The Research Scientist will join the School of Public Health at Brown University and collaborate with investigators on ongoing federally funded research projects in the field of implementation science. The Research Scientist will serve as an essential investigator across several active implementation science grants with multidisciplinary teams. The Research Scientist will be responsible for the overall management of the research and to ensure that it is conducted in an ethical manner and in accordance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations, institutional policies, and requirements or determinations of the School of Public Health. Â Specific projects will include, but will not be limited to a cluster randomized trial with 30 opioid treatment programs, a pragmatic trial with the largest adolescent residential treatment program in the country, an implementation trial training over 900 front-line counselors throughout South Africa, and a regional training and technical assistance center that trains over 2,000 front-line counselors per year. The Research Scientist will also devote effort to specific research grants as a collaborating investigator. The Research Scientist will have opportunities to participate in grant writing and co-author scientific publications. The Research Scientist will receive mentoring and guidance from experienced faculty with in-depth clinical research expertise in implementation science.
Devise, formulate, and execute investigative protocols (50%)
Supporting Actions: Â
Assist investigators with the design, selection, application, and utilization of implementation science frameworks, models, and methods, both pre- and post-award.Â
Conduct background research in novel and emergent areas of implementation science to help the investigative team stay abreast of the latest research in the rapidly changing field of implementation science.Â Devote effort to specific implementation science research grants as a collaborating investigator. Responsibilities on each grant will be commensurate with the effort provided and may include: engaging community organizations in new projects; recruiting organizational leaders and front-line service providers; developing training materials for community and organizational partners; designing and evaluating implementation strategies; and troubleshooting common issues that arise in implementation science projects (e.g., provider staff turnover plan, stakeholder engagement).Â
Serve as the âœfaceâ of research protocols by serving as the primary point of contact for community stakeholders, subcontractors, contractors, and other collaborating institutions.Â
Publish findings in authoritative publications and documents (30%)
Lead in drafting, revising, and finalizing study operational procedures.Â
Lead the drafting, revising, and finalizing of interim and final deliverables, including reports required from the funder, data safety monitoring board, and institutional review board.Â
Lead and contribute to the drafting of peer-reviewed publications for authorship, as well as the drafting of user-friendly summaries of results for a broader audience.Â
Supervise research personnel (20%)
Mentor and assist fellows and junior faculty with their research projects, from design to analyses.
Supervise research assistants in day-to-day project activities. Approve the setting of annual performance goals, approve weekly timesheets, provide constructive feedback and professional development support on an ongoing basis, and provide annual performance reviews.
Job QualificationsÂ Â
â¢Â Â Â MD or PhD in public health, healthcare administration and management, health services research, organizational sociology or related field and a minimum of five (5) years of applied research experience in implementation science or health services research in the healthcare, public health, or social service sector. â¢Â Â Â Demonstrated experience conducting implementation science study trials such as pragmatic effectiveness trials, cluster randomized trials, or stepped wedge trials.Â â¢Â Â Â Demonstrated expertise in advanced research methods, including mixed methods. â¢Â Â Â Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to produce clear, concise reports and presentations about data and complex issues. â¢Â Â Â Demonstrated scientific stature in peer-review publications and service to professional organizations. Â Â â¢Â Â Â Experience in mentoring trainees and other staff â¢Â Â Â Ability to meet frequent, multiple and tight deadlines â¢Â Â Â Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team â¢Â Â Â Ability to travel within the U.S and internationally. â¢Â Â Â Must have an asserted research ability demonstrated through publication and grant record. â¢Â Â Â Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are required. â¢Â Â Â Must have the ability to work effectively with staff, students, faculty, and corporate collaborators. â¢Â Â Â Proficiency with basic technology is required.
â¢Â Â Â Possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment
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