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Research Associate III ("Study Rater")
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/22/2022
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Research Associate III ("Study Rater")
Job Category Staff & Executive - Administrative & Support
Department RWJ-Psychiatry-IMHS-ZM1604
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Posting Summary
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Associate III for the Department of Psychiatry at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Under the direction of the Director of the Center for Genomics of Psychiatric Health & Addiction (CGPHA), the Study Rater is responsible for the conduct of representative studies of persons with psychiatric illness and those with no mental health diagnosis, including recruitment and enrollment of participants from diverse ethnic communities and the Rutgers University catchment area through administration of screening and clinical diagnostic instruments and surveys. Current funded research studies focus on the enrollment of minorities under-represented in research, in particular those of Latinx and African ancestry.
Among the key duties of the position are the following:
  • Performs semi-structured diagnostic interviews relevant to ongoing investigatory activities of the CGPHA, independently or as assigned.
  • Independently follows research protocols including administering study consent, study diagnostic instruments, providing compensation to participants and recording all data in the study database.
  • Is responsible for maintenance, filing and other administrative duties for participants enrolled, consistent with research protocols.
  • Participates in both on-site and off-site community engagement and study recruitment activities, and will maintain and/or develop networking and community relationships in the Rutgers University health catchment areas.
  • Participates in recruitment activities to maximize access to potential participants, which may involve irregular work scheduling to match community needs and availability, requiring occasional evening and weekend work and off-site travel.
  • Assists in the implementation of the programs and projects in special areas of interest to CGPHA and the department, including development of and participation in pilot studies.
  • Understands and adheres to Rutgers’ compliance standards, as they appear in RBHS’s Corporate Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 18S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 47546.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 56638.000
Annual Maximum Salary 66750.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description HPAE, Local 5094
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
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant science (psychology, social work, etc.) plus one (1) year of related research experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant science plus two (2) years of related research experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have access to personal transportation to conduct field activities.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bilingual+ English/Spanish and experience in the diverse ethnic communities in New Jersey preferred.
  • Pre-existing community relationships in the Rutgers University health catchment area, and/or ties with groups who face additional barriers accessing healthcare and social services, and/or have demonstrated such expertise in a similar setting in past professional activities preferred.
  • Phlebotomy certification, or willingness to take phlebotomy training course preferred.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Standing, sitting, walking, talking, hearing, and driving. No special vision requirements. Must be able to lift or exert up to 25 pounds.
Office environment. Off-site field environment (events, healthcare facilities, etc.). Moderate noise.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST1765
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
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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