The Research Scientist III functions independently planning and implementing the research agenda for studies conducted at Craig Hospital for which he/she serves as principal or co-investigator. This position is responsible for obtaining research funding through preparation of proposals. This person will participate in the preparation and dissemination of research findings on a multi-institutional, national, and international level.
Serve as Principal Investigator on extramurally funded research studies.
Serve as Co-Investigator on other funded research studies.
Conceptualize and direct preparation of funding proposals, writing and submitting multiple grants for research funding per year, and assist with the writing or editing of other research proposals.
Serve as a point of contact for collaborative/multi-site research when Craig Hospital has been approached to participate as a clinical site for medically focused studies.
Consult and provide expertise on other research studies.
Explore/track various sources for grant funding.
Oversee staff and make assignments necessary to conduct the research agenda.
Consult with other departments, administration and physicians regarding their research needs.
Oversee and has responsibility for all phases of assigned projects including data collection, data quality, analysis and dissemination. Collaborate in designing strategies and data collection instruments for assigned projects.
Write grant progress reports and final summaries as required by department, institution and funding agencies independently.
Communicate research and training progress with executive director, staff, funding sponsors and advisors.
Provide direction and guidance of assigned department personnel, demonstrate professional judgment, use problem solving techniques and delegate appropriately. Collaborate with the team to assess and allocate staff resources based on the needs of the research department.
Mentor Research Scientists I and II, Research Assistants and Research Associates as well as other members of the research department.
Provide leadership in the development of performance standards for research staff. Mentor research employees on their performance in a professional and timely manner. Plan and develop educational in-services for the department as appropriate.
** This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.
Education: PhD or equivalent degree in relevant field of study required.
Experience: 10 years of progressive research experience (as a PhD) and direct supervision of other staff and/or project management. 10 years of successful track record in writing for and obtaining grant funding to support a research team. Recognized leadership in the field of rehabilitation research or similar area. Established publications record in the field of rehabilitation research with at least 30 publication and 10 of those as first author. Prior leadership experience preferred. An individual must have obtained independent funding of extramural grants.
Skills & Abilities: Project management to complete studies on time and within budget according to a written plan of work. Ability to foster and maintain collaboration with other departments, institutions and programs. Demonstrated excellence in written communication skills. The ability to effectively communicate with people to convey or exchange information. Ability to analyze data from a wide variety of research designs, including randomized controlled trials. Focused on conducting research related to the broad concerns and objectives of Craig Hospital and the patients and families we serve. Demonstrate ability to successfully develop, obtain funding, implement, lead and complete clinical research. Ability to work with teams of clinicians and researchers and provide expertise and consultation in the development and conduct of research at Craig Hospital. Reviews and understands specifics regarding proposal writing. Ability to work competently and effectively under stress. Ability to meet frequent deadlines within short time frames. Excellent organization and customer service skills. Ability to successfully handle multiple priorities and prioritize and schedule accordingly. Must be able to successfully and effectively communicate with a variety of personnel. Work collaboratively with other departments and physicians. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office. Ability to input, access and analyze data and sufficient overall understanding and knowledge of computer hardware and software necessary to successfully complete research and training projects.
Internal Number: 2672RES3515
About Craig Hospital
Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado, is a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital that exclusively specializes in the neurorehabilitation and research of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and brain injury (BI). Craig is a not-for-profit, free-standing, national center of excellence that has treated more than 34,500 patients with SCI and BI since 1956.
Craig Hospital provides a comprehensive system of care for patients with brain injury, from the initial days after injury, through inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient treatment, home- and community-based services, and long-term follow-up. Our goal is to help patients return home as independent and prepared for the future as possible.
We are equipped to provide care for newly injured patients and work with a wide range of acute medical issues. Our staff is experienced in treating adolescents and adults with moderate to severe brain injuries, with all levels and types of medical, physical, cognitive and behavioral challenges.