Research assistant position for HIV disparity research in Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

We have an exciting opportunity for graduate students interested in HIV disparity, social epidemiology, and public informatics research to join a strong interdisciplinary research team at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

This research assistant position offers opportunities to work on HIV disparity research focusing on the impacts of social determinants of health on HIV care engagement through a cohort study of young Black men who have sex with men and Black transgender women in Chicago. The research assistant will also be encouraged to attend and present the results of the research findings at scientific conferences, participate in study meetings and interact with collaborative research members at Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, University of Chicago Medicine, and Columbia University. We are seeking motivated graduate students in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, spatial data science or related field. This Research Assistant is a part-time position for 10 hours per week (starting immediately through March 31, 2024).

Required Qualification:

· Students who are currently pursuing a graduate degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, spatial data science, or related fields.

· Proficient at use of a statistical software such as SAS, Stata, R, SPSS (required).

· Working knowledge and experience of Geographic Informatics System (GIS) (required)

· Ability to think proactively, be a self-starter, and function both independently and as a team member

· Strong organization skills and excellent attention to detail

· Excellent written and oral communication skills

For more information or questions, please contact Dr. Yen-Tyng Chen at yentyng.chen@rutgers.edu.

To apply for this job email your details to yentyng.chen@rutgers.edu