Research Professional 3

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Hyde Park Campus

2013005 Pediatrics-Gastroenterology

About the Unit
The Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition section consists of a team of highly skilled experts that are ready to tackle the most complex digestive diseases in children. We offer specialized care for patients with difficult-to-treat conditions, such as celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal failure, complex liver disorders, eosinophilic esophagitis, and acid peptic disease. In addition to managing complex care, our team also treats common gut conditions, such as abdominal pain, vomiting and constipation. Through leading-edge basic, translational and clinical research, our team is exploring new treatment options for children suffering from all types of gastrointestinal diseases. We are also investigating ways to personalize medicine for each patient, providing therapies that are more effective with fewer side effects. Additionally, with our clinical trials, we offer our patients the latest treatments before they are widely available. As leaders in the field of pediatric gastroenterology, we provide comprehensive digestive diseases care and advanced treatment options.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Principal contributions are intellectual, characterized by originality and creativity. Facilitates and promotes a project or contributes to the scientific direction of a research and clinical resource in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, as well as Celiac Disease.


  • Principal contributions are intellectual, characterized by originality and creativity.
  • Facilitates and promotes a project or contributes to the scientific direction of a research resource (core facility).
  • Make recommendations for productivity improvement in the section of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.
  • Review Faculty schedule (effort and allocation). Make recommendations for productivity improvements.
  • Review referring physicians and establish relationship building.
  • Review opportunities to grow referral base.
  • Review finance reports with Administrator and establish plan for variance resolution.
  • Review RVU productivity and establish plan to increase metrics.
  • Review current ambulatory strategy with chairman and establish groundwork for building alliances and relationships in the community.
  • Meet internal referral base in General Pediatrics and ensure satisfaction with GI service with action plan for any deficiencies.
  • Review Celiac Center budget, marketing plan, staff activity and establish accountability.
  • Present a “State of the Union” presentation for GI to Administration within one month.
  • Meet with Clinic leadership to establish most efficient process for dispositioning patients.
  • Review GI Lab utilization and staffing with Clinic Leadership to maximize space and productivity.

  • Skilled in qualitative and quantitative methods,
  • Analytical skills required.
  • Problem solving skills required.
  • Attention to detail required.
  • Organizational skills required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Goal oriented with the ability to take initiative and independent action in a collegial working environment required.
  • Ability to work successfully as part of a team required.
  • Ability to train others required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and to prioritize workload and responsibilities with minimal supervision required.
  • Must be able to independently prioritize multiple projects, often under tight deadlines, and follow through with detail on all assignments.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, or Certifications:

  • Doctoral degree in a field of study relevant to the research being conducted required.

  • Three years' work experience in the field gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition required.
  • Experience facilitating and promoting a project or contributing to the direction of a resource in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition, as well as Celiac Disease required.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Word processing and spreadsheet applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Access).
  • Knowledge of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, as well as Celiac Disease required.

Required Documents:

The following documents are required to be considered for this position:
  • Resume

NOTE: When applying, all required documents, including cover letters, MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 9/15/2018
Application Due: 9/23/2018
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