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Student Assistant
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
 
 
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Date Posted 05/21/2022
Category
Admin-Student Affairs and Services
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Position Details
Position Information


Recruitment/Posting Title Student Assistant
Job Category Staff & Executive - Academic Affairs
Department SPH-Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
Overview
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.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a Student Assistant for the Health Behavior, Society and Policy Department within the School of Public Health. The Student Assistant will assist in study with older adults with serious illness and their caregivers. This study aims to determine the feasibility and acceptability of a mobile health mindfulness app in order to eventually improve the overall care and mental health of older adults with serious illness and their caregivers. The Student  Assistant will assist with data collection, subject recruitment and tracking, IRB submissions, manuscript preparations, and data management for the study under the supervision of the primary investigator.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Support Principal Investigator with subject recruitment at multiple sites throughout New Jersey ( Livingston, Monmouth Medical Center, Monmouth South, and New Brunswick).
  • Orient participants to the mHealth app.
  • Perform follow up assessments via telephone.
  • As directed, performs various research relative to investigatory activities; may assist in conducting specialized research for a particular phase of a project. 
Position Status Part Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 99H
Position Salary $16-$25/hour
Annual Minimum Salary
Annual Mid Range Salary
Annual Maximum Salary
Standard Hours 35.00
Union Description Non-Union
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Benefits
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 Temporary Staff Appointment - Hourly
Position Pension Eligibility

Qualifications


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Must be a current Rutgers’ student. 
Certifications/Licenses
  • Valid driver’s license.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Currently a Rutgers’ student.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with mHealth technologies (proficient with android and iPhone operating systems).
  • Experience with older adults or caregivers and experience with human subjects research.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Must be able to lift or exert force up to 25 pounds.

Special Conditions
  • This position requires access to a vehicle and a valid drivers license.
  • Travel to study sites will be reimbursed. 

Posting Details


Posting Number 22ST1742
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Piscataway (RBHS)
Location Details

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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