Post-Doctoral Fellow

Updated: about 10 hours ago
Location: New Brunswick, NEW JERSEY
Deadline: ;

Position Details


Recruitment/Posting Title Post-Doctoral Fellow
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research Support (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department Inst-Hth,Hth Care Pol&Agng Res
Overview

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 Post-Doctoral Fellow for the Institute for Health (IFH) at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research.

The Center for Health Services Research within the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers University is seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow. The Fellow will serve as a member of the Center’s investigative teams for several major health services research studies, collaborating with faculty investigators in planning and implementing complex health services research analyses; implementing research analyses of large healthcare dataset incorporating billions of records; and designing and conducting statistical modeling of patient-level outcomes and utilization and writing of journal articles reporting results, along with related project documents. The position requires high-level skills in statistical analysis and research methodology including epidemiological and health services research methodology, statistical programming, longitudinal analysis of healthcare claims data, developing and testing statistical models of healthcare utilization and outcomes, methods for the analysis of “big data” in healthcare encompassing billions to trillions of records, statistical testing, survival analysis, machine learning, and other data science and statistical techniques in support of large observational healthcare studies. The incumbent will bring significant skills in these areas and will have the opportunity to further develop skills and expertise in data science, advanced longitudinal analysis of healthcare data, health services research methodology, application of advanced statistical methods, healthcare claims data analyses, and other skills foundational for careers in advanced applications of data science, applied statistical modeling, health services research, pharmacoepidemiology, longitudinal analysis of healthcare utilization and outcomes, and a related high-level analysis of healthcare data.

Under the direction of the Director, Associate Director, Principal Investigators, and/or senior Research Project Managers, the incumbent will implement complex statistical analyses of health care claims data including millions of Medicare and Medicaid claims and other research data; interface with scientific collaborators and their teams at other institutions, and draft reports of analytic results. The Fellow will participate in the writing of research papers and contribute to the development of study progress/final reports as appropriate. Mentoring will be provided in the further development of advanced expertise in healthcare data analysis, longitudinal modeling, advanced statistical programming techniques, and high-level analysis of healthcare claims data. Opportunities will be provided to complement the job training experience with selected coursework in statistical analysis, research methods, and related topics, as mutually agreed upon between the candidate and the center director.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Works with investigators and senior Center staff to implement sophisticated, longitudinal statistical programming and data analysis for health services research and outcomes studies evaluating the use and effects of pharmacological and other healthcare treatments, utilizing national and data healthcare databases including national Medicaid/Medicare, nursing home, private insurance, and other datasets reflecting healthcare encounters on very large patient populations (tens of millions of individuals
    followed over multiple years).
  • Applies advanced techniques in SAS software for longitudinal data analysis, data linkage across large datasets, construction of medication use calendars, and statistical modeling of outcomes.
  • Contributes to or leads manuscripts for publication in scientific journals including methodology, development of tables & figures, and text summarization of results.
  • Provides data-analytic support to a large and complex program of research.
  • Constructs statistically advanced programs in SAS and other analytic software for analysis of data from
    large and sensitive national healthcare dataset.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 99S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary
Annual Mid Range Salary
Annual Maximum Salary
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Non-Union
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Benefits

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility None

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Doctoral degree in a biostatistics, bioinformatics, epidemiology, health, data, or other related field.
  • High level expertise in use of statistical software such as SAS, Stata, R, Python or similar data analytic software.
  • Candidates in all-but-degree (ABD) status will also be considered.
Certifications/Licenses
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Detail-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative.
  • Ability to collaborate on complex projects with multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong skills in written and verbal communication.
  • Flexible and efficient in a fast-paced academic environment.
  • High level skills in statistical analysis and research methodology including epidemiological and health services research methodology, statistical programming, longitudinal analysis of healthcare claims data, developing and testing statistical models of healthcare utilization and outcomes, methods for analysis of “big data” in healthcare encompassing billions to trillions of records, statistical testing, survival analysis, machine learning, and other data science and statistical techniques.
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions
  • Ability to communicate with other researchers and staff in person, and via virtual meeting software (Zoom, Teams, WebEx, etc), phone, and email.

Posting Number 20ST2369
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
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