Faculty Scientist II-Health Outcomes/Health Services Research

Maine Medical Center   •  

Portland, ME

Industry: Hospitals & Medical Centers


5 - 7 years

Posted 36 days ago

Job Details:

The ideal candidate for this position will be a health outcomes researcher with a substantive focus in one or more of the following areas: health communication, decision sciences/medical decision making, health services research, or a related field of inquiry.

Mid-career researchers with an established program of research and a strong track record of extramural funding and peer-reviewed publications are preferred; however, early career candidates with appropriate skills and experience will be considered.

Candidates with an MD/DO, PhD, ScD, DrPH, or other relevant doctoral degree will be considered for this position. For physician-scientists, candidates with formal research training (e.g., MPH, research fellowship) are strongly preferred.

Position Summary

Conducts a variety of research activities, often heading projects independently, but may enlist the assistance of more experienced scientists as collaborators. This position will receive mentorship from one or more senior scientists in areas such as grant writing and applications, teaching, and navigating research administration and research compliance issues. This position will be responsible for the independent conception of research projects, obtaining external funding for these projects and the publication of results from these projects in a timely manner. These studies should be of sufficient importance and impact to bring recognition to the investigator, resulting in increased or sustained funding, etc. This individual will assist in the development of operational guidelines for the research. As an independent position, the individual should exercise good judgment in decision making with regard to the management of personnel, budgets, and other matters that pertain to running a program or project as an independent investigator. With regard to problem-solving, the individual in this position should know the limitations of his or her problem solving skills both scientifically and administratively and should use good judgment to seek advice and input from reliable sources when the problem is beyond the scope of his or her expertise. Follows safety, human subjects and animal use guidelines. Manages grants or projects including supervision of multiple staff, project reports, etc. Monitors the project budget. Where inventions or other intellectual property are developed during the course of the research, will contribute to the process of working with the patents and licensing office to seek appropriate rights. Ability to supervise and to coordinate efforts of several staff for complex internal/external groups. Position availability is directly related to grant funding.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Demonstrated ability to read, write, and speak English effectively

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Outstanding interpersonal skills.

Visual acuity, manual dexterity, math skills and a scientific acumen are required.

Doctoral degree in relevant biomedical discipline

5 years of experience as a Faculty Scientist I (or Assist Prof)

Successful track record of R01 funding or equivalent research support

First or Senior author publications in major peer-reviewed biomedical journals

Evidence of beginning of national recognition in selected field as demonstrated by invited presentations at national biomedical meetings and invited reviews for major biomedical publications

Demonstrated ability to design and conduct novel and potentially high impact biomedical experiments

Evidence of significant mentorship and teaching accomplishments

Evidence of significant institutional citizenship

Essential Functions

  • Supervises major research project(s) and writes grants and obtains extramural funding for major research projects
  • Ensures timely, accurate and complete communication of research findings at regional, national and international meetings and in major and specialty-specific biomedical journals.
  • Teaches and mentors (as assigned by Center Director) summer students, interns, graduate student and research fellows.
  • Serves on Institutional committees (as assigned by Director, MMCRI) and participates in regional and national professional societies and activities.
  • Ensures compliance with all state and federal regulations pertaining to safety, the ethical conduct of research, financial reporting to funding agencies, and standards of professional conduct.
  • Promotes teamwork and collaboration within MMCRI and with outside institutions