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Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 12/26/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Recruitment/Posting Title Epidemiologist
Job Category Staff & Executive - Medical (Clinical) - Emergency Medicine
Department NJMS-Emergency Medicine-NJPIES
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 an Epidemiologist for the Department of Emergency Medicine (NJ Poison Information and Education System) within the New Jersey Medical School.  Develop and pursue epidemiologic and methodologic expertise for the Department of Emergency Medicine (and New Jersey Poison Information and Education system), including study conceptualization and design, grant application and deliverables, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of results and outcomes.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Develop a practical strategic focus for pursing research in collaboration with internal and institution-wide partners. Examples include the School of Public Health, Program on Global Health, Population Health efforts at UH and Rutgers, and poisoning management with NJPIES.
  • Collaborate with and support departmental faculty on statistical analyses for ED-based and Poison Center-based research protocols.
  • Apply for independent funding sufficient to sustain the ability to pursue longitudinal research efforts.
  • Develop and implement epidemiological or clinical research protocols.
  • Assist in the identification of potential investigators and partner sites, both institutionally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Collaborate with ED leadership to oversee research technical and/or administrative staff, to include hiring, training, goal-setting, and distribution of workload.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of study-specific monitoring and reporting procedures, methods, guidelines, and tools; participates in the establishment of baseline parameters and edit check specifications, and in the development of subject tracking systems.
  • Ensure that all aspects of studies are being carried out in accordance with state and federal regulations, guidelines, and policies.
  • Work with the IRB and departmental research infrastructure to assure ethical and timely pursuit of research.
  • Maintain updated knowledge of epidemiologic and surveillance applications and processes relevant to emergency medicine, global health, population health, and/or poison prevention and management.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 25S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 63496.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 76225.000
Annual Maximum Salary 90525.000
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Degree in Epidemiology.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Assist with data surveillance, quality assurance, and analysis of NJPIES Hotline Data (Poison, COVID, AIDS/STD hotline) to enhance research and surveillance efforts, as well as create an outward facing data dashboard for stakeholders of NJPIES
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Standing, sitting, walking, hearing and talking. Must be able to life and/or exert force up to ten (10) pounds.
Office environment, with no significant exposures or noise levels.
Special Conditions

Posting Number 21ST4136
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
Location Details

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