Continuing our history as leaders and innovators in the care of women, children, and families living with HIV, the mission of the Franois-Xavier Bagnoud Center (FXB Center) in the Rutgers School of Nursing is to eliminate barriers to high-quality health care for vulnerable populations. We are community health practitioners, educators, collaborators, and researchers united to reduce socially determined health disparities that are unjust and modifiable.
The four main program areas of the FXB Center are: 1) Clinical Practice, 2) Workforce Development, 3) Child Health Program, and 4) Research. This position relates to the Research program area. Our growing interdisciplinary team of nursing, mental health, public health and social behavioral scientists is committed to an evolving research infrastructure supporting a range of applied research studies of rigorous design and theoretical grounding.
We develop research projects that are directly informed by and address health needs of vulnerable groups, such as women, children, and minority populations affected by profound health disparities. Our research questions arise from gaps we encounter in knowledge and practice.
The primary purpose of this Research Associate position is to provide support for the coordination and evaluation needs of the HRSA-funded Special Project of National Significance (SPNS) Project: Improving STI Testing and Treatment among People Living with and at Risk for HIV. Primary responsibilities will be to work closely with the Program Director on tasks of varied levels of research-related activities, from preparing documents (e.g., publication, grant writing, literature reviews, IRB-related items, etc), to research tool preparation and dissemination to participants (e.g., measurement scales, programming, survey distribution), to data management and analyses, and communication with all parties involved (e.g., collaborators, participants, administrators, etc). This position is ideal for a candidate with interest in HIV and/or sexually transmitted infections.