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Research Scientist

Brown University
Providence, RI
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Job Description:
The Research Scientist at the School of Public Health is responsible for the investigation of deficits within scientific knowledge. The incumbent will devise, formulate, and execute investigative protocols and disseminate their insights through the publishing of findings in authoritative publications and documents. They conduct in-house research and presentations; they spearhead data collection and interpretation and work as co-lead for joint research undertakings.

Education and Experience

Post-Doctoral Degree and 5 years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Competencies
  • Expertise and demonstrated experience in experimental design.
  • Proficiency and demonstrated experience in qualitative research and quasi-experiential designs.
  • Proficiency in open science framework, including topics such as the need for registration of pre-analysis plans.
  • Expertise in at least one (1) statistical programming language (i.e., R, Python, Stata, SAS, or similar).
  • Strong communication skills, in both written and verbal formats, and including under short deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and maintain relationships with a diverse range of partnerships
  • Excellent technical skills
  • Must understand the purpose for and reactions constituting the experiments being performed.
  • Ability to independently carry out experiments and deviate from protocols when necessary
  • Willingness to take instruction and training in specific techniques
  • Sterile technique and animal handling expertise
  • Individual must understand general goals for experiments
  • Must be able to accurately write and report experimental data
  • Must be observant and self-motivated, able to think critically and problem solve.
  • Must be willing to work with hazardous chemicals and infectious agents.
  • The position requires highly developed time management skills
Recruiting Start Date:2023-08-25Job Posting Title:Research ScientistDepartment:School of Public Health Office of Finance and AdministrationGrade:Grade 11Worker Type:EmployeeWorker Sub-Type:Fixed Term (Fixed Term)Time Type:Full timeScheduled Weekly Hours:37.5
Position Work Location:
Hybrid EligibleSubmission Guidelines:Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.Still Have Questions?If you have any questions you may contact Statement:Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person's race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

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