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Program Coordinator I
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/18/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Program Coordinator I
Job Category Staff & Executive - Administrative & Support
Department Human Genetics Inst of NJ
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrated a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 70,800 students and 27,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.
Rutgers University–New Brunswick took root over 250 years ago. We are the state’s most comprehensive intellectual resource—the flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as designated by the Association of American Universities. We are the region’s most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research center with a global impact.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Program Coordinator I for the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey. As part of two large international, multisite studies on the genetics of Tourette Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, this person will organize, administer, and coordinate multiple facets of the project. As the Rutgers coordinator, this person will be responsible for subject recruitment, scheduling evaluations, and data entry. In this role, this person will contact families who indicated an interest in participating in the study, collect informed consents, and enter subject data into the central database.
Among the key duties of this position are:
  • Serve as a liaison with our various collaborating US and international sites.
  • In this role, the hire will verify questionnaire data and be responsible for confirming data integrity for all research data from all sites.
  • The hire will supervise students working on the project and develop and evaluate processes for effectiveness.
  • The person must be able to work independently that is consistent with and understanding of the mission, vision, and goals of the research projects and carry out some routine and semi-routine work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI).
  • Overall, the hire must perform professional-level work that requires knowledge of general research protocols and application and use of concepts, theories and terminology of the study protocol.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 04
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 51359.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 63909.500
Annual Maximum Salary 76460.000
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 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.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under Policy 60.1.35 , 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.  Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility .  Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine .  Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of project coordination and subject recruitment.
  • A minimum of two years relevant experience in a research program coordination
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Good communication (both verbal and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills, and must be able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • High level of maturity and have experience dealing with families who have children with special needs.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience recruiting individuals and their families for studies on psychiatric disorders. Familiar with Microsoft Access, Word and Excel is desirable. Since the individual will be working with research data, meticulous attention to detail is required.
Equipment Utilized
  • The program coordinator will have daily interactions with the PI, collaborators, clinicians, lab personnel, and parents whose families are involved in the study.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Must be able to transfer study-related blood collection supples to evaluation location. On the evaluation days, this entails some lifting of items and using a rolling cart to transport. The heaviest item is approximately 35 lbs.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST1597
Posting Open Date 05/17/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Location Details
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Pre-employment Screenings

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

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

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: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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