Fields: health, psychology, sociology, education, social work
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
About the Organization: As a research center of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, the Bloustein Center for Survey Research brings together expertise in a wide range of public policy areas with a full complement of research designs and methodologies. Our mission is to conduct high quality survey and evaluation research that meets the needs of our clients and advances understanding of contemporary social and public health issues. The BCSR is a full-service research center offering clients assistance with study and sampling design, multiple method data collection, focus groups, analysis, reports, and presentations. The BCSR staff has extensive experience conducting survey and evaluation research in various public policy fields. The center has conducted needs assessments, program evaluations, tracking studies, and outreach analyses in education, social services, health and health care, maternal and child health, behavioral health, disability assessment, the environment, sustainability, business, and transportation.
About the Position: The position provides support to the BCSR’s project coordinators with daily responsibilities on ongoing survey research projects. The Research Project Assistant assists on current data collection projects related to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and New Jersey Student Health Survey (NJSHS) reports to the project coordinators on a daily basis. Projects are grant-funded. Primary project responsibilities are on collection of survey data for the BRFSS project where this position is responsible for handling all phases of data collection including training and supervising part-time staff, survey administration, phone follow-ups, and on-site data collection tasks.
- Bachelors Degree in social sciences preferably in Public Health, Psychology, Education, Sociology, Social Work, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates experience in social science research.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, especially on the telephone
- Prior knowledge of public health risk factors and ability to manage
- Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel, when necessary, to high schools across the state to conduct on-site student health surveys.
- Preferred: Demonstrated attention to detail in prior social science research studies, particularly studies that are sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Experience with WinCati Interviewing software and supervision of part-time staff.
Estimated Salary: $40,026 – $59,511 (mid-range is $49,768) + benefits
Deadline: ASAP / Not Given