RARC Faculty Recruitments

The Brain Health Institute and Rutgers Addiction Research Center are recruiting multiple tenured or tenure track faculty members at the Assistant/Associate/Professor level to expand our research portfolio in the areas of Basic Science; Epidemiology, Etiology, & Prevention; Treatment & Recovery; and Public Policy.

For more information about these positions visit our positions launch announcement. If you have any questions, please email RARC Director Dr. Danielle Dick, danielle.m.dick@rutgers.edu.

RARC Program Assistant (Per Diem)

The RARC is recruiting a part-time Program Assistant to assists with the development, implementation and monitoring of programs within Dr. Danielle Dick’s laboratory. The Program Assistant will provide administrative and program support to the Principal Investigator, faculty, and other professional staff. This position assists in clerical work, procurement, planning and support of program activities, and the coordination of office operations.

For more information about this position visit our positions launch announcement.

Addiction-Related Positions at Rutgers

Multiple postdoctoral positions in addiction research are available across Rutgers campuses and departments. A collection of these opportunities can be found on our Training Opportunities page under the Postdoctoral tab.

Under the direction of Principal Investigator Dr. Mark Rossi, the Research Teaching Specialist (RTS) V will be responsible for the performance and analysis of specialized experiments focused on studying the involvement of the hypothalamus and associated brain regions in regulating feeding and obesity. The project is part of the lab’s goal to understand how the brain orchestrates motivated behavior and how it is altered in pathologies such as obesity, addiction, or eating disorders using in vivo calcium imaging, optogenetics, and electrophysiology.

The RTS is expected to have experience in conducting and analyzing scientific experiments involving rodent models and in neuroscience and cellular biology techniques, such as genotyping, survival surgery, histology, microscopy, electrophysiology, calcium imaging, or coding. The RTS will be responsible for maintenance and genotyping of the mouse colony and will assist with ongoing research projects in the lab. The RTS will also be responsible for ordering reagents and supplies as well as collaborating with the Principal Investigator in monitoring how the resources are used in the lab. In addition, the RTS will participate in lab meetings, research in progress seminars, and present at conferences. Applicant will assist in the preparation and writing of scientific manuscripts and grant applications, and in the management of the laboratory, including the training of new personnel and the direct oversight of student aids. Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, one (1) year of related experience in neuroscience or related research, and  experience with mouse breeding and handling.


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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Substance Abuse Counselor in Addiction Services – Outpatient – Middlesex County Jail for Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care. The Substance Abuse Counselor provides community-based case management and counseling services for individuals with substance use disorders to include assessment, treatment/recovery planning, linkage and coordination of care.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Provides case management services to assist individuals and/or families to gain access to needed medical, social, education, mental health, addiction, co-occurring and other services.
  • Provides coordination, managing, monitoring, and follow-up of services provided to meet the needs of individuals.
  • Provides crisis prevention, intervention, and resolution services to individuals served.
  • Develops or contributes to the development of a comprehensive individualized service/rehabilitation/recovery plan that addresses issues identified in collaboration with the individual served that reflect measurable goals and objectives and are based on individual program needs assessments in accordance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Provides substance abuse evaluations, develops treatment plans, and provides individual and/or group counseling and crisis interventions.
  • Follows up with referrals to program within established unit timeframes.
  • Facilitates referrals to physical health, mental health and addictions treatment programs to include detox and rehab services.

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