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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/20/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department Inst-Hth,Hth Care Pol&Agng Res

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.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research within the Institute for Health.

Under the direction of Soko Setoguchi, MD DrPH, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and School of Public Health and the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Treatment Science (PETS), the Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for conducting and assisting in studies examining the interaction between climate factors (extreme heat and air pollution) and medications and devices in older adults with chronic conditions on adverse health outcomes as well as other funded and unfunded projects. Candidates must have and maintain competence in pharmaco- and device-epidemiological research methods and programming skills for large relational databases. This is a two year position that will be supported by an active NIH funding. The successful candidate will further develop research skills under the mentorship of Dr. Setoguchi and will have opportunities to develop their own research question, compose and submit their own grants, write and publish in scientific journals, and continue their own scholarly and research development with input from other faculty and experts, including Dr. Brian L. Strom and others at the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Develops and supports creation of scientific protocols and statistical analysis plans for multiple grant funded
    studies and preliminary studies.
  • Conducts comprehensive literature review as requested in support of research projects and grant proposals.
  • Generates and compiles analytic datasets with support from a programmer.
  • Performs chart and abstraction review and data collection from electronic and paper medical records.
  • Conducts data analyses, and interprets and presents study results with appropriate conclusions and/or recommendations relevant to research activity.
  • Participates in regular study progress meetings, and provides general administrative support for funded grant
    studies and preliminary studies.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 99S
Position Salary
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
  • A doctorate degree in pharmacoepidemiology, epidemiology, biostatistics or related fields or a master’s degree with equivalent knowledge and skills.
  • Experience working with large databases such as Medicare, Medicaid, or commercial insurance databases and/or electronic health record databases in a research setting.
  • Candidates in all but degree (ABD) status will also be considered.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge in pharmacoepidemiological research methods and programming skills for large relational databases using SAS, R, Python and/or SQL.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, and the ability to present scientific findings in various formats and to compose manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Ability to work well independently and in a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, project management, and problem solving skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with Medicare and Medicaid databases or other claims databases.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Must be able to exert force up to 35 pounds. Office/Laboratory/Clinical environment
Special Conditions

Posting Number 21ST1265
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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