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Postdoctoral Fellow (Social Justice & Health Equity Postdoctoral Diversity Training Program)
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/04/2021
Admin-Health and Medical Services
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Fellow (Social Justice & Health Equity Postdoctoral Diversity Training Program)
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department SPH-School of Public Health-NWK

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 six centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, clinical and translational research, 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 including New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Blackwood, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.

Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.

Rutgers RBHS is an anchor institution that boasts locations in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Social Justice & Health Equity Postdoctoral Diversity Training Program within the School of Public Health. Under the direction of the Department Chair the Post-Doc Fellow will participate in the culture of the school and partake in educational programs that will further develop their scholarship, including grant writing, providing opportunities for and guidance with teaching, and professional development to undertake community-engaged research.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Actively conducts research with primary mentor and department members.
  • Advances the School’s commitment to health justice and social equity through research, teaching, and community engagement directed by the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Prepares peer-reviewed research publications and scientific grant writing.
  • Teaches two School of Public Health courses per academic year.
  • Presents scientific/research contents in institutional, national and international forums.
  • Contributes to writing of IRB applications and grants to respective agencies.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 99S
Position Salary $60,000
Annual Minimum Salary
Annual Mid Range Salary
Annual Maximum Salary
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Non-Union
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility None

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Ph.D. Degree in Public Health, Biomedical Sciences, Social Sciences or a related health field.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge and skills of statistical data analysis and data management.
  • Adequate writing skills for scientific and technical reports and articles.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Timely, consistent, motivated individual and team player.
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Lift or exert force up to 25 pounds
Special Conditions
  • May be required to travel between SPH locations of Newark and Piscataway.

Posting Number 21ST1129
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
  • Must add Research Statement including identification of potential member (maximum 750 words) in required applicant documents.
  • Must add Proposal for NIH funding during the postdoc period (maximum 250 words) in required applicant documents.
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
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