and procedures established by the Lab, the Department of Psychology, the School of Arts and Sciences-Newark (SASN) and Rutgers University-Newark
  • Performs professional work that requires knowledge of general laboratory experiments and practices, as well as specific knowledge of the University policies and procedures
  • Must be able to multitask in a fast-paced, stakeholder-focused environment with an understanding of the mission, vision, role, and goals of the Lab, the Department, SASN, and RU-N, and the role the tasks and responsibilities of this position play in the achievement of these goals

The position is grant funded and dependent on adequate external funding.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
Work Arrangement
This position requires a fully on-site work arrangement.
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 03
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 44831.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 55743.000
Annual Maximum Salary 66655.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description URA-AFT Administrative
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
Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related scientific field or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant research experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Must have a basic knowledge of the research discipline
  • Skills are normally acquired through an accumulation of work experiences and/or specific work related training programs
  • Requires the ability to record and maintain data in computerized and non-computerized formats
  • Must be able to communicate effectively
  • Must attend and complete any relevant laboratory safety and other training
  • Computer literacy required
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in psychological research with human participants
  • Experience with Windows and Mac computing and Microsoft Office suite
Equipment Utilized
PC and Mac computers, Microsoft Office, and SPSS. Must be familiar with or learn all equipment, software, and specialized programs and/or materials needed to support the effective and efficient performance of this position.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Laboratory environment
  • Must adhere to any relevant laboratory safety policies established by Rutgers Environmental Health & Safety (REHS)
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 23ST1443
Posting Open Date 05/29/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-Newark
Home Location Campus Rutgers University-Newark
City Newark
State NJ
Location Details

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Immunization Requirements

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 fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. 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.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

*Please mention you saw this ad on AcademicJobs.*

Apply Now

Be Seen By Recruiters at the
Best Institutions

Create Your FREE Profile Now!