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Research Teaching Specialist IV

Rutgers University

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Recruitment/Posting Title Research Teaching Specialist IV
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department RWJ-Psychiatry Research
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 in the Department of Psychiatry within 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: David Zald, Ph.D.), housed within the Center for Advanced Human Brain Imaging Research and the Department of Psychiatry. The lab uses a combination of techniques to understand the structure of psychopathology and its neural correlates, with a particular focus on functional MRI. The Research Teaching Specialist will perform various tasks relative to coordinating MRI studies of brain dynamics and their relation to psychopathology.
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.
  • Assists with the maintenance of study documents and data including sensitive data containing confidential information.
  • Assists with communication with the Institutional Review Board.
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
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
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant science, or a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant science plus one (1) year of related research experience (Neuroscience, Psychological/Cognitive Science, Social Work and Biological Science).
  • Experience with neuroimaging research, subject recruitment and study coordination.
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
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking or hearing. No special vision requirements. Must be able to lift or exert up to 25 pounds.
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT: Office environment. Moderate noise.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 23ST1553
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

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.

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