Assistant Scientist

Gainesville FL
Sep 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title: Assistant Scientist Job Description:

The Department of Aging and Geriatrics is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of an assistant scientist for the Clinical Research unit.

The assistant scientist's initial assignment will be research field work and scientific research activities. 

- Research field work: Ensure high levels of adherence and retention to study protocols for the UF Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center research program. Lead and oversee PICS Project 1 Study Staff for Outpatient Follow-up. Maintain participant retention at or above the the level recommended by the Advisory Board. Provide and explain discharge and post-procedure instructions to research participants. Coordinate day-to-day activities and ensure compliance of specific research studies. Greet long-term outcome participants inpatient and at the IoA-CTRB. Complete monthly phone calls and phone visits as needed. Schedule return visits (M3/6/12), home visits, and assist the outpatient team in scheduling Project 3 and Frailty visits.
Obtain informed consents; collect medical history and medication inventory per protocol. Monitor at-risk participants and update the Principal Investigator regularly on retention status. Serve as back-up Outpatient Study Coordinator when needed. Ensure that the study documents are properly organized, and manage study data. Ensure outpatient ICFs are collected appropriately, scanned and uploaded to Epic per institutional requirements. Lead Study Team Meetings and present at PICS Team Meetings as required. Oversee Study Team prompt regulatory reporting and regulatory compliance of the study team. This position requires excellent knowledge of Good Clinical Practice and Regulatory/Compliance Clinical Trials Requirements (including RAC/OCR and myIRB workflows and best practices). Assist in development and submission of any changes in the assessments used in the PICS follow-up protocol. Supervise volunteers on research studies.

 - Scientific research activities: The duties will include being a key intellectual contributor to collaborative research within the UF Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center program, with focus on long-term function and interventional outreach to survivors of chronic critical illness. Additionally, the scientist will be expected to develop an independent line of research with demonstration of a consistent, high-quality publication record and demonstrated efforts to aggressively seek and maintain extramural funding. The development of research studies, publications and presentations of results will be important measures of academic productivity. Additional expectations include publishing in high impact journals and mentoring master's, doctoral and post-doctoral student research.

Advertised Salary:

Salary is negotiable and based on education and experience

Minimum Requirements:

PhD in relevant field

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Clinical Research and aging research participants population 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your CV/resume and three letters of recommendation.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (EDT) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: Yes

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