Research Scientist - RI Clinical & Trans Spencer

Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus , OH 43216

Posted 2 months ago

Overview

Research Scientist - RI Clinical & Trans Spencer

Works under the mentorship of principal investigator (Dr. John David Spencer) or Senior Research Scientists to design experiments and develop protocols to conduct research in a specific scientific area regrading insulin signaling, antimicrobial peptides, and innate immune mechanisms in the kidney and bladder. The scope of work is to identify new mechanisms and therapies for the treatment and prevention of urinary tract infections and pyelonephritis. The Research Scientist will be supported to present his/her work locally and at national conferences. The Research Scientist will also be expected to supervise trainees. Added work includes preparation of technical materials such as abstracts, annual reports, scientific papers and presentations. Publishes scientific articles in appropriate refereed journals with a target goal of one first author manuscript annually and one abstract submission to a national meeting annually. Works toward a goal of becoming independent in his/her research effort and contributes to the lab's efforts of obtaining extramural funding. An understanding of kidney or bladder physiology, microbiology, or bioinformatics is appreciated but not required.

Schedule: (Full time, Benefits Eligible)

Location:

Wexner Center700 Children's DrColumbus, Ohio 43205

Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?

The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children's Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Everyone Matters. We're 13,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we'll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children's badge what they do for a living. They'll tell you it's More Than a Job. It's a calling. It's a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

Nationwide Children's Hospital. A Place to Be Proud

Responsibilities

  • With minimal guidance from a RI mentor, design experiments and develops protocols required to conduct productive research in a specific scientific area. After the study has been designed, performs the research work in accordance with the protocol.

  • Helps to train and supervise technical support staff in performing specific techniques essential to carrying out the research program.

  • Records and analyzes data generated by the research study, and helps to plan future research endeavors.

  • Prepares scientific and technical papers from the results of the research work. Publishes papers in appropriate refereed scientific journals as outlined above. Presents findings at local and national research forums.

  • If appropriate, collaborates with other ongoing research efforts either at RI or at The Ohio State University.

  • Works toward research independence. Prepares to submit proposals and significantly contributes to submissions to external granting agencies.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Education:

  • MD, Ph.D, Pharm.D., or equivalent degree.

Experience:

  • Desire to pursue a career in biomedical research, and knowledge of the research process.

  • Necessary technical skills in the appropriate area of research.

  • Ability to do technical writing, and good communication skills.

Minimum Physical Requirement:

  • Kneeling / reaching (Frequently)
  • Finger dexterity (Frequently)
  • Talking / hearing / seeing (Frequently)
  • Lifting / carrying weight 0-20 pounds for 1-5 minutes (Occasioanlly)

EOE M/F/Disability/Vet

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Research Scientist - RI Clinical & Trans Spencer

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