Research Teaching Specialist IV (Part-Time)

Rutgers University

Recruitment/Posting Title Research Teaching Specialist IV (Part-Time)

Job Category Staff & Executive

Department Cancer Institute of New Jersey


Through our science, our evidence-based actions, our openness, and our respect for those we serve, we will advance cancer-focused research worldwide and reduce the burden of cancer in our catchment area. By engaging with and empowering our exceptionally diverse populations, and addressing their questions and fears, we will engender hope for cancer patients and their families and play a critical role in strengthening the fabric of our communities by gaining and protecting their trust and providing access to the outstanding oncology care each person deserves.

Our mission is to accelerate scientific discovery focused on understanding cancer, innovating cancer treatment, and improving cancer prevention; to provide outstanding, novel, and compassionate patient care; to provide evidence-based and culturally informed education to physicians, nurses, researchers, staff, and the community; and to achieve cancer health equity in our state through outreach to and engagement of our extraordinarily diverse communities.

Curiosity and Discovery, Integrity, Collaboration, Cultivating Diversity, Respect and Caring, Perseverance.

Posting SummaryRutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Teaching Specialist IV (Part-Time) within the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The purpose of the Research Teaching Specialist IV position is to support research that focuses on understanding and promoting health-related behaviors among individuals with cancer and those at risk for cancer, under the direction of the Program Manager of the Shared Resource and the Qualitative Research Scientific Director.

Among the key duties for this position are the following:

  • As directed, creates a user-friendly system for study tracking and data entry using already-developed systems.
  • Participates in phone, electronic, and in-person communications and meetings with study staff.
  • As directed, recruits and contacts study participants by telephone, online, or in-person.
  • As directed, collects research data off-site or online, including but not limited to surveys, interviews, field observations, focus groups, and online forums.
  • As directed, provides support in data processing, storage, organizing, and preparing data for qualitative analyses.
  • Reviews, codes, and analyzes data with research team.
  • Supports the preparation and dissemination of research findings through scientific posters, presentations, manuscripts, and community events.

Position Status Part Time

Hours Per Week 

Daily Work Shift 

Work Arrangement 

FLSA Nonexempt

Grade 19B

Position Salary 

Annual Minimum Salary 26.950

Annual Mid Range Salary 32.160

Annual Maximum Salary 37.980

Standard Hours 37.50

Union Description 

Payroll Designation PeopleSoft


Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to

Seniority Unit

Terms of Appointment Staff – 12 month

Position Pension Eligibility ABP

  • Minimum Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or another health, social or behavioral science or Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant science plus one year of related research experience required.
  • Additional experience may be substituted for the degree on a year for year basis.


  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrated organizational, communication (oral and written), and problem-solving skills required.
  • Strong personal initiative, attention to detail, flexibility, and ability to work independently and manage multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, and oral and written communication skills, including the ability to motivate and recruit study participants.
  • Proficiency with qualitative research software such as Atlas.ti required. Ability to work flexible hours (including evenings and weekends) as needed.
  • Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and EndNote. Bilingual (Spanish and English) skills an asset.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • One (1) year of qualitative research experience, including data collection and analysis is preferred.
  • Experience in managing research projects and working with survey and data management software such as RedCap is strongly preferred.

Equipment Utilized

Physical Demands and Work EnvironmentPHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25 lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Office environment. Moderate noise.

Special Conditions

Posting Number 24ST0396

Posting Open Date 02/19/2024

Special Instructions to Applicants

Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)

Home Location Campus Rutgers University – New Brunswick

City New Brunswick

State NJ

Location Details

Read Full Description

To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your cover/motivation letter where ( you saw this job posting.

Job Location